And they turned out GREAT! I loved them! However, I also mentioned that I planned on changing them up. I found a product that makes your countertops look like real-marble-spent-a-fortune countertops! Only you don’t have to spend a fortune to get the look of real marble! It is truly remarkable!
Before we dive into more about this product, let’s look at the evolution of our countertops…..
We started out with this…
Then went to this after spray painting them…
And now we have this….
Isn’t that amazing!? And it’s actually a very simple process. The Giani Marble Countertop Paint Kit makes it so easy. They have great tutorials to follow along with online. And very thorough written out instructions, if you prefer to read them. I will also be sharing a step-by-step tutorial coming soon.
Giani provides you with everything you need. Right down to the paintbrushes and drop cloths…
My favorite part of the whole project was painting the marble lines. Your kit comes with a piece of cardboard to practice drawing your veining. They recommend a website to go to to get ideas on what your veining should look like. This is also part of the online tutorial-which makes it very helpful. Another idea is to pick up a piece of marble tile at your local big box store and use it as a guide. Several options to choose from to get a feel for how you want yours to look. I really enjoyed practicing on the cardboard….
And then trying my hand at the real thing-my countertops. After painting on your primer, you’re ready for the veining. After a few tries, I came up with this….
Notice I said a few tries? That’s probably my favorite part about this product…if you make a mistake, it’s easy to fix. Your kit comes with a spray bottle that you fill with water and spritz away any mistakes you make. Don’t like a line you just drew, spray it with water, wipe away and start all over. It’s that simple.
The veining was hands-down the most fun part of the entire project! So fun to be creative and see it all come together! It’s unbelievable how quickly it takes on the look of real marble. I can see how a person could go crazy with too much veining, so be sure to step back and admire your work ALOT! I decided that this was enough marbling for the look I wanted…
The very last step is adding the epoxy. This gives your countertops that true authentic marble look. Huge tip: don’t mess with it once you pour it on. Learn from my mistake. 🙁 I got a little nervous about some bubbles I saw in mine and started trying to remove them. Big mistake! I should have let them go. I ended up having to sand down the countertops and re-apply the epoxy. Not a big deal…but easily could have been avoided. Epoxy has a self-leveling in it that gets rid of the bubbles on its own. So, as hard as it is, leave them alone. 🙂
If Marble is not the look you’re going for, Giani has a variety of other countertop finishes to choose from. Check out these beautiful selections: Butcher Block; Bombay Black; Chocolate Brown; Sicilian Sand; Slate; and White Diamond.
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So, what do you think? Are you ready to transform your countertops? If so, be sure to include the code “RLIFE10” in the discount code box for 10% off when you order your kit.
Next countertop transformation on my list? My kitchen!! She is in need of some serious updates, especially after the kitchen mini makeover I finished a few months ago. 🙂
But for right now, I am just going to sit and marvel over these beauts! Hard to believe we went from this….
Be sure to check back in a few weeks for a full tutorial on how to transform your countertops.
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