Tuesday

A Kitchen Makeover with Giani Granite


Spring is in the air and with that comes spring cleaning, rearranging the house, and doing some remodeling.  When we bought our house three years ago, we knew it needed some major updates but updates means money and money doesn’t grow on trees.  So little by little we are getting there and this month’s project seems to be new kitchen counters.  Well like new…
Before

Our kitchen counters are in fair shape.  They were white, stained, and well just ugly and new granite countertops is just not something we can afford right now.  So I found Giani Granite which is a super easy and very affordable way to update any countertop. 

This was a process I was able to do all on my own, which just adds that much more excitement and joy into it because there aren’t very many “house updates” I can do without the help of hubby. First I prepped the counters by giving them a good cleaning with a scuff pad and taped off where I didn’t want the paint. 

Primer
The primer was super easy to apply.  I just rolled it on lightly as directed and then let dry. If you have any doubt, Giani Granite even sends you a How to DVD which I found very informative!

The next step was adding the colors.  At first I started to doubt myself, like I do with any project.  DON’T DO THIS!! IT WILL TURN OUT PERFECT! Hubby reassured me that granite itself is full of flaws so there was no way I could mess this up if I followed the directions.  Of course he was right, after I applied all three colors I really started to fall in love with the way it was turning out.

The top coat I thought was the trickiest, but like I said, I really doubted myself for no reason what so ever.  I think maybe I am a perfectionist and worry to much at times because these turned out way better than I could have ever hopped for. 

Can we pretend they are real granite? Of course!  They are beautiful and I absolutely love the way they turned out!  I am choosing to do one side of the kitchen at a time because you have to let them cure before you can put appliances back on them.  




After a few days, you can put light objects on them but it’s recommended that you wait 3 weeks before heavy appliances and our microwave is seriously heavy! I have about another week before I can move our appliances around and I can’t wait to finish the entire kitchen!  Don’t worry; I’ll be right back here with completed pictures as soon as I’m done.  Next step is the backsplash and the rest of the counters!


While you wait, be sure to check out Giani Granite at their following links.  For a fraction of the cost, you can update any countertop and the results are amazing!

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I received one or more of the products mentioned above free for review purposes. Regardless, I will only recommend products that I have personally tested/tried and believe will be a good fit for my readers.

25 comments:

  1. WOW!!! I am amazed at the difference.

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  2. Looks great! Cant wait to see what it looks like all done!

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  3. Wow... need to show this to my husband... would be a great product for his remodeling jobs.

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  4. Just went to their website and you can buy it at Walmart... who knew??

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    1. Send me pics when you do yours!!! I love this!

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  5. Ashley, You can lightly use your countertops the very next day. You can place your light weight items after 3 days and your microwave after 14 days. :)

    Gail~ Giani Granite.
    800-650-5699

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    1. Gail, I love love love these countertops!!!

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    1. You can buy it here in a few years lol

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  7. That is fabulous! Come over and do mine!!

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    1. Lol I wish! It was super easy! (I think that was my favorite part lol)

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  8. Wow! That looks amazing! I so need to do this! Really, my counter has a hole in it behind my sink because we don't know what we are doing! LOL!

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    1. We have a small difference around our stove where the previous owners switched stove and sink... Hubby filled it in with wood putty last night! I can't wait to finish!

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  9. wow that looks great! Awesome job!

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    1. I can't wait to finish! Hubby pulled the stove last night and sanded filled in a low spot. Im SOOOOOOOOOOOOO excited!!

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  10. Have you finished yet? I can't wait to see what it looks like!

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  11. Looks awesome I love it. Great job.

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  12. I am going to do our countertops soon with this Giani Granite. I really like the look and the price is the best!

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  13. Looking at your photos, it's hard to believe that it's not granite. You must have quite a feeling of satisfaction every time you look at your countertops now. Good for you! Thanks for sharing this.

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