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finished unicorn spit table painted with a centrifuge by www.designerssweetspot.com

Hello friends! I have some exciting news to share!

Remember my project from last summer where I painted a little table with Unicorn Spit?

My little Centrifuge Painted Table has been selected as one of the judges favorites for the December Fab Flipping Contest!

I am so excited!

 

2015 Favorites&Reader Giveaway

This month, the contest is a little bit different. There will be several winners selected from the judges favorites from the contest entries over several months.

The biggest difference is that you, the reader, gets to decide who wins!

How much fun is that? There are some great projects here to inspire you!

On top of it, they have some great prizes for readers as well.

Stop on over to this website to enter! (And if you want to vote for me while you are there, that would be great!)

Have a great day!

 

Painting with a Centrifugue

Here is my how-to on painting with a centrifuge.  I hope you learn some  great tips and tricks from this tutorial!

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I finished my Unicorn Spit project a while back, I was excited today when Unicorn Spit shared it on their Face Book page. I had a good time working on this project, but there were a couple of details on painting with the Centrifigue that I left out in my original post. You can read more about it here.Painting with a centrifuge finished

Paint for centrifuge

These were the colors I used, they are called Dragon’s Belly and Blue Thunder.

Love those names!

Unicorn spit colors

 

I finished my table more than once. This photo is of my first attempt which I decided I didn’t really care for, so I flipped the table top over and painted it again.

When it was all done, I finished the table top with a coat of Linseed Oil. You can also use hemp oil or Tongue Oil. I happened to have Linseed on hand, so that’s what I used to seal the stain.

Unicorn spit colors-3

 

This is my make-shift centrifuge. I drilled a hole in the middle of the table and put it on this contraption to paint it. It is comprised of a vice, a giant nail and a couple of washers. The milk crate is just to lift it up higher so it was easier to work with.

I have the video ready, it basically shows how to spin the table top and use a steady hand with a paint brush to get the circular effect while the table top spins.

 

I used both the green and blue stains, dipping the brush in each one and working with it until I got the desired effect that I was looking for. I could have played with this thing forever, it’s rather mesmerizing don’t you think?

 

Sharing on Hometalk today!

 

Have a wonderful weekend!

 

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