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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Giani granite countertop paint Review & Giveaway

I have a total new bathroom, well almost. The bath tub area is new but, my cabinet and counter top are the same with a twist. GIANI helped me transform my bathroom countertop  from the burgundy to the black & chocolate granite look I always wanted. GIANI saves money from costly replacements. It does take a little time to apply and with small nosey children & waiting on the drying time. Most importantly it was easy to do. Let me stress how easy:)

I was kind of nervous about this project, after I watched the video in my kit I was ready to go. Cuddos for the video to be included, it really showed me how easy this project was to complete. First I taped everything up and added the Primer-Base Coat. I waited the time for it to dry. I added each color of the minerals with the sponge starting with the lightest first. I realized I skip the dark brown, no problem I dipped the sponge and added on top. It blended in great and I love the out come. Happy with the look I wanted. I waited overnight for it to dry and added the durable automotive grade clear polyurethane topcoat.

GIANI granite countertop paint for countertops exceeded my expectations for my bathroom repair. My husband would walk though and look like she's destroying the bathroom I'm fixing. He came home to find it looking great after the sponge application and loved it too. Can't wait to show my family & friends. Note: Keep your Countertops looking great by not using chemicals-nail polish remover etc. GIANI also sells their very owner cleaner.

Giani Chocolate BrownTM Granite Countertop Paint Kit + I added the Black Onyx Mineral to create the look I desired.

Complete Kit -
-12 Oz. of IronCoreTM Primer-Base Coat

- 6 Oz. of Brown Feldspar Mineral
- 6 Oz. of Inca Gold Mineral
- 6 Oz. of Chocolate Brown Mineral
- 16 Oz. of Automotive Polyurethane Topcoat
- 6" GIANI
TM roller arm and two roller pads
- 4" GIANITM granite paint sponge
- 2" Foam Brush
- Black Practice Poster Board
-
'Paint-by-Number' DVD for beginners

- Illustrated Instructions


GIANI helps you create a luxurious granite look, without the actual cost. Thanks to GIANI for being a part of the "Hotter Than Summer Event" and for giving one of my readers GIANI Kit of Choice.

RULES:
Contest closes 11:59pm Eastern June 8, 2011.
Open continental USA winner has 2 days to respond to my email
Leave your email in to post or available in profile, I will not search for it

MUST complete Mandatory Entry. Winner will be chosen by random org. Entries that does not follow the rules will not win.

Mandatory Entry *Follow Life Is A SandCastle via Google Friend Connect & Visit GIANI and tell me the kit you love & the link to the product.

********EXTRA ENTRIES***********
*Blog about the giveaway linking GIANI & Life Is A SandCastle (5entries)
* Follow both on twitter & tweet " #giveaway GIANI Granite Countertop paint kit of choice @GianiGranite101 @lifesandcastle http://t.co/wreVOhp #win 6/8" (2 daily)
*Become a GIANI facebook fan. (2 entries)
*Become my face book fan. (2 entries)
*Tell me where you need GIANI
*Subscribe to my blog by email. (2 entries)
*Enter The Night Owl Mama or giveaways on my site- one entry for each you enter.
*Comment on one non giveaway post on my site(2 entries)
*Grab the "Hotter Than Summer" Button @ top left side of my blog (2 entries) But if you already had it and commented on extra entry link before May 1, you get (5 entries).
*Add my regular button (2 entries)
*Add this giveaway to a contest linky & leave link (3 entries each link, up to 3contest listings)

Disclosure: GIANI provided me with a complimentary product for trial and provided a giveaway. No other compensation was received and all opinions are my own.

314 comments:

trishden said...

Hello I follow Life is a Sandcastle via GFC = trishden and I would love the Sicilian Sand shade shown here:
http://www.gianigranite.com/DetailSand.html

Thanks for a great giveaway!

trishden948(at)yahoo(dot)com

trishden said...

I follow @GianiGranite101 @lifesandcastle on Twitter and tweeted here:
http://twitter.com/trishden/status/70672818538430464

Thanks!
@trishden

trishden948(at)yahoo(dot)com

trishden said...

I like Giani Granite on Facebook. Thanks! Trish Froehner

trishden948(at)yahoo(dot)com
#1

trishden said...

I like Giani Granite on Facebook. Thanks! Trish Froehner

trishden948(at)yahoo(dot)com
#2

trishden said...

I like Life is a Sandcastle on Facebook Thanks! Trish Froehner

trishden948(at)yahoo(dot)com
#1

trishden said...

I like Life is a Sandcastle on Facebook Thanks! Trish Froehner

trishden948(at)yahoo(dot)com
#2

trishden said...

I need GIANI on my kitchen counters. Some genious thought wood would make a nice countertop. I hate them and they are in bad shape. Thanks!

trishden948(at)yahoo(dot)com

trishden said...

I'm an email subscriber. Thanks!

trishden948(at)yahoo(dot)com
#1

trishden said...

I'm an email subscriber. Thanks!

trishden948(at)yahoo(dot)com
#2

MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

like the chocolate

trishden said...

I entered your Frecklebox giveaway. Thanks!

trishden948(at)yahoo(dot)com

trishden said...

First daily tweet here:
http://twitter.com/trishden/status/70800042197385217

Thanks!
@trishden

trishden948(at)yahoo(dot)com

karenmed409 said...

I love the Rich deep Green of this kit Emerald Green=http://www.gianigranite.com/DetailGreen.htm

karenmed409 said...

daily tweet 1-http://twitter.com/karenmed409/status/70828304965439489

karenmed409 said...

entered the Frecklebox giveaway at Life is a Sand Castle

karenmed409 said...

entered Dinosaur Train Car Giveaway at Life is a Sand Castle

karenmed409 said...

Entered EatSmart giveaway at Life is a Sand Castle

karenmed409 said...

entered the Pressman Toy Giveaway over at Life is a Sand Castle

karenmed409 said...

entered Tuffo Water Resistant Blanket Giveaway at Life is a Sand Castle

karenmed409 said...

entered the Mom's Notecards Giveaway at Life is a a Sand Castle

karenmed409 said...

entered Aeorobie Sprint Flying Ring Giveaway at Night Owl Mama

karenmed409 said...

Entered Gnomeo and Juliet DVD Giveaway over at Night Owl Mama

karenmed409 said...

entered the SmartFish Giveaway over at Night Owl Mama

karenmed409 said...

entered the Dinosaur Train Get Caught Reading Giveaway Giveaway over at Night Owl Mama

karenmed409 said...

entered Mom’s Notecards with a Sweet Surprise Giveaway over at Night Owl Mama

karenmed409 said...

Entered the Hero Fruit Spreadables Giveaway over at Night Owl Mama

karenmed409 said...

GIANI facebook fan
Gumma Medlin

karenmed409 said...

2 GIANI facebook fan
Gumma Medlin

karenmed409 said...

Your facebook fan
Gumma Medlin

karenmed409 said...

2 Your facebook fan
Gumma Medlin

karenmed409 said...

Tell me where you need GIANI-Bathroom Counter.. I would love re-vamp the old tile

karenmed409 said...

email subscriber 1

karenmed409 said...

email subscriber 2

karenmed409 said...

Grabbed the "Hotter Than Summer" Button before May 1st
http://gummasplace.blogspot.com/

karenmed409 said...

2 Grabbed the "Hotter Than Summer" Button before May 1st
http://gummasplace.blogspot.com/

karenmed409 said...

3 Grabbed the "Hotter Than Summer" Button before May 1st
http://gummasplace.blogspot.com/

karenmed409 said...

4 Grabbed the "Hotter Than Summer" Button before May 1st
http://gummasplace.blogspot.com/

karenmed409 said...

5 Grabbed the "Hotter Than Summer" Button before May 1st
http://gummasplace.blogspot.com/

karenmed409 said...

have your regular button
http://gummasplace.blogspot.com/

karenmed409 said...

2 have your regular button
http://gummasplace.blogspot.com/

Keely said...

I follow you on gfc and I like the sicilian sand
Sicilian SandTM Granite Countertop Paint Kit

Keely said...

The link to the color is http://www.gianigranite.com/DetailSand.html
following on gfc.
sicilian sand

Keely said...

I like you on fb-1

Keely said...

I like you on fb-2

Keely said...

We need Giani on our bathroom countertop.

Keely said...

I get your emails-1

Keely said...

I get your emails-2

Michele said...

I follow you via GFC: Michele
My favorite product is the Sicilian Sand Granite Countertop Paint Kit
http://www.gianigranite.com/DetailSand.html
rlawrence110 at yahoo dot com

Michele said...

I follow you and Giani on Twitter and tweeted
http://twitter.com/#!/rlawrence110/status/70839822029303810
rlawrence110 at yahoo dot com

Michele said...

I'm a Giani Facebook fan
Michele Caldwell Lawrence
rlawrence110 at yahoo dot com

Michele said...

I'm a Giani Facebook fan 2
Michele Caldwell Lawrence
rlawrence110 at yahoo dot com

Michele said...

I need Giani on my kitchen counters. It would be a wonderful improvement!
rlawrence110 at yahoo dot com

Michele said...

I'm an email subscriber
rlawrence110 at yahoo dot com

Michele said...

I'm an email subscriber 2
rlawrence110 at yahoo dot com

karenmed409 said...

rt 2-http://twitter.com/karenmed409/status/70885544468553728

LAURA1877 said...

gfc ellabelle31

and i like sicilian sand

bwirth1974 at gmail dot com

LAURA1877 said...

http://twitter.com/#!/LAURAWI18/status/70935210157547520

LAURA1877 said...

Become a GIANI facebook fan.

l wirth

LAURA1877 said...

Become a GIANI facebook fan.

l wirth

LAURA1877 said...

Like YOU facebook fan.

l wirth

LAURA1877 said...

Like YOU facebook fan.

l wirth

LAURA1877 said...

I need it in my Kitchen please!

LAURA1877 said...

email subscriber

bwirth1974 at Yahoo dot com

LAURA1877 said...

email subscriber

bwirth1974 at Yahoo dot com

LAURA1877 said...

http://twitter.com/#!/LAURAWI18/status/70960808749842432

mverno said...

daily tweet here:
http://twitter.com/trishden/status/70800042197385217

mverno@roadrunner.com

Missybeez said...

I would like- http://www.gianigranite.com/DetailSand.html

honeybeez80@yahoo.com Follow GFC

Missybeez said...

I would need this for my kitchen.

wendysue said...

I follow you via GFC - wmcdaniel. I'd love the chocolate brown kit for my kitchen countertops. http://www.gianigranite.com/DetailBrown.htm wmcdaniel at chartermi dot net.

wendysue said...

I'm a facebook fan of giani

wendysue said...

I'm a Giani facebook fan, #2

wendysue said...

I'm your facebook fan.

wendysue said...

I'm your facebook fan #2.

wendysue said...

I need Giani in my kitchen - nasty, old, stained counter tops.

wendysue said...

E-mail subscriber

wendysue said...

e-mail subscrbier #2

mommydoll13 said...

follow gfc mommydoll13

darkgothdoll@hotmail.com

i would like the bombay black

karenmed409 said...

rt 1-http://twitter.com/karenmed409/status/71179702668238848

redhead said...

I follow GFC, and I love the Silican Sand Granite top :http://www.gianigranite.com/DetailSand.html

karenmed409 said...

rt 2-http://twitter.com/karenmed409/status/71252683301986304

trishden said...

First daily tweet here:
http://twitter.com/trishden/status/71265157405347840

Thanks!
@trishden

trishden948(at)yahoo(dot)com

LAURA1877 said...

http://twitter.com/#!/LAURAWI18/status/71191964246212609

Candie L said...

I like the sapphire set. Thank you

candieluster(at)gmail(dot)com

LAURA1877 said...

http://twitter.com/#!/LAURAWI18/status/71363852360630273

LAURA1877 said...

http://twitter.com/#!/LAURAWI18/status/71555214498467840

karenmed409 said...

rt 1-http://twitter.com/karenmed409/status/71573625500745728

karenmed409 said...

Entered the General Mills Kung Fu Panda Giveaway over at Night Owl Mama

karenmed409 said...

entered the Mickey Remote Giveaway over at Night Owl Mama

Michele said...

daily tweet
http://twitter.com/#!/rlawrence110/status/71615470964445184
rlawrence110 at yahoo dot com

LAURA1877 said...

http://twitter.com/#!/LAURAWI18/status/71621292746477568

trishden said...

First daily tweet here:
http://twitter.com/trishden/status/71755228428509184

Thanks!
@trishden

trishden948(at)yahoo(dot)com

Keely said...

Tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/hoss3111/status/71932676801703936

Keely said...

Entered the sweet treats giveaway
hoss311@aol.com

Keely said...

Entered the mertle beach table giveaway
hoss311@aol.com

ArtsyChaos said...

GFC follower! :)
I LOVE the Bombay Black and have been trying to win a Giani giveaway for months!! My kitchen neeeeeds it... lol
http://www.gianigranite.com/DetailBlack.html

hiwendyhi at yahoo dot com

ArtsyChaos said...

Following both on twitter and tweeted:
http://twitter.com/#!/ArtsyChaos/status/72077769688879105
hiwendyhi at yahoo dot com

ArtsyChaos said...

#1 I like Giani Granite on facebook as Wendy R.
hiwendyhi at yahoo dot com

ArtsyChaos said...

#2 I like Giani Granite on facebook as Wendy R.
hiwendyhi at yahoo dot com

ArtsyChaos said...

#1 I like you on facebook as Wendy R.
hiwendyhi at yahoo dot com

ArtsyChaos said...

#2 I like you on facebook as Wendy R.
hiwendyhi at yahoo dot com

ArtsyChaos said...

I need GIANI in my kitchen!! I have old laminate countertops in white. Please rescue me! :)
hiwendyhi at yahoo dot com

Michele said...

daily tweet
http://twitter.com/#!/rlawrence110/status/72142852909576192
rlawrence110 at yahoo dot com

karenmed409 said...

rt 1-http://twitter.com/karenmed409/status/72265377303900160

karenmed409 said...

rt 2-http://twitter.com/karenmed409/status/72323637474107392

karenmed409 said...

entered the MYRTLE Beach Table over at Life is a Sand Castle

Michele said...

daily tweet
http://twitter.com/#!/rlawrence110/status/72326343693565952
rlawrence110 at yahoo dot com

katklaw777 said...

GFC follower
I like the Sicilian SandTM Granite Countertop Paint Kit...
http://www.gianigranite.com/DetailSand.html
Thanks for the unique giveaway.

katklaw777 said...

email subscriber #1

katklaw777 said...

email subscriber #2

katklaw777 said...

Following you on twitter w/ katklaw777 and tweeted...
http://twitter.com/#!/katklaw777/status/72389856533299200

katklaw777 said...

I need GIANI in my kitchen...built in the 70's, we still have that yellow butcher block look...yuk!

katklaw777 said...

entered # 5/23 5winners-Sweet Tweets

katklaw777 said...

entered # 5/26 EatSmart Scales

katklaw777 said...

entered # 5/28 Pressman Toys Dinosaur Train Game

katklaw777 said...

entered # 6/04 Tuffo Water Resistant Blanket

Keely said...

tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/hoss3111/status/72507896524570624

karenmed409 said...

Entered Kim and Scott Gourmet Pretzel giveaway over at Night Owl Mama

karenmed409 said...

entered the Tide Giveaway over at Night Owl Mama

karenmed409 said...

rt 1-http://twitter.com/karenmed409/status/72592345958322176

Michele said...

daily tweet
http://twitter.com/#!/rlawrence110/status/72660927278886912
rlawrence110 at yahoo dot com

Keely said...

tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/hoss3111/status/72691756776439808
hoss311@aol.com

The Knapps said...

I follow via GFC and love the Emerald Green kit:

http://www.gianigranite.com/DetailGreen.htm

danielleaknapp at gmail dot com

The Knapps said...

I'm a fan of Giani on Facebook (Danielle Knapp) #1

danielleaknapp at gmail dot com

The Knapps said...

I'm a fan of Giani on Facebook (Danielle Knapp) #2

danielleaknapp at gmail dot com

The Knapps said...

I need Giani in my kitchen

danielleaknapp at gmail dot com

karenmed409 said...

rt 2-http://twitter.com/karenmed409/status/72828400473083906

karenmed409 said...

rt 1-http://twitter.com/karenmed409/status/73019187806748672

karenmed409 said...

entered the Easy Canvas Giveaway over at Night Owl Mama

Lindsey said...

I desperately need the Sicilian Sand Granite Countertop Paint kit http://www.gianigranite.com/DetailSand.html
Our kitchen is outdated and with two new babies in the house I don't know when we'd be able to splurge on granite. The website and testimonials sound fab!
Lncreath@gmail.com

Lindsey said...

I am a Giani Granite Facebook Fan and your Facebook Fan!

karenmed409 said...

rt 2-http://twitter.com/karenmed409/status/73141274621902849

karenmed409 said...

1 commented on the NeoStrata Bio-Hydrating Cream post

karenmed409 said...

2 commented on the NeoStrata Bio-Hydrating Cream post

Michele said...

daily tweet
http://twitter.com/#!/rlawrence110/status/73229886193549312
rlawrence110 at yahoo dot com

karenmed409 said...

rt 1-http://twitter.com/karenmed409/status/73357141284626432

Michele said...

daily tweet
http://twitter.com/#!/rlawrence110/status/73366634894606336
rlawrence110 at yahoo dot com

karenmed409 said...

rt 2-http://twitter.com/karenmed409/status/73374352728539136

LAURA1877 said...

http://twitter.com/#!/LAURAWI18/status/73375582536212480

karenmed409 said...

rt 1-http://twitter.com/karenmed409/status/73696212238340099

karenmed409 said...

entered the Shout Advanced Giveaway over at Night Owl Mama

karenmed409 said...

entered the Chiquita Giveaway over at Night Owl Mama

karenmed409 said...

rt 2=http://twitter.com/karenmed409/status/73736977253531648

LAURA1877 said...

http://twitter.com/#!/LAURAWI18/status/73871548339068928

Michele said...

daily tweet
http://twitter.com/#!/rlawrence110/status/73932616948133888
rlawrence110 at yahoo dot com

karenmed409 said...

rt 1-http://twitter.com/karenmed409/status/74096099144642560

LAURA1877 said...

http://twitter.com/#!/LAURAWI18/status/74100793329975296

karenmed409 said...

rt 2-http://twitter.com/karenmed409/status/74129903754285056

Keely said...

tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/hoss3111/status/74171279116214272
hoss311@aol.com

Keely said...

tweet 2: http://twitter.com/#!/hoss3111/status/74182444357648384
hoss311@aol.com

Michele said...

daily tweet
http://twitter.com/#!/rlawrence110/status/74306399097716738
rlawrence110 at yahoo dot com

karenmed409 said...

rt 1-http://twitter.com/karenmed409/status/74477697656569856

karenmed409 said...

rt 2-http://twitter.com/karenmed409/status/74500171530117120

karenmed409 said...

commented on the Cutting Board USA post

karenmed409 said...

2 commented on the Cutting Board USA post

Michele said...

daily tweet
http://twitter.com/#!/rlawrence110/status/74653667734720512
rlawrence110 at yahoo dot com

karenmed409 said...

rt 1-http://twitter.com/karenmed409/status/74812825255673856

karenmed409 said...

rt 2-http://twitter.com/karenmed409/status/74862465900482560

karenmed409 said...

entered the Pirates of the Caribbean giveaway at Night Owl Mama

karenmed409 said...

Entered Lifetime giveaway

Michele said...

daily tweet
http://twitter.com/#!/rlawrence110/status/75017867480936448
rlawrence110 at yahoo dot com

Keely said...

tweet 1: http://twitter.com/#!/hoss3111/status/75034361434603520

Keely said...

tweet 2: http://twitter.com/#!/hoss3111/status/75040713112428544

LAURA1877 said...

http://twitter.com/#!/LAURAWI18/status/75033334375383040

trishden said...

A daily tweet here:
http://twitter.com/trishden/status/75050867832782850

Thanks!
trishden

trishden948(at)yahoo(dot)com

trishden said...

I entered your Tuffo Water Resistant Blanket giveaway. Thanks! trishden.

trishden948(at)yahoo(dot)com

trishden said...

I entered your "Myrtle Beach" Beach Table giveaway. Thanks! trishden

trishden948(at)yahoo(dot)com

trishden said...

I entered your Lifetime 6' Folding Picnic Table giveaway. Thanks! trishden

trishden948(at)yahoo(dot)com

karenmed409 said...

rt 1-http://twitter.com/karenmed409/status/75201341517086720

Keely said...

tweet 1: http://twitter.com/#!/hoss3111/status/75251840391983104
hoss311@aol.com

amweeks said...

I follow on GFC! (amweeks). I'd choose the Sicilian Sandkit at http://www.gianigranite.com/DetailSand.html

amweeks said...

I follow you both on twitter & tweeted! http://twitter.com/#!/amweeks/status/75252858538295297

amweeks said...

I'm a Giani Granite facebook fan! (Annmarie Dipasqua Weeks) -#1

amweeks said...

I'm a Giani Granite facebook fan! (Annmarie Dipasqua Weeks) -#2

amweeks said...

I'm one of your facebook fans! (Annmarie Dipasqua Weeks) -#1

amweeks said...

I'm one of your facebook fans! (Annmarie Dipasqua Weeks) -#2

amweeks said...

I'd love to use the Giani in my children's bathroom! It's a horrible old peach/pink color at this point. My son hates that!

amweeks said...

I subscribe via email at annmarieweeks at verizon dot net! -#1

amweeks said...

I subscribe via email at annmarieweeks at verizon dot net! -#2

Keely said...

tweet 2: http://twitter.com/#!/hoss3111/status/75266659337768961

Michele said...

daily tweet
http://twitter.com/#!/rlawrence110/status/75352028423008256
rlawrence110 at yahoo dot com

LAURA1877 said...

http://twitter.com/#!/LAURAWI18/status/75363992356405249

karenmed409 said...

rt 2-http://twitter.com/karenmed409/status/75372202358345729

purplelover04 said...

gfc name purplelover04 and
and i love the Sicilian Sand

purple_lover_04 at msn dot com

purplelover04 said...

http://twitter.com/#!/purplelover04/status/75438773374164993

karenmed409 said...

rt 1-http://twitter.com/karenmed409/status/75543313754759168

LAURA1877 said...

http://twitter.com/#!/LAURAWI18/status/75545511838498816

karenmed409 said...

rt 2-http://twitter.com/karenmed409/status/75593095340765185

Keely said...

tweet 1: http://twitter.com/hoss3111/status/75618650555551745
hoss311@aol.com

Keely said...

tweet 2: http://twitter.com/#!/hoss3111/status/75621854768939008

purplelover04 said...

http://twitter.com/#!/purplelover04/status/75754953846693888

karenmed409 said...

Entered the Red Envelope Giveaway at Night Owl Mama

LAURA1877 said...

http://twitter.com/#!/LAURAWI18/status/75887549637341184

Keely said...

tweet 1: http://twitter.com/#!/hoss3111/status/75891249646800896

Keely said...

tweet 2: http://twitter.com/#!/hoss3111/status/75898400410845185
hoss311@aol.com

karenmed409 said...

rt 1-http://twitter.com/karenmed409/status/75951816390623232

karenmed409 said...

Entered Kim and Scott Gourmet Pretzel giveaway over Life is A Sand Castle

Michele said...

daily tweet
http://twitter.com/#!/rlawrence110/status/76129304706154497
rlawrence110 at yahoo dot com

Lindsay said...

I follow you via GFC (Lindsay Lee)
and I would love the Black http://www.gianigranite.com/DetailBlack.html. Thanks for this awesome opportunity!

linzcoupons at gmail dot com

Lindsay said...

Tweeted https://twitter.com/#!/middymorsel/status/76149368817844226

linzcoupons at gmail dot com

Lindsay said...

I like GIANI on Facebook (Lindsay Lee)
#1

linzcoupons at gmail dot com