I recently read a post on the DIY Showoff Blog that showcased Jane’s newly renovated kitchen. Jane used a product called Giani Granite Paint for Countertops to transform her boring laminate countertops to a granite-look surface. I updated our kitchen cabinets a couple years ago by re-staining them, and now it’s time to take the updates to the next level by changing the countertops and backsplash. Here’s a look at our kitchen now:
I was inspired by Jane’s results and intrigued by the Giani product because of its low cost and easy DIY application. Plus, we can’t agree on anything else! The main problem is that we have an island that is already topped with a nice slab of real granite, so we need something that will coordinate. I really don’t want a “painted” granite look, but upon further inspection, the company also offers solid-look stainless steel and jet black versions, which could work in our kitchen. Hubby likes the idea, so now we just have to decide on which color to try.
The stainless steel:
Or the black:
Do you think the black would be too dark with our dark wood cabinets? I’m thinking a glass tile backsplash would brighten things up. By saving money on the countertops we could splurge on a fun backsplash. Maybe something like these:
I am so bad at making decisions! What do you guys think?? Take a moment and let me know by answering my poll over on the left side bar. Thanks!