Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Giani Granite - A Total Counter Makeover (Giveaway)

As many of you know, as I’ve mentioned it one too many times over the past few weeks, we have been making some changes around our home. One of those changes was the new living room set up that I shared with you a few days ago, another group of changes we are making is in the kitchen. We are ripping up the flooring, changing the sink over to a white based sink and replacing the table. 
As it was all coming together in my mind I could help but think – since the two rooms are open and connected- how much better it would look if my counter tops were a bit lighter. Immediately, Giani Granite came to mind.



If you haven’t heard of Giani Granite, it is a easy, affordable, do it yourself, paint on version of granite. Giani Granite is great for upgrading  Formica, Laminate, Corian, Ceramic Tile, Butcher Block, Cultured Marble and traditional Granite countertops and vanities.

Now even though my counters are Corian, they were pure white Corian, and I hated them! It came down to given Giani a shot or new countertops all together – of course the hubby thought I should try Giani first. So a little over a year ago, I went to work with one of the Giani Granite Kits in Chocolate Brown and was really happy with the end result. It was like a mini kitchen makeover for under 100 dollars!



It’s held up for over a year only chipping in a small section where the bar stools are located - in the spot where my children repeatedly spin the stools banging them into the counter.  At any rate, I wondered if I could go with a lighter version of Giani like the Sicilian Sand kit and match the counter top to my new décor. My husband was a contractor for many year so going on his advice and the advice of a few men at our local home depot, my husband prepared the countertop to be re-primed and I started with the lighter shade of Giani.


The process is rather simple. You begin with a coat of black primer, allow it to dry for 8 hours and then you can start the fun part- creating your “granite”.  To create your look you will begin to sponge on the three pre-packaged minerals - in three foot wide sections to allow them to blend while wet.  What I love is how much freedom you have to create, making the counter darker, lighter, etc Basically you can adjust it to your style and decor


My first round - after it dried I went back and add more light brown and white


I wanted to cover almost all of the black base, while my husband preferred to keep more black coming through. I settled with more black then white, with the knowledge that before I applied the topcoat, I could always go back and add more of a certain color.


The final step is of course sealing the countertop with the clear topcoat. Each kit covers about 35 square feet of counter space.

If your looking for a change in your bathroom, or kitchen but don't want to break the bank, why not check out Giani Granite. It's rather simple and your also provided video instruction. I love my new lighter color but for some reason was more nervous with the lighter color then the dark and am thinking I want to touch up a few areas that I went a little to sparse on - in my own opinion.

Buy It: Purchase Giani Granite for $69.95 at http://gianigranite.com

Win It: One lucky reader will win a Giani Granite Kit in their choice of color
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104 comments:

eclairre said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I like Sicilian sand.

crackersmacker said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I like Chocolate Brown.

3 Giggly Monsters said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I would choose the Bombay black it would match all of our appliances.

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sottovoce said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I believe I would choose the Sicilian Sand. :-) Thank you.

Cheryl Free said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I'd pick Sapphire Blue ヅ *Thanks* for the giveaway!

Cheryl Free said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Grabbed your button

You didn't leave extra info boxes on the Rafflecopter form. [You need to check mark "I need extra info to verify this entry" and "Tell your entrants what info you need."]

Dianna said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I love the chocolate brown-- sometime ago-my husband and a friend tried to put in a partical counter top-- its brown--the rest is the ugliest blue you ever saw--that is what I get for leaving home a week to see my folks--lol.

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sandy1955 said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I live at my daughters so decision would be up to her but I love the chocolate brown
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Fawn said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I would get the Chocolate Brown
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skyrobinson said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

The Sicilian Sand is the color i would need.

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Dominique said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I like the Chocolate Brown kit. (Nikki Marie on rafflecopter)

jodi lasher said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

i would choose the sicilian sand....

Dominique said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

GFC: Dominique
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ripkep01 said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I like the Chocolate Brown. I think that we are going to be trying this kit really soon. Hope I win it.

Anonymous said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I think White Diamond would match my new tiles the best. Counter tops is next on the honey do list.
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Kim said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Probably the Sicilian Sands for my 3 bathrooms.
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HarleyC said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I'd choose the Emerald Green as my color!

Tink said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Chocolate Brown

Donna D said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I love the Chocolate Brown, but I think if I win I will pick the Sapphire Blue I love it too... My counters really need a make-over. My stove & fridge are black and I think the Sapphire Blue would look great.
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jayedee said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

i think i'd go with the sicilian sand...

♥Monkey Tales♥ said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I would pick the chocolate brown!
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wins4me said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I would choose the sicilian sand

Pain SUX said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I would lhcoose the chocolate brown

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jewelgirl0221 said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I would choose the Sicilian Sand!

rebecca williams said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Sicilian SandTM Granite
I've been eyeing this for awhile...thanks for the chance to win! :)
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Chisum Crew said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I like Sicilian SandTM Granite
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Pam2424 said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I would choose Chocolate Brown - and could really use a new countertop. Thanks so much for the giveaway.

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tannawings said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I would either go with the chocolate brown or the Sicilian sand. I am painting my cupboards and havent gotten my color down yet:)

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Ronalee said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I would pick white diamond if I won

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Kim said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I love the chocolate brown!

Daisy said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I like the Chocolate Brown.

jcwega27 said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

sicilian sand
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deb126 said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

OMG I love how nice your counter top looks, I would choose the Emerald green, I have wanted a new counter top since forever but it just wasnt in our budget, wow this is something I know that we do instead and great awesome results, it really looks amazing.
Thanks for the fantastic giveaway

Barker's Momma said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I would choose Sicilian Sand.

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Ash said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I would pick Sicilian Sand
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Annette said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Chocolate brown, I think.

Kasey Unruh said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Bombay black

hendy said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I would pick the White Diamond Granite Countertop Paint Kit
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Jill K. said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I would choose the Sicilian Sand.

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debijackson said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

sicilian sand
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Barginmom said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Sicilian sand is the color I would like to try in my bathroom.

Baklava18 said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I'd go for White diamond

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mverno said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

chocolate brown mverno@roadrunner.com

rj7777 said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I like the white diamond color. Rita Spratlen rjspratlen@gmail.com

tammy said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

chocolate brown

Terra H. said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I'd choose Roma Red. Thanks.
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Trasina said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I would choose Chocolate Brown!

Janet said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I like the the Sicilian Sand!
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Brandi Elam said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I like the Chocolate Brown.

Sherry said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I like the Chocolate Brown.

toughturtles said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Chocolate BrownTM Granite Countertop Paint Kit

Amanda said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Either the Sicilian Sand or the White Diamond.
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Melissa said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I would pick Chocolate Brown or Bombay Black!

Christine Jessamine said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

i love bombay black!

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Mames3 said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I would choose one of these three: Sicilian Sand , Chocolate Brown or Sapphire Blue.

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Mames3 said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I follow your blog by GFC as "mayble73"

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Mames3 said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I subscribed by e-mail.

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Jennifer said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I would choose the Chocolate Brown.

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Robin Quick said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I would pick the Sicilian Sand

JMyers666 said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I think I would pick Sicilian Sand.

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Karen Propes said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I like the Sicilan Sand
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polly said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

i like the white diamond
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Elizabeth Ehlen said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

chocolate brown

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♡♥♬ Louis ♬♥♡ said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I'd choose the Sapphire Blue Kit

Thank you for hosting this giveaway

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vickie said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I would chose the Sicilian Sand or the chocolate brown -not sure yet
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octoberthings said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I would probably choose the Sicilian Sand!
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Alisha L. said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I think I would choose the Chocolate Brown kit. So pretty!

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coriwestphal said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I'd go with Bombay Black!

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Jessica Rose said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I would pick Chocolate Brown

carlaboo11 said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

saphire blue

1955nurse said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I'd choose the chocolate brown kit... it was really hard to choose, they really are beautiful! (Holly)

tarter95 said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

The Sicilian Sand.
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Karen said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I want the Sicilian Sand.
Thanks, Karen
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weta1972 said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

love the Roma Red!
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Valerie Taylor Mabrey said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I would choose Bombay Black.

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Jovan said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Chocolate Brown.

Anonymous said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Agree -- Chocolate Brown!

kathy pease said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

id choose the roma red

Phelank said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I would get the Chocolate Brown! Love it!

Bonni said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I love the black and the sapphire blue

perrys05 said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Bombay black would be nice

Kristin said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Sapphire Blue! I love this!!

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Hotsnotty2 said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I would love the Bombay Black

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beautytolove said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

-Color: Bombay Black or Chocolate Brown

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might pick white diamond

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Crunchy Con Mommy said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I think I'd pick Sicilian sand for my laundry room-right now it is a horrible yellow from the 70's!

Jennafer211 said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I would pick the chocolate brown. Thanks!!

hussagain said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Chocolate brown or Bombay Black...either would look fabulous in my kitchen!

kat said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

The Chocolate Brown would really do the job!
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peppersalt said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I like the Roma Red.

Kendra Gillilan said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Sicilian Sand might go best thanks
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missysweepsalot said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I like the Sicilian Sand the best.

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I like the Chocolate BrownTM Granite Countertop Paint Kit

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lilyk said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I would choose the White Diamond kit.

Karen said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I would choose sapphire blue. Thanks for the giveaway.

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April said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Chocolate Brown

Melanie Comello said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I would love the Chocolate Brown kit

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Thanks for the great contest!
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ZESTYWONDERLAND said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I would love the White Diamond Giani Granite!
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mickeymurphy199 said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I would go with the bombay black

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I'd pick the chocolate brown


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