Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Meet My New Kitchen

I am finally finished with our kitchen remodel, well the cabinet/counter top part anyways. I still have plans to redo the kitchen island and another small piece of furniture that I scored at a sidewalk sale in downtown Monroe. I told Scott that I wanted chalk paint for Valentine's Day so I could start playing with all of our furniture. I am in the mood to start working on different parts of our house. I think I should go with this because for awhile, I was too nervous to touch anything for fear of messing up. Now that I am finished with the kitchen, I have a little more faith in my abilities. Here are a few pictures of the redo.
 This is what our kitchen looked like before. I absolutely hated the faux wood counter tops. We purchased the Giani Chocolate Brown kit. Step one: Prime everything you want to cover. The primer in this kit is black and it covered the back splash and the counter top.
 Step Two: You have to sponge three minerals onto the surface that you want to look like marble. We decided to cover the counter tops only.
 Step Three: You have to seal the counter tops. It says to put a minimum of three coats, however, most of the research I have done said that you can get away with two. I like to follow instructions, so three it is.
We decided to paint the back splash for now to coordinate with the rest of the room. I have been contemplating changing up the decor. I guess I will have a lot of fun shopping around for a few new things.

Scott and I are both excited about our new kitchen. The difference is outstanding. I think this gave us the look we were going for, for less than $130! The kit is only $70, but after purchasing a few other supplies for the cabinet staining and back splash painting, we spent around $130. I like inexpensive and I believe we got a lot of good change for our money. One day I would like to have real marble counter tops with an iron back splash, but for now, this will work for us.


  1. Those are handy and thrifty ways to remodel your kitchen! Repainting the backsplash also was a good choice. It gave your countertop a fabulous mix-and-match look. Hope to see more projects like this from you!

    Kristopher Diss

  2. Good choice on your countertops because they go well with the cabinets and the back splash. I got to appreciate the makeover even more when I saw the items on the countertop. The rooster figurine and other items were truly magnificent. They are all screaming for your attention! :D

    Herb Koguchi