This is pretty much where we left off in the last post—me trying to figure out whether I should use the spindles, or center the counter on the nightstand that makes up the kitchen center.
Because I seem to be in my “red” phase, I reached for some ASCP in Primer Red. I’m hoping this kitchen center will be gender neutral, so that I little boy might feel comfortable using it as well as girls.
Loving the red!
I decided this kitchen center needs a granite countertop. Using what I have left over from when I painted my countertops, I got busy giving the Giani treatment to this miniature version.
The first step is to apply primer. On my countertops I used a roller, but I took the easy way out and used a brush for this project.
The primer is such a FLAT black! I cut come trim to mimic a ceramic cook top stove.
I put the same primer on the trim.
Using some Scotch Blue painter’s tape, I taped off the cooktop, then removed the trim so I could start sponge painting the “faux granite”.
There are three colors for the Giani Granite paint.
I worked in small sections. You can seethe portion to the left of the cooktop is just about done, and I’ve moved on to the area to the right of the cooktop.
I measured and cut some trim for the backsplash.
I used polycrylic on the entire countertop and cooktop surface. I also painted and poly’ed the trim, and attached the backsplash trim and the cooktop trim.
And she waits for more work. I feel like I will NEVER get this baby finished! I have picked up a faucet at the ReStore. Still need to figure out what I’m going to do for the knobs, and the spindles.
I appreciate all the ideas and input from the last post about the spindles. You’ve really got me thinking about what I can do to make it more stable with those spindle legs.
I am hoping for a cooler day to get this project knocked out very soon. I’m so over it, and ready for it to be D.O.N.E.
Gail Wilson is the author and mastermind behind My Repurposed Life. She is obsessed with finding potential in unexpected places and believes that with a little hard work and imagination, any old thing can be made useful again, including herself!
Gail reinvented herself during a midlife crisis and has found purpose again. She hopes you will find new ideas for old things and pick up a few tools along the way.