Friday, May 20, 2011

Giani Granite Review/Giveaway CLOSED

#88 Melanie
 
For quit some time now I have been wanting to change the counter tops in my home but just honestly didn't really want to place a lot of money on the project with us leasing our home until May '14. I mean they don't look that great and well they clash and well they just need a whole new look. When we went and priced counters I was in total shock of how much money it would consume, plus the work was going to be really stressful. I have always been a huge fan of Granite, I mean it is absolutely beautiful. So, when I had the chance to update my counter tops in my home by doing a review for Giani Granite I was so excited to see the transformation.


About the company: Thomas & English, Inc. was founded by Floyd Thomas, Sr. - our current CEO's grandfather - and Bill English in 1959 as a Manufacturer's Rep firm. The two men operated a 9,000 square foot warehouse and provided specialty raw materials to paint manufacturers in St. Louis, MO for 26 years. In 1985 a change in ownership began an era of significant growth.  Eagle Specialty Products, Inc. began manufacturing pigment dispersions and specialty additives for paint companies nationwide. Over time, the company became experts in dispersions for technical coatings for customers such as the US Navy. Today, Eagle and its GIANI, Inc. subsidiary, has two hundred specialty pigment dispersions and has won awards for its unique kitchen coatings that are changing the way America remodels its kitchens! . . . 
There are several different colors available which is great because you will be able to find the color that best fits your style and home. 
*Sicilian Sand, Bombay Black, Sapphire Blue, Emerald Green, Roma Red, and Chocolate Brown.*

There are such easy instructions to follow and they are simple to understand and follow. With me that is a huge plus since I am the most non crafty person anyways. When I first got it read the instructions and watched the DVD. I was really excited to get started. SO, I did my kitchen and after doing this then I had enough to do both of the counter tops in my bathrooms so that was really nice. At first I cleaned the counters like I was supposed to do then I taped everything off all was great. Then I did the black primer which is the first step no problem their either. I had to then let this dry for 8 hours but I let it dry a little longer with the kids and all I got busy anyways.


So, that night after the kids went to bed I started on the sponging which was at first really easy but I think I may have went over board a little but by the pictures not sure. It was fun and well messy for me maybe not all but for me it was lol. Then I let that dry over night and the next night I then added the glossy finishing touch. I did use to coats they say not no more because it can give it a cloudy look and I didn't want that. 


The hardest part was the back splash, corners and edging for me. I ended up using a really course thin painter's brush to get into the spots better, especially when it came to the part behind the faucets that was tricky. I was also really shocked at how long of a process this is and also how time consuming but when you look at the amount of money that is in it and how amazing it looks I am just fine with that. Also, there was not any fumes if there was I wasn't smelling them. All in all I am very happy with the outcome and how amazing all of my counters look. 
 As you can tell in the picture we are after the counter going to change out the doors and also do the walls so don't mind it. This is after I cleaned and taped everything.
This is after the black primer was added oh yes I am thankful for the blue tape I am horrible lol. This had the dry the 8 hours.
This is the after the minerals of the colors were added and just drying. I did have to do a few touch ups. No big deal. Other than that is was pretty nice.


You Can Buy: you can go here and order from their website. You can also go here and see what places you can also purchase these items.

One Winner:Will receive their color of choice of Giani Granite


All you have to do is the Mandatory entry and the extra entries it is all up to you. Keep in mind the mandatory entry does have to be done before all else. Also with all entries please leave your email so I will be able to notify you if you win.

-Mandatory Entry: Tell me what one you would most love to try from their site?
Extra Entries
- Follow 
Giani Granite on Facebook plus tell them I sent you and leave your id +2

- Follow Giani Granite on Twitter and leave your id+2
- Follow me on GFC and leave your id +2
- Follow DragonFly Sweetnest on Twitter and leave your id +2
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Giveaway will end on Friday June 10, 2011. I will also end the giveaway at 10:00pm EST. Giveaway is ONLY open to the USA. I will notify the winner by via email within 24 hours of the giveaway ending. I will use random.org to draw the winner. Winner has 48 hours to email me back upon the 48 hours with no message I will draw a new winner.  



Disclosure: I was sent products for free to review for my honest opinion, from either a PR agency or a company. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.  I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: " Guides concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. You can also go here and read my PR Polices.

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