Sunday, November 7, 2010

GIANI GRANITE REVIEW AND GIVEAWAY

When we bought our house it was the peak of the housing market.  You would be amazed at some of the dumps we looked at while trying to find a house in our price range.  Then we found "Our Home" and really liked it - great neighborhood, enough room, big yard, etc.  Everything we needed.   Well needless to say we owe more on our house than it is worth, the market dropped a lot right after we moved in - now you could buy a house with more room, knotty alder cabinets, and granite counters for less than we paid - it makes me sick, but what can you do?

Well.....  to start with you can give the house you are in these upgrades.  Well who can really afford these luxury upgrades when you are already upside down in your house who wants to dump thousands or tens of thousand more into their home?  Not me!  Luckily though Giani makes a Granite Counter Top Paint!  I have seriously told my husband in the past that I wish their was such a product on the marked - little did I know, THERE IS!

We have cultured marble counters in all of our bathrooms and it is an ugly white that always looks dirty.  To top it all of....  our window sills, shower walls, etc are all made of this!  Makes me crazy!  I got the Bombay Black Granite Paint to review and LOVE IT - I was worried at first, would it really work - would it look okay - YES!  It works just as good as they say it does if not better, and surprisingly was actually fun to do and watch the transformation.  My one suggestion would be to FOLLOW ALL INSTRUCTIONS - one of them being remove old caulking and replace with paintable caulk.  I thought ours probably was but I was wrong, it still turned out great but it would have saved me some time and been easier if I had solved my patience issue and took the 5 minutes to take out the old caulking and put in the new caulking!

Check out these before and after pics and tell me these results are not amazing!

Ugly White Cultured Marble Before Giani

 Close up so you can see they really are horrible!
 My Beautiful New Counter Top
Can you believe the transformation?  I wish you could see all the beautiful colors in it but with the glare on the black it is hard to get a picture that does my new counter justice!  (Even though the pics still do look pretty great!)  It did my bathroom counter no problem and I still have enough to do my sons bathroom and I think I will buy some of the Chocolate Brown to do our Main Bath!  I cannot wait and cannot believe you can upgrade your counters for such a good price!

Check out these pictures From the Giani Website too!  (The top one is their before and after picture and the others show you some of the possibilities with Giani Granite).

This picture is from the Giani Website and is their property and is being used to give further proof in my review of what great things you can do with Giani.

REVIEW RESULTS:  I think the Giani Granite is a wonderful and innovative product - I think it is such a great product which is easy and fun to use and at a very reasonable price!

TO BUY:  To buy Giani Granite go to their website.  You can purchase it on their website or find the stores that sell it near you!

TO WIN:  One lucky DirtyTruthReviews reader will win their own Giani Granite Counter Paint Kit in the Color of their choice.  To enter the giveaway make sure to complete all mandatory entries - leave a comment for each entry and leave your e-mail address in each comment!



MANDATORY ENTRIES
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RULES:  Giveaway ends 11/30/2010 at 11:59 pm- Winner will be chosen via Random.org.  Leave a comment for each entry you complete.  Please leave your email address in your comments so I can contact the winner.  The winner will have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen.  You must do ALL parts that are mandatory or your comments will be deleted/invalid.  
Disclosure:  I was not paid for this review or giveaway.  I did receive the above product to review and all opinions are my own. I am not responsible for the prize being delivered to the winner of the giveaway - I will forward your information to the sponsor whom is responsible for supplying the winner with the prize.

135 comments:

Gretta November 8, 2010 at 7:53 AM  

I am a follower and chocolate brown is my favorite finish combination.

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Heavensent1 November 8, 2010 at 9:49 AM  

GFC follow and Emerald Green is my favourite Gianti Granite colour...heavensent1@yahoo dotcom

Heavensent1 November 8, 2010 at 9:51 AM  

Tweeted... http://twitter.com/DNatrlBeauty/status/1693290894200833 ...heavensent1@yahoo dotcom

Heavensent1 November 8, 2010 at 9:52 AM  

Tweeted #2... http://twitter.com/DNatrlBeauty/status/1693290894200833 ...heavensent1@yahoo dotcom

mimilovesall8 November 8, 2010 at 12:01 PM  

I followed Giani Granite on twitter--andersonann48
thanks,mimilovesall8@yahoo.com

ppreacherswife November 8, 2010 at 7:12 PM  

I'm a follower and love the Roma Red kit! Great way to brighten up the kitchen!

Corina November 9, 2010 at 7:07 AM  

I really love the Chocolate but I like to play it safe, so I'd probably get the Sicilian Sand to re do my kitchen counters. What a cool idea!! I'm a follower.

Abbi November 10, 2010 at 2:07 PM  

Sicilian SandTM Granite Countertop Paint Kit is what i'd choose and i follow you gfc
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pmj November 11, 2010 at 7:04 PM  

Sicilian Sand is my color choice.
GFC follower.
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Anja M. November 15, 2010 at 12:40 PM  

I visited the site and I would choose "Bombay Black".

http://gianigranite.com/DetailBlack.html

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Anja M. November 15, 2010 at 12:42 PM  

I follow Giani Granite on Twitter. (@anjathisandthat)

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Anja M. November 15, 2010 at 12:42 PM  

I follow you on Twitter. (@anjathisandthat)

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Anja M. November 15, 2010 at 12:44 PM  

Tweet. #1

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Anja M. November 15, 2010 at 12:45 PM  

Tweet. #2

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Anja M. November 15, 2010 at 12:46 PM  

Find your button on my right sidebar. #1

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Anja M. November 15, 2010 at 12:46 PM  

Find your button on my right sidebar. #2

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ash November 23, 2010 at 8:09 AM  

I follow you and I'd pick the chocolate brown top. Love this product!

c allen November 24, 2010 at 5:08 PM  

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jenniferweldon November 26, 2010 at 10:38 AM  

i would choose the silican sand. Very neat product!
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jenniferweldon November 26, 2010 at 10:45 AM  

Tweeted!
http://twitter.com/#!/Jenniferweldon7/status/8228969056833536
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jenniferweldon November 26, 2010 at 10:46 AM  

Tweeted!
entry 2
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kenziesmum November 26, 2010 at 3:53 PM  

i follow giani granite on twitter @kenziesmum2009

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kenziesmum November 26, 2010 at 3:56 PM  

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kenziesmum November 27, 2010 at 12:29 PM  

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monaohmy! November 28, 2010 at 3:34 PM  

I would choose Sicilian Sand for my kitchen. Following via GFC as Mona Odegard.

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monaohmy! November 28, 2010 at 3:35 PM  

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April November 29, 2010 at 6:43 AM  

I think I would get Sicilian Sand- this is a tough choice!!! THey all look great!
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April November 29, 2010 at 6:50 AM  

posted it on my giveaway linky-1
http://pachutalife.blogspot.com/p/giveaways.html

April November 29, 2010 at 6:50 AM  

posted it on my giveaway linky-1
http://pachutalife.blogspot.com/p/giveaways.html

Susanmeep November 29, 2010 at 4:41 PM  

I follow via gfc, and I would pick chocolate brown suelee1998 @ gmail.com

Kimberly November 30, 2010 at 8:50 AM  

I follow with GFC and I'd pick the Sicilian Sand.
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Kimberly November 30, 2010 at 8:52 AM  

I tweeted http://twitter.com/Aerated/status/9650942823632896
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Kimberly November 30, 2010 at 8:52 AM  

I tweeted #2. Thank you! http://twitter.com/Aerated/status/9650942823632896
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Our Little Group November 30, 2010 at 9:48 AM  

I would pick Sicilian Sand and I follow you via GFC
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Stephen & Jill Williams November 30, 2010 at 12:53 PM  

We're in the middle of a necessary remodel to our bathroom (our floor was rotting), and this would be perfect! I think my favorite is Sicilian Sand.

Katy November 30, 2010 at 6:12 PM  

I would LOVE to win the Chocolate Brown!!! This is gorgeous! and I am your google friend :)

Katy November 30, 2010 at 6:14 PM  

I shared this giveaway on facebook
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http://www.facebook.com/KatyLineberry1/posts/173076982716768

Katy November 30, 2010 at 6:15 PM  

I tweeted :) #2
http://twitter.com/#!/noweesmom/status/9791239624859648

WWillows6 November 30, 2010 at 7:12 PM  

I'm following you on GFC. I adore the Sicilian Sand color. My kitchen would look so much better!

WWillows6 November 30, 2010 at 7:14 PM  

I'm subscribed to your RSS feed in google reader.
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WWillows6 November 30, 2010 at 7:15 PM  

I'm following GianiGranite101 on Twitter user lisalmg.
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WWillows6 November 30, 2010 at 7:17 PM  

I like Dirty Truth Reviews on Facebook user Lisa Garner.
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WWillows6 November 30, 2010 at 7:19 PM  

I Tweeted this giveaway. http://twitter.com/lisalmg/status/9808461864898561 Entry 1
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I Tweeted this giveaway. http://twitter.com/lisalmg/status/9808461864898561 Entry 2
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WWillows6 November 30, 2010 at 7:20 PM  

I have your button on my blog. Entry 1
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WWillows6 November 30, 2010 at 7:20 PM  

I have your button on my blog. Entry 2
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