I haven't posted in FOREVER but I started a new project in my kitchen today and wanted to makes sure I blogged about it. I like to do things like this so I can look back and say "oh yeah, that's when we did that!".
Before I get to the project, I do want to say that everything is going fine. Gary's health is good. He's all healed up from his surgery last February and feels wonderful. I still want to write about his surgery and have tons of pictures to post about that. It was the most amazing thing and his recovery....well....it took a lot of patience to handle. Wore my ass out! We are homeschooling Hannah this year (7th grade) and that is going well too. We bought a house in Tennessee last December,after we sold our company. We are trying to sell our house here in Maine so we can move down there permanently. The housing market in our area tanked last year as it did it most parts of the country. Thank heavens, we don't have a mortgage on our new house and Gary has work here for now. Jeez, maybe I do have some stuff I could write about!
We have been wanting to change our counter tops for quite a while now and have been pricing out different options. The prices we were coming up with were giving us (more!) gray hair....upwards of $1500 just to do the counter tops. I've been checking this Giani product have been liking what I see and read. Of course they don't sell it anywhere in Maine yet, so Gary and I scooted over the border to NH and picked some up. We purchased both the Sicilian Sand and Chocolate Brown kits.
Today, I started the primer coat and here are the before and after pictures of that. Please note that I am only doing half of the counter tops at a time so we can still use our kitchen during the dry and curing times. Its a couple days before you can place anything on the counter after it's complete and two weeks for the top coats to fully cure.
Island after black prime coat:
Applying the paints to the island:
Island completed: Part 2 of the kitchen tapes off and primed:Applying the mineral paints to part2 of the kitchen:Finally! Completed! It looks wonderful.