I Painted my Countertops!

October 6, 2011

Sounds weird, Right?  Let me tell you about it.

It was so easy with Giani Granite Countertop paint. They give you everything you need in a convenient box, well labeled and with great written and DVD instructions.

Here is my kitchen before we painted:


First thing we did was tape.  Tape is one of the few things that didn’t come included in the box – but we had some on hand.

Then we painted the counters black.  DSC00751

It was a little strange at this point, because we had to wait overnight before we could continue, and we knew the next day was going to be hectic – so we had to just leave our counters alone for two whole days – which was rough.

Here’s where the cool part comes:

We sponged the colors in small sections.  Three colors that were labeled – with step 2, step 3, and step 4 (step 1 was black)  You sponge them on in that order – as much or as little of each color as you would like.  We wanted to get more of a ‘cream’ color vs. a black color – so we chose to cover most of the black.


After all was said and done, the overall project took us about a week, just because we didn’t work on it every day.  It was not possible to do the painting while the kids were awake, because we were afraid of their hands getting into the paint.

It took me about a total of 5 hours or so to do all the sponging and less than one hour for the black coat and top coats – so really, it would be a much faster process without kids around!

I love how they turned out Open-mouthed smile


Now they look amazing! It really added a sparkle of life into my boring kitchen that is in desperate need of renovations.


Before and After:

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I would definitely recommend this product to anyone who needs a slight kitchen makeover, but doesn’t have the budget for new countertops.  The Giani Granite Kit comes in several color choices – each of which can have varying degree’s of that particular color – and it is so affordable at only $70!

Check out more great photos of countertops revived with Giani Granite at gianigranite.com, and on their facebook page!

Giani Granite can be purchased online at GianiGranite.com and for a very limited time they are selling Giani Granite Countertop Paint at Walmart – Get yours today!


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  1. heather stewart says:

    would maybe choose chocolate brown, and to redo my parents counter tops as we are renting an apartment and couldn’t do ours.

  2. Katie Derendinger-Pederson says:

    Oh my gosh, those look amazing! I would love to win this!

    • Katie Derendinger-Pederson says:

      And I’d choose the Chocolate Brown and give it to my best friend, her counters are terrible.

  3. I think we’d do chocolate brown too! And I want to do it on my in-laws countertops. We are planning on using it for their Christmas present!

  4. Visited website, and I think I’d get the Sicilian Sand.
    hschonrock at yahoo dot com

  5. I would use bombay black on my kitchen counters! They currently have this weird pinkish & gray color. My kitchen is so monotone! the cabinets are a light maple color and the faux wood blinds match exactly them exactly! puke, lol. it needs a bold accent! Great Review!

  6. Wow that sure looks nice, what does it “feel” like though?
    I’d choose Bombay Black if I won and I’d use it on my counter top 🙂

  7. I think I would choose the Sicilian Sand color.

  8. I would choose the same one you did…
    tarter95 at hotmail dot com

  9. Coolest product EVER. I’m entering this for my parents… this would be a great project for us to do for them for Christmas! I’d probably choose Sicilian Sand. I can’t believe how great it looks!

  10. I would use this in my kitchen. I really want now countertops but don’t want to spend that kind of money right now. I’d pick the Chocolate Brown.

  11. I commented on the Diaper Update post.

  12. I would love the Emerald Green. Your counters look amazing!

  13. Oops forgot to say I would use the Emerald Green in my kitchen. But would love the Roma Red for my master bath.

  14. Wow, that’s really cool! You guys did a great job!

  15. I would choose the Chocolate Brown for my mom’s kitchen. She bought her house 3 years ago and has always wanted a new counter-top (it’s formica, I believe, and it’s green!). I think this would be a perfect solution for her! I think she’d love a face lift on her kitchen! Thanks!

  16. I am totally blown away with the results WOW! My mom is about to sell her house & cannot afford the “real thing” so MAN this is a timely post! And since it’s a giveaway, I’ve entered, so that would be great to win this kit. if not, I’m going to purchase one anyway! I’d go with the chocolate brown or sicilian sand.

  17. tubbytelly says:

    That looks awesome and way cheaper than buying a whole new countertop.

  18. Michelle R says:

    I can’t believe that’s paint!! It looks fabulous! I’d want to hire you and do it exactly the same color scheme!

    • Michelle R says:

      Please disregard my Rafflecopter entry #119 if you can. I’d love to not be disqualified for my silly mistake. I started entering the contest using my iPod touch and it was about to die so I switched to my laptop to do some more entries, (like follow on GFC and such) and it wouldn’t let me do those entries unless I clicked that “I DID IT” on the mandatory entry again. Anyway, I now have two mandatory Blog Post comment entries, but not on purpose…sorry! I thought Rafflecopter would recognize that my e-mail was already used for the mandatory entry.

  19. I did my kitchen too! But now its peeling. I’d love to win to do my bathrooms in the sandy color

    • Did you do it with the Giani Granite?? and it’s peeling?!! I hope mine doesn’t start peeling! I haven’t noticed anything yet.

  20. Nancy Mundale says:

    I love the granite countertops. This would be affordable and look good in my kitchen. I would go with more of a cream colore

  21. love your countertops. am planning a kitchen makeover myself in the near future. love giani silician sand.

  22. I LOVE this concept, looked through the photo gallery and what a change it can make! I can not wait to have a change in my kitchen, this would be a nice start!

  23. Brittni Jolly says:

    I would love to do my kitchen countertops in the Bombay Black. I think it would look so great in my kitchen!

  24. I would get the chocolate brown and I would put it in my parents kitchen as a gift to them!! Of course I would do all the work!!!

  25. OMG I cant believe the transformation! I was calling hubby over to the computer so I could show him the pics and try to sway him to do the same to our countertops! I have been trying to convince him to do some changes in the kitchen but being a man hes like but whats wrong with it now lol men. At least now hes thinking about it since our countertops look just like your before pics.

  26. This is so awesome, hubby and I were just talking about possibly changing our kitchen counters next year. I’d love to try the Sicilian Sand color.

  27. Ashley Hess says:

    I would pick the chocolate brown and I would use it for our kitchen counters.

  28. I checked out the colors on their website and I think the Sicilian Sand would be best. I really like the Chocolate but our kitchen is very small and has dark wood already so I think the lighter color would work better.
    I need to get some of this stuff!!

  29. Tiffany LaCourse says:

    If I won I would get the chocolate brown

  30. Carrie Phelps says:

    I really like the lightness of the Sicilian SandTM Granite Countertop Paint Kit.

  31. Hello, your countertops came out beautifully! I need this as some brain surgeon thought my kitchen would be great for wood countertops and I hate them. They are all worn and yucky. I would love the Sicilian Sand color and maybe I will paint my old cabinets cream colored too. Thanks for a great giveaway!

  32. I would get Emerald Green

  33. Beth McLeod says:

    I would choose Sicilian Sand and use it in both of my bathrooms! What an exciting product!

  34. actually, i think i’d do my kitchen counters in bombay black! what a great giveaway!

  35. I would like the sicilian sand.

  36. Barbara Fox says:

    I would like Bombay Black.

  37. Chocolate Brown! I need this so bad. I would use it on my kitchen and my bathrooms.

  38. Oh my gosh your counters look fabulous! They really do look like marble! Thanks so much for the great giveaway! I look forward to being a new follower, and I am glad I came across this because my counters are just nasty gross! I would love to try the Sicilian Sand Paint Kit.
    Angela Michels
    lilsweeper76 at yahoo dot com

  39. Wow, that’s amazing! What a transformation of your counters! I would love to try the Bombay Black Paint Kit with my white (painted, haha) cabinets.

  40. Mary Jo Leake says:

    Your kitchen looks amazing! It pops! I used a kit in an older doublewide mobile home we bought in FL. Now I want to put a chocolate kit in my home in KY. This is such an amazing product. Thanks to Giani for giving us do-it-yourselfers such a wonderful product that saves so much money and transforms the room!

  41. Wow, that is wild! I can’t believe how realistic it looks! That is a really cool product.

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  43. Sue Hull says:

    Oh my gosh!Your kitchen looks amazing!I live in an apt and I have ugly counters that are that ugly beige color.I’d love to do something like this on them. I’m sure my manager would let me and I’d even get my maintenence man to help me.Great job & review!! 🙂

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