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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Giani granite paint for counter tops FINAL reveal!

My goodness folks, you have been some anxious cats over this Giani granite paint for counter top project reveal!
Here is part I
Not as anxious as we have been for the final result!

Lots of us have this drab builder grade cultured marble in our homes.
Although, I really love this small little guest bathroom, the only down fall was the counter tops.
We have some great tile work in here, and it really is pretty.

Mike and I had looked into granite some time ago, and geesh was that expensive! Even at a warehouse with some extra cuts, it still would have been  a tleast a $400.00 job or more, because we would have had to replace the sink.
Just not a happening now in the budget.
Therefore, Giani came into the equation, and we thought, why Not try it.
Nervous, OH YES!~

I knew my color choice was spot on! No worries there.
I will tell you it is VERY IMPORTANT 
not only to read all the instructions, but to also watch the DVD that they provide with your kit.
They were pretty spot on.  We watched  the DVD three times together, so that we would feel confident if one of us missed something, the other would pick it up.

For us, we worked well together on this project, and both added something very important to it.
I was the painter, Mike was the prepper, and sealed it three times.
The toughest part of the job was taping off just the right amount in the inner sink area to be sure it looked like it was a drop in bowl.
The paint did indeed bleed through a bit, and perhaps it was on our end of  the prepping part. Kinda hard to tape around a sink bowl in the inside.
It was however, not difficult to correct and get that even edge around the inner sink area.

So you want to see it now ???

Gorgeous right?
My kit was chocolate brown.

We are very very happy with the end result!

So if you are wondering my recommendation! That would be a two thumbs up!
You can work this paint to your liking with the sponge. Because we like the Spanish, rustic type feel, that is what I feel we accomplished with the look.
If we/I can do it, anyone can!~
Take your time, read the instructions, and watch the DVD several times.
You know me, I am not one for instructions, but this I WAS!

So what do you think? you going to give it try?
If you do, PLEASE let me know so I can come see it, and cheer you on during the process.
**I was provided this product free of charge by Giani, to use and review.**
Opinions on review are however, my own, and my own words.

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Blogger Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Oh it looks totally amazing. I love it. I have that same bathroom, I don't know why they all use the same thing. Just really a little tacky, but your new paint job looks amazing. Love it. Hugs, Marty

January 11, 2012 at 12:11 PM  
Blogger Shari @ said...

That is amazing Debbie! What a great option for granite lovers on a budget. You did great!


January 11, 2012 at 12:14 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Now, that's just too cool. You both did a great job. It really does look like the real stuff. I'm thinking in my head now.....just where can I go with that stuff.

January 11, 2012 at 12:15 PM  
Blogger Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

It turned out wonderful Debbie! Love the color you chose.

January 11, 2012 at 12:20 PM  
Blogger Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Wow, it looks just like real granite. Good job!

January 11, 2012 at 12:21 PM  
Blogger Val said...

Wow- absolutely amazing. What a fab product!

January 11, 2012 at 12:22 PM  
Blogger Anita Diaz said...

My goodness, I cannot believe that, it looks great!! It looks like a difficult project. Anyway, you guys dis a great job and I cannot believe what a difference it made. I thought it looked great before, but you kicked it up a notch!

January 11, 2012 at 12:23 PM  
Blogger Sunny Simple Life said...

Wow that really came out great!

January 11, 2012 at 12:25 PM  
Blogger Amy @ Keep'n The SunnySide said...

Looks really great!

January 11, 2012 at 12:25 PM  
Blogger Victoria said...

Wow, that is very cool Debbie! It really does look like granite! Having to do a black basecoat is always scary, that's how the fake rust was that I put on my faux tile headboard...kinda freaks you out!

It really does look great though and in lean times like these doing things on a shoestring is an extra bonus:)

January 11, 2012 at 12:27 PM  
Blogger Ruby Jean said...

Oh that is AMAZING and the end result is FABULOUS!!! It looks like the REAL thing...

January 11, 2012 at 12:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, it is gorgeous! The team work paid off, you did a brilliant job.
Now, off to see if we stock this in England!

January 11, 2012 at 12:29 PM  
Blogger Laura at Ms. Smartie Pants said...

What a transformation! I need to look for this stuff, I am redoing a bathroom later this year, and yep it's that same counter/sink!

January 11, 2012 at 12:32 PM  
Blogger Rosemary@villabarnes said...

LUV IT!! You guys did an awesome job.

January 11, 2012 at 12:38 PM  
Blogger Andrea said...

very cool product...the result is fantastic! We had a VERY similar vanity in our previous home. We found a granite top, with backsplash and sink for $200 at home depot. It was super easy to install, and I was so surprised at how cheap it was! No need for it now, with this treatment, but thought you may be interested anyhow =)

January 11, 2012 at 12:38 PM  
Blogger Gail said...

WOW Debbie that turned out GREAT! You two are quite a team working together and getting the results that you both achieved in this project!!!Love it!

January 11, 2012 at 12:39 PM  
Blogger Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Beautiful Debbie! What a difference on a budget too! Did they have lighter colors? I need to do this in my bathroom. Thanks!


January 11, 2012 at 12:40 PM  
Blogger Pam - @diy Design Fanatic said...

Your countertop looks fantastic, Debbie! Great job. Changes your whole bathroom and makes it so much warmer!

January 11, 2012 at 12:50 PM  
Blogger Tammy @BeatriceBanks said...

Wow! That really turned out fabulous!

January 11, 2012 at 12:53 PM  
Blogger Kelly said...

What an amazing transformation! I love how much better it looks. I can't get over how much it makes the sink bowl look seperate from the counter. Glad that this was a successful project for you!

January 11, 2012 at 12:59 PM  
Blogger Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Looks great Debbie! You two did an awesome job. Love the color.

January 11, 2012 at 1:05 PM  
Blogger Sandi @ The Primitive Skate said...

Oh my Goodness! It looks amazing. You both did a wonderful job.
I have been pondering on doing this in my kitchen. i seen it on a couple Blogs and the results were amazing. Thanks for sharing!

January 11, 2012 at 1:07 PM  
Blogger Sonny G said...

it looks terrific.. ya'll seriously did a great job. applause applause.

January 11, 2012 at 1:07 PM  
Blogger Anonymous said...

I'd never heard about this paint before you mentioned it. Looks like it works great. Your counter looks beautiful!

January 11, 2012 at 1:14 PM  
Blogger Martha said...

wow! that looks gorgeous! Thanks for directing me to their FB page! I think I can do it!!

January 11, 2012 at 1:14 PM  
Blogger Jemsmom said...

L-O-V-E it!!!!!!! THat is awesome! I have the same bathroom and I don't have any idea why I thought "cultured marble" was supposed to be really nice! I may have to do this!!! Wow!!!!!

January 11, 2012 at 1:16 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Holy Heck! That turned out so fabulously! I'll put it on my endless list to do.

January 11, 2012 at 1:18 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Wow your counter top looks great. You did a great job of imitating granite, which is the most important part of this type of project. It looks great. I might try this on my bar but that is a while off.
Thanks for sharing

January 11, 2012 at 1:24 PM  
Blogger Lorna said...

I love it!! What a dramatic transformation. I would definitely give it a try.

January 11, 2012 at 1:27 PM  
Blogger Bonnie@Creative Decorating said...

It looks great, Debbie! I have a double sink vanity that is hunter green cultured marble. I have been reading how to paint the whole thing including the sink. I will let you know when I complete it. It will be a few months away when we can open the windows to let the fumes out!

January 11, 2012 at 1:47 PM  
Blogger Olive said...

Very well done you two. I am not an instruction reading person either but can if I must.

January 11, 2012 at 1:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's beautiful - I love it! You did a great job!

January 11, 2012 at 2:10 PM  
Blogger Peggy said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous and totally amazing. This is something I'd love to try. You guys really did a great job - it's beautiful. Peggy

January 11, 2012 at 2:15 PM  
Blogger Dee ⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️ said...

Hi Debbie,

Holy smokes what a fantastic transformation!!!!!!


January 11, 2012 at 2:38 PM  
Blogger At The Picket Fence said...

Oh Debbie it looks incredible! Totally like the real thing and you guys did an awesome job! :-)

January 11, 2012 at 2:51 PM  
Blogger Heidi @ Decor & More said...

What a wonderful budget-friendly solution. Looks awesome, Debbie!!

January 11, 2012 at 2:57 PM  
Blogger Daniella said...

That is PERFECT!! And for the price it is so worth it! If I do it, and mess it up, at least I didn't spend 400 bucks!!
Awesome job!

January 11, 2012 at 3:00 PM  
Blogger Bliss said...

Hmmmm. I have boring white Corian in my kitchen, but there is a lot of it, I'm scared to try it on there just in case. However, does it work on formica type counters too? I have two dated areas with some black marbly Formica that I wouldn't mind not looking at anymore! That stuff really transformed your bathroom, big bang for low bucks.


January 11, 2012 at 3:00 PM  
Blogger Jan@southernjunkin' said...

Wow and wow! I can't believe it is just paint!! Great job you two!

January 11, 2012 at 3:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wow, now thats amazing, I know you keepsaying you're not an artist but Debbie it takes skill the blend colors so beautifully, great job!

January 11, 2012 at 3:11 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

I had the same vanity and did that after doing my kitchen counter. I love Giani paint

January 11, 2012 at 3:12 PM  
Blogger Glenda/MidSouth said...

Wow! Great job - Very Pretty!! You are braver than I am. :D

January 11, 2012 at 3:17 PM  
Blogger Gina said...

Wow, that's an amazing transformation. It turned out great!

January 11, 2012 at 3:32 PM  
Blogger Maria Elena said...

Debbie, it looks so awesome! What a huge difference! We were quoted almost three thousand dollars to get granite installed in our master bathroom. You know I am going to have to give this a try! LOL
Was it difficult to do? I have to show my husband your pictures. It looks like it was done professionally. Thank you so much for sharing! Here comes another project!:)

January 11, 2012 at 3:33 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

WOW, it looks so beautiful. I love it. I would love to do my kitchen counter tops! May have to investigate. Just beautiful, Deb. Great job.

January 11, 2012 at 3:36 PM  
Blogger Shine said...

OK....I'm going right now to check out their site! Thanks so much for sharing...this does look like an awesome product, and an affordable alternative to the much sought after granite:) Blessings~~Shine

January 11, 2012 at 3:44 PM  
Blogger Kammy's Korner said...

You totally solved my dilemma!!! I have no qualms about painting a countertop since I did it in my kitchen and it turned out GREAT, but my countertop in my bathroom is exactly like yours, color and I think, and I was reeeeally not thinking painting a the inside of the sink would be a good idea!!!! Okay, gotta try it now!! THANK YOU, THANK YOU!! I feel like I totally owe ya. (Don't expect mine to look as amazing, however!)

January 11, 2012 at 3:57 PM  
Blogger Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Wow, Debbie! It looks fabulous! Good job! Hope you are having a great week!...hugs...Debbie

January 11, 2012 at 4:08 PM  
Blogger At The Picket Fence said...

Fabulous Debbie!! You did a spot on amazing job. If I didn't know, I would totally think it was granite. Great work!


January 11, 2012 at 4:25 PM  
Blogger Carol said...

Remarkable! You & your hubby did a fantastic job! You inspire me!


January 11, 2012 at 5:04 PM  
Blogger Debra@CommonGround said...

wow, Debbie, this looks fabulous, you guys did a great job. I wouldn't have known it wasn't real granite!!

January 11, 2012 at 5:06 PM  
Blogger Teresa@magazineyourhome said...

Oh my goodness, that looks gorgeous!!! I am definitely going to give it a try. WOW!!!

January 11, 2012 at 5:19 PM  
Blogger Homeroad said...

Im shocked at how great it looks! I was wondering if you could do the inside of the sink? Is it sturdy enough to use it inside the sink?
Thanks Debbie!

January 11, 2012 at 5:19 PM  
Blogger Ricki Treleaven said...

Very impressive, Debbie! You have so many skills!!! :D

January 11, 2012 at 5:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I absolutely love what you have done! It's gorgeous!
Can't wait to read more!

January 11, 2012 at 5:32 PM  
Blogger said...

This is amazing looking! I cannot beleive it is not the real thing!GOOD JOB!

January 11, 2012 at 5:34 PM  
Blogger Shabby chic Sandy said...

This is so beautiful! WOW! How durable do you think it will be? I want to see it again in a couple months. I really want to try this!

January 11, 2012 at 6:09 PM  
Blogger Viki said...

You all did a fabulous job. Looks gorgeous, Debbie.

January 11, 2012 at 6:18 PM  
Blogger Shanee said...

Fabulous job Debbie! I had a friend that did her counter and it looked great (her sink had a rim)...the lack of a "line" has kept me from jumping on this project but you probably just inspired me to start yet another project!

January 11, 2012 at 6:21 PM  
Blogger Kris said...

Wow...looks fabulous!!!

January 11, 2012 at 6:25 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

It's looks really good Debbie, Now you have to let us know how well it holds up... Enjoy your new bathroom


January 11, 2012 at 6:47 PM  
Blogger Linda@Coastal Charm said...

You and the hubs did an outstanding job....looks stunning!!! I have thought about trying this...maybe one day.


January 11, 2012 at 6:55 PM  
Blogger Jodie said...

Wow, So Beautiful!


January 11, 2012 at 6:57 PM  
Blogger Andrea at Opulent Cottage said...

Crazy awesome, Debbie! We still have our 1970s formica counter in our kitchen, and this may be my inspiration! Thanks girl!
xo, Andrea

January 11, 2012 at 6:58 PM  
Blogger gail@My Repurposed Life said...

Debbie--y'all did a great job! Teamwork all the way!
I love my countertops, but I'd be worried to do it in my bathroom because of the constant water.

Your sink looks great!

January 11, 2012 at 7:17 PM  
Blogger Norma said...

This is absolutely beautiful Debbie!! You did a great job. Was there much of an odor? With Leland's lung problem I have to be careful what I use.

January 11, 2012 at 7:19 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

Great Job! You said the magic words....follow the directions, I guess that project wouldn't be for me. I love the effect, it is amazing how good it looks. Congratulations. Kathy

January 11, 2012 at 7:28 PM  
Blogger Stacey Stuwe said...

Wow, that looks good!!

January 11, 2012 at 7:30 PM  
Blogger reFresh reStyle said...

It looks amazing! I love it!!! Y'all did a great job!

January 11, 2012 at 7:45 PM  
Blogger reFresh reStyle said...

It looks amazing! I love it!!! Y'all did a great job!

January 11, 2012 at 7:46 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

Debbie, your counter top looks amazing -just gives it an extra pop of color:-)

January 11, 2012 at 7:53 PM  
Blogger angnuzz said...

I love it!

January 11, 2012 at 8:19 PM  
Blogger angnuzz said...

I love it!

January 11, 2012 at 8:21 PM  
Blogger Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Unbelievable. Truly. I agree that the taping off part looks like the hardest. You did a great job though. It's that attention to detail that makes it look professional. Great job girl! (and Mike too.)

January 11, 2012 at 8:24 PM  
Blogger NanaDiana said...

Wow! Debbie, you did a GREAT job on this- well, you and the hubs, that is! It doesn't even look like the same sink at all! xo Diana

January 11, 2012 at 8:32 PM  
Blogger Ann said...

I can't believe how fabulous that looks! You buys did a wonderful job on your bathroom countertop. Thanks for sharing.

January 11, 2012 at 8:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This looks amazing! I have never heard of this! I can't believe it's not granite. It looks fabulous!

January 11, 2012 at 8:58 PM  
Blogger Linda @ A La Carte said...

Wow that looks great! Something to keep in mind for the future.

January 11, 2012 at 9:21 PM  
Blogger Luvdsun said...

Awesome job! Hope I win:)

January 11, 2012 at 9:58 PM  
Blogger Luvdsun said...

Awesome job! Hope I win:)

January 11, 2012 at 9:58 PM  
Blogger Luvdsun said...

Awesome job! Hope I win:)

January 11, 2012 at 10:00 PM  
Blogger Luvdsun said...

Awesome job! Hope I win:)

January 11, 2012 at 10:00 PM  
Blogger Andrea said...

Love this, thanks for sharing! I checked out the pricing and it's affordable....

January 11, 2012 at 11:20 PM  
Blogger An Oasis in the Desert said...

Wonderful job, Debbie!

January 12, 2012 at 12:02 AM  
Blogger The Decorative Dreamer said...

I am so amazed! Loved the close up shots. It really does look fantastic and so much like the real deal. You both did such a great job! :)

January 12, 2012 at 7:48 AM  
Blogger DIYbyDesign said...

Wow!! If you hadn't said anything I would have thought you got granite. That's impressive.

January 12, 2012 at 7:50 AM  
Blogger Kristens Creations said...

Hi Debbie, Wow! It looks awesome!! It really does look like the real thing...Kristen

January 12, 2012 at 8:50 AM  
Blogger A Hint of Home said...

Amazing transformation! Looks just like granite.

January 12, 2012 at 12:04 PM  
Blogger Kim said...

Nobody would ever guess it wasn't the real thing. Great job guys!

January 12, 2012 at 12:11 PM  
Blogger Between Blue and Yellow said...

I just started my kit today. The primer is drying as we speak. I was looking for tutorials and came across your blog. You guys did a great job, thanks for the inspiration!

January 12, 2012 at 12:59 PM  
Blogger SheilaG @ Plum Doodles said...

Well, you've already heard it a million times now, but it is gorgeous!!! One question: I know you sponge on the layers- does that give it a textured feel or does it level out with the top coats and feel smooth?

January 12, 2012 at 5:21 PM  
Blogger Queenie Believe said...

Wow the change is like night and day. You did a great job, so elegant and rich looking. Enjoy!!!
Have a great day.
Always, Queenie

January 12, 2012 at 5:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh, my goodness! I love this and what a great job you did! I've seen this kit and would be a little afraid to do it but you made your countertop look great! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

January 12, 2012 at 9:06 PM  
Blogger WhyCuzICan said...

Great results!

Thanks for sharing with all of us :)
Visiting from My Romantic Home's linky party.
Smiles from Suzanne in NW Illinois

January 12, 2012 at 9:37 PM  
Blogger Pam Kessler said...

It looks awesome. You and Mike did a great job on it.

January 12, 2012 at 10:18 PM  
Blogger Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

OH Debbie! You two did a wonderful job with this looks amazing!

January 12, 2012 at 11:58 PM  
Blogger Four Chix and A Hen said...

Oh, I so want to try this! Your bathroom looks amazing - the best I've seen even in Giani's gallery!

January 13, 2012 at 11:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, that is so stunning! What a huge different that made to the room! We are doing a kitchen remodel, and we may have to look into this more. Would love to hear how well it holds up over time.

January 14, 2012 at 7:25 AM  
Blogger HIBISCUS HOUSE said...

That is amazing. Can you put it on a wall as a blacksplash?

January 15, 2012 at 12:00 PM  
Blogger Betsy Brock said...

This is gorgeous! You did a really great job!

January 15, 2012 at 10:02 PM  
Blogger Sonia said...

Wonderful look and really does look like expensive granite! Thanks for sharing this one!
Miss Bloomers

January 15, 2012 at 10:10 PM  
Blogger Jen Migonis said...

What an amazing transformation! Nice work! :) I recently used laminate countertop paint on a couple rentals my husband and I own with hideous countertops and it's incredible the difference it makes.
Check out my makeover here:

January 16, 2012 at 7:08 AM  
Blogger Allyson Pecilunas said...

WOW, Debbie it looks absolutely amazing!! You and your husband did such a great job!!! Love it!

January 16, 2012 at 11:07 AM  
Blogger Kammy's Korner said...

So I already left a comment saying how this was the PERFECT solution for not having to paint my sink but just the countertops... THANKS - I didn't win your contest so I just went with rustoleum's countertop paint since I had leftovers from my kitchen. But here's how mine turned out:

Thanks again, Debbie! Probably wouldn't have done it if I hadn't seen how you made yours look like a dropped sink!

January 31, 2012 at 2:37 PM  

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