June 06, 2011

Kitchen Makeover...DIY

Not only has the garden kept me busy I also took on a DIY kitchen makeover!  I am just a little excited about this makeover!  I was introduced to Giani Countertop Paint by a friend of mine.  I went over to her house and could have sworn she got new granite countertops and it turned out she had just painted them with Giani!  Oh. My. God!  Who knew?  I ordered mine right away on Amazon (free shipping) and waited.  I may have been impatient during the wait.  What can I say?  I have my downfalls.  I'm not perfect.  Well, most of the time I am.

In case you are wondering.  I ordered the Sicilian Sand.  But, I added some of my own colors.  I picked up a sample of Martha Stewart's "Creve Coeur", I had a Behr sample of "Copper" and I used a little of my wall paint MAB "Summer Sage".  It wasn't very hard to do at all.  It was super fun.  The best thing about it is, when I get tired of this color, I can do it again!  Oh won't my hubby be thrilled!

Without further ado, here are the before and after!

Before - Bayou Volcanic Formica counter tops.  The 90's called, they wanted their counter tops back!
1st. stage - Painters tape and primer
More painters tape and primer
After!


Close up of the finish



Goodbye Bayou Volcanic!  We had a good run!
~ Enjoy!

13 comments:

  1. wow your kitchen is beautiful and spacious! love that little island in the middle :)

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  2. Thanks Junia! I couldn't live without my island!

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  3. Wow! You did that yourself? Ever considered the contracting business :)

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  4. Hi Chris! Yep, all by myself! My dad is in the contracting business. He has taught me a lot!

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  5. whoa I like the new one. looks more classy =)

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  6. niceeeeeeeeeeeee
    lovely change

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  7. Whoa! You did all yourself! I'm shocked! Such a great job Dee!

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  8. This is beautiful. I may have to try this out myself. I have the original counters from the '70's. Love your appliance. We have similar ones, love the stove to bits.

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  9. Thanks everyone!

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  10. Nice kitchen... good job. Thanks for sharing.

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  11. Thanks for sharing!

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  12. Wow!  You did an AMAZING job!  I love, Love, LOVE your stove!  I wish we had gas!  Honey Bunny and I have bounced the idea of sinking a tank just for cooking, but we always manage to talk ourselves out of it..but I SO want gas!

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