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Makeover Your Home for the Holidays

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Makeover Your Home for the Holidays

THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR

One of the most wonderful times of the year is fast approaching! We want to make this year especially wonderful by sharing inspiration on transforming your kitchen for under $500!

Now, is the time to get your home ready for the holiday festivities, but also, loving your home again. You don’t have to just live with your kitchen. We want to empower you so that you know that you can indeed, do it yourself! 

When to Prepare:

Taking on a DIY can be overwhelming, but the important thing to remember is to make sure you allow for plenty of time to work and enjoy the process. 

We recommend setting aside two weekends, AT LEAST two to three weeks prior to your festivities to make sure your DIY project is as stress free as possible.

1 weekend for your cabinets and 1 weekend for your countertops!

Remember to take your time, and know that you can fix it if you don’t like the direction your DIY is heading. The great thing about this is that it’s just paint! You can adjust it to fit your style and preference.

Next, find images that inspire you! This should be a fun step - imagining all the possibilities that can transform your space! 

If you plan on painting both your cabinets and countertops, make sure to paint your cabinets first, to ensure that no drips mess up your new surface. 

Connect with other bloggers and DIYers to see how they transformed their own homes. We provided a few links below to get you started!


Links to Get You Inspired:

From The Thome Home: 

Giani White Diamond Counter by The Thome Home Blog

Giani White Diamond Counter by The Thome Home Blog

Products Used: Giani White Diamond kit & Nuvo's Titanium Infusion (Uppers) & Black Deco (Lowers)

http://www.thethomehome.com/kitchen-reveal-with-giani-countertop-kit-giveaway/   

http://www.thethomehome.com/our-kitchen-cabinets-with-nuvo-cabinet-paint/

 

From Tessa Kirby: 

Giani White Diamond Marble Application - Tessa Kirby

Giani White Diamond Marble Application - Tessa Kirby

Products Used: Giani White Diamond kit. Get the same look of white cabinetry with Nuvo's Titanium Infusion

http://www.tessakirby.com/blog/howtorefinishyourcountertops

http://www.tessakirby.com/blog/diykitchencountertopsonabudget

 

From the Family Fun Spot:

Giani Sicilian Sand Application - The Family Fun Spot

Giani Sicilian Sand Application - The Family Fun Spot

Products Used: Giani Sicilian Sand kit. Get the same look of off-white cabinetry with Nuvo's Coconut Espresso

http://www.thefamilyfunspot.com/2014/08/affordable-makeover-for-kitchen-counters.html

http://www.thefamilyfunspot.com/2014/12/its-beginning-to-look-lot-like.html


KITCHEN INSPIRATION:

 

Recreate the Look:

Ultra White Cabinets: Use either Nuvo’s Titanium Infusion, that will give you a satin finish or Chalkworthy’s White Linen for a matte finish.

Ultra White Granite: Use the White Diamond kit with additional cans of White Limestone for a more brightened and softened effect. 

Finish it off with silver accents, natural textures and rustic details!

If you’re replacing hardware, black or chrome pulls would pair nicely. Or if you like the look of no pulls at all, simply remove and fill in those holes before painting! Pair with black or industrial style light fixtures.

Read more here

  


Recreate the Look:

Brown + White Granite: Use our Chocolate Brown kit with additional cans of White Limestone, sponging close together to keep it soft and subtle.

Ultra White Cabinets: Use either Nuvo’s Titanium Infusion, that will give you a satin finish or Chalkworthy’s White Linen for a matte finish.

Finish it off with pops of white and red!

Pair with chrome hardware and light fixtures.

Read more here.

 

 

Recreate the Look:

Light Brown Granite: Use our Sicilian Sand kit for a more neutral look.  

White Cabinets: Use either Nuvo’s Titanium Infusion, that will give you a satin finish or Chalkworthy’s White Linen for a matte finish. Or if you'd like a more off-white color, try Nuvo's Coconut Espresso

Dress it up with brown, gold, and white natural elements. 

Pair with gold, chrome or no hardware and white or gold light fixtures.

Read more here

 

 

 


Recreate the Look:

Black Granite + Island Accent: Use the Bombay Black kit for your main countertops, then use our Slate kit with additional White Limestone to contrast with your countertops.

Ultra White Cabinets: Use either Nuvo’s Titanium Infusion, that will give you a satin finish or Chalkworthy’s White Linen for a matte finish.

If you don’t have an island, makeover or buy a rolling island table.

Another way to make your island stand out is to paint the base another color. Make it pop with any one of our Nuvo or Chalkworthy colors!

Finish it off with striking black and red accents!

Pair with black hardware and light fixtures.

Read more here


 


BATHROOM INSPIRATION:

 


Recreate the Look:

Rustic Green Cabinets: Paint Chalkworthy’s Farmhouse. Sand and lightly distress with our Black or Burnt Umber aging waxes.

White Granite: Use the White Diamond kit.

Finish it off with greenery and natural wood elements.

Pair with white, gold or black hardware and industrial light fixtures.

Read more here

 

 

 

 


Recreate the Look:

Cream Cabinets: Use Nuvo’s Coconut Espresso.

Ultra White Granite: Use the White Diamond kit with additional White Limestone for a more brightened and softened effect. If you would like a darker base, try Nuvo’s Cocoa Couture, a rich dark brown! This color also pairs well with our Sicilian Sand kit or Chocolate Brown kit.

Finish it off with red, white and silver accents.

Pair with chrome hardware and light fixtures.

Read more here

 

Find what inspires you! We loved the bright, and elegant feel of all of these kitchen & bathroom inspirations!


UNIQUE SPACES:

Now that you’ve completed the major steps of your makeover, top off your unique space with your own DIY decorations!


Recreate the Look:

Dry brush Chalkworthy’s White Linen over a reclaimed wood sign. 

Use Chalkworthy’s Thistle for your text or image. Or if Thistle is too dark for you, you can use a Chalkworthy tint for the red color - there are so many Benjamin Moore colors to choose from! 

Read more here

 

 

 

 

 

 

Recreate the Look:

Find wood blocks at your local craft store, paint with Chalkworthy’s Cast Iron and White Linen. Sand and distress to give it that aged and rustic feel.

Read more here

 

 

 

 

 

 

Recreate the Look:

Paint a frame with Chalkworthy’s Dusty Miller & lightly distress with our Burnt Umber aging wax.

There are many sites where you can print off free artwork. Or, create your own text! Click here to get started!

Place on your mantle and enjoy!

Read more here

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 


Check out our website for all the color and design possibilities! If you’d like a swatch of any of our paint products, contact us at info@gianigranite.com with your full name and address.

Share your holiday makeover with us! Be sure to tag us in your Facebook and Instagram posts! We would love to see how you incorporate our products into your festive activities! Happy painting!!! 

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