Sorry for the lack of posting yesterday—I was busy, busy in my kitchen.
I am so in love with my bar, and I’m thinking…I’ll soon be madly in love with the rest of my countertops too (they’re drying now). I worked on my counters all day yesterday (and the night before) and I can’t wait to show them off to friends who visit. They’re beautiful and I owe it all to Giani Granite, and the little elbow grease I put into making it happen.
If you can remember; I did a post for Giani Granite a few days ago. I explained cost, time, thoughts, and even shared pictures with you (you’re more than welcome to check that out).
If you read that post and were sold on the process, you can visit Giani Granite to read and see more.
This has been a very rewarding experience for me. My kitchen looks awesome. And because they look so good, hub says he wants to repaint the cabinets too; to give the whole kitchen a makeover. This makes me happy, because I’ve been asking him to let me repaint the cabinets for over a year now and he didn’t see the point. Now he does and I can’t wait to see how that turns out…I’ll keep you posted.
Take a look at the before and after(s):
Oh how I love my kitchen. It’s absolutely beautiful, and because I don’t have a ‘great’ camera—the pictures don’t do justice to the looks of my kitchen in person.
What I love Most about Giani Granite’s paint kit is that you have everything from booklets and DVD demos; to online Q&As and pictures for references. I also love the cost (which is not much at all after searching for kits similar to this). For instance; Hub showed a friend our counters (when I finished the bar and not yet started on the rest of the kitchen). He was instantly in love with the results. The next day he needed to make a trip to the hardware store so he decided to see if they sold anything similar. He did come across one that was similar, but cost $200 dollars…I about died when he said that. When hub told him how much Giani kits were—well, he about died too (for opposite reasons, obviously). I’m thoroughly impressed with everything Giani has to offer.
The one thing I didn’t like was the little paint roller that came in the kit. They seemed a little cheap and didn’t work really well. Half the time they were gliding on the surface rather than rolling, but it still managed to give me good results. And it’s one of those things that, if I ever needed to purchase from Giani again (which is highly possible now), it wouldn’t cost much to go out and get a better roller.
Overall—highly recommended for those who want to up-do their kitchen counter tops. From what I’ve seen, and experienced; it’s the most affordable way to go if you’re wanting counter tops that mimic granite tops. But…and I say this cautiously (and as a “note to self”)—if you plan on doing this project. Don’t start it if you’re not going to finish. The reason I say this: I did the bar at the beginning of the week (it’s beautiful) and then waited another day or two to start the rest of the countertops (bad idea). When I started on the rest of the kitchen, it didn’t come out the same as the bar. It’s still great and I’m happy with them, but…they look different from the bar. Even though I was using the same techniques, there was something I did different which gave me different results. Had I done it all in the same day, I have a feeling the counters would look more “together”.
I’d still recommend it!
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