Hi there! Today I am sharing our DIY painted counter tops final reveal. Diy painted counter tops using Giani granite paint kit. For the step by step tutorial you may view that at
My kit was chocolate brown.
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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Giani granite paint (aff. link)
Now Giani has come out with a sister company called Chalkworthy.
Get a can today! Chalkworthy paint (aff. link)
Oh my, did I have fun painting my old beat up rocking chairs on the front porch with this paint. Check it out while you are here! I swore I would never tackle these rockers again. So happy I did!
Chalkworthy painted rockers
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WOW! I can’t believe that is PAINT! Incredible job!
PS — I really think you should provide a tutorial for those of us who are too afraid to make the move to WordPress. Your blog looks fantastic! 🙂
I missed this post the first time around…WOW gorgeous girl! Can’t tell that is is faux. Looks like I may have a future project with this!
Deb, It looks FABULOUS!!!! I love it and love your color choice. I know you are thrilled that you did this! XO, Pinky
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Great look Debbie. Has it held up well?
Yes Carlene,holding up great.
This is fabulous! I’ve been wanting to do this for such a long time,but was just afraid to tackle it. Maybe now I’ll get the courage to try it! Thanks for the great post and pics!
Gorgeous! I haven’t used the Giani kit. I just used regular paint in the bathroom. I’m looking to use the Giani in the kitchen, though. 🙂
Very nice. Is it from Rustoleum kit?
No the kit is Giani granite paint kit. Thanks for stopping by.
I am just now seeing this fabulous post. Oh my! I am ready to start today! I have a question about the odor. I have parrots and they are extremely sensitive to odors. For that reason I can not even paint with them in the house. What is the odor like on this project?
Thank you for an option for the ugly, builder grade stuff in all my bathrooms. Fall projects!
Little odor, very surprised at that, but it really is not bad.
WoW you did an Amazing Job!! And 2 years later it looks Great!! This is Incredible!! /
Love Love Love It!!!
That looks fabulous Debbie!! Great job and what a difference!
We have a standard Home Depot sink and cabinet in our bathroom that I would love to try this technique on. Yours is absolutely beautiful. I’m sure it was a lot of work to perfect the layering of colors. You make it look so easy!
Does this paint product work on hard surface countertops or is it only for laminate countertops ? I want to try this but I have hard surface counter tops
This surface was cultured marble.
Where do you get the Giani kit from?
You can get it at Walmart. Other places may carry it and I would google to see:)
Where did you get your faucet i love it 🙂
Hey Debbie! I’m looking to do this for a friend of mine. How did you fix the drop bowl sink look when it bled under the tape? That’s what I’m worried about the most! Well, and not taping off a perfect circle!
Hi Erin, my husband did the taping off which was good because he has a steady hand and good eye. It wasn’t hard though. The bleeding was very little to speak off and a paper towel and finger nail did the trick. Just watch the video at least three times before you start. It was simple, and holding up great.
I have a older countertop that I would like to try this on but was wondering if you can do this on the inside of the bowl or will it not hold up to cleaning?
Not recommended for inside the bowl.
Great results. I’m sold! I have the same faucet!! How do you keep yours so clean? Mine has a ton of hard water build up!
I have used vinegar to get those off. It does get watermarks on it too.
I know this post was a very long time ago but I am about to start painting my countertops. Did you take your faucet off or just tape around it when you painted?
Ha…. ignore my last question… I just saw your first post and saw that you taped around your faucet! 🙂 wish me luck!
Good Luck. Just be sure to watch that DVD at least 3 times:) You got this.
Looks great. I did a marble look on a long dresser with paints and eveyone swears it is marble. For marble you use a feather to drag color through the paint to get the marble looks. Doesn’t look like much till you put the polyurethan on and then WOW it comes to life. You need patients between coats being sure it dries well. Maybe I’ll try my sink now too. Great job!
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I cannot believe this fabulous invention has been around so long and I just barely heard of it today from your blog. Well, I was never interested in making changes because it required *work* or *money*…. or both….. and I stumbled across this while looking for ways to paint my shower tile. I am so glad you shared this because I was considering getting the kind you can roll and stick on top of your countertops but I wasn’t fully sold on the finished product, or that I could do it seamlessly. THIS…. is something I think I can manage.
I have user Giani in a kitchen and bathroom both. I love how it looks and stands up. In the kitchen, I put 3coats of sealer on, and after 6 months, three more coats. It had last 4 years when we sold the house last year. I only had to do one repair, when my hubby accidently set a hot pan on the kitchen counter. But it was very easy to repair. I am going to do it agin in the house we just moved into. I have already done my guest bathroom in this house!
It’s truly a remarkable product for the price! I am happy to hear you had great results too!
Very pretty! Great job!
That is soooo BEAUTIFUL..I’ve been wanting to do that but never think i can since i don’t have a hubby to help…by the way how were you able to get the kit free to review…i would like to try that in my master bathroom…thanks
You can do it!
Does this work on kitchen counters?
Hello! I just discovered this project on Pinterest! Fantastic job! I will be tackling my kitchen counters and hope my finished product will look as good as yours! Quick question: what is the name of the hand soap pump in pictures 6 and 7? I love the bottle but cant enlarge the pics enough to see the brand name. Thanks so much—you have a new fan!!
Gosh, I wish I knew. That soap is long gone. But I do remember I found it at Home goods, they have a whole cute section of hand soaps! Good luck on your project.
WOW. That is truly an amazing job. It looks so great!!!
Thank you for posting this – I love it! I found it by searching for a faux painted sink with Giani countertop paint. Turns out that we have the exact same vanity and same Giani kit – and nearly the same faucet to!
Anyhow, if you’ll humor me, my question is how long did you wait between painting the sink and the countertop? I should also ask how you kept the Giani from bleeding into the white sink and/or how you handled the bleeds.
Again, thank you for posting and being willing to guide all of us taking the leap for the first time!
Hi there Jeanne, My husband watched the DVD that came with the kit at least 3 times. He followed the exact, so I don’t recall how long he waited. As for the inner sink, he taped around the inner bowl a few times around and it kept the line clean and looked like a drop in.
OKay. I think I’m doing mine the other way around. I taped it off and resurfaced the sink part first. I did that three days ago. I’m chomping at the bit to paint the countertop now, but am concerned that applying tape (even Frog Tape) will peel the sink paint. Just thinking that being a long weekend it’s the perfect time.
I’m grateful for your input and posts. I’ve enjoyed your blog. ?
You can’t paint the inner sink. The inner sink is left natural. It won’t peel where you taped off as long as it is nice and dry.Please be sure you follow the instructions to exact that came with the kit. It clearly states you can’t use the paint in the sink area.
I didn’t see your reply until now. The paint end of the project is done, so now I’m onto the new fixture.
When I was talking about the paint in the sink I was referring to the epoxy tub and tile refinishing paint, which i did first. It all worked out well though. It looks fabulous!
Thank you for sharing your project and offering insight. This was a fun project!