Faux Granite film from Ez Instant Makeover is still high on my list of best problem solvers ever. (And now you can get 10%. Keep reading!) You know when you find a thing that looks too good to be true, and you think, “It’s probably only that good on the internet, not in my home”? Yeah, I’m here crowing again about a product that is so great, I wish I had invented it!
The first time I showed you the faux granite, it looked like this:
I was so smitten with the product, I asked the company to let me create some installation videos for them. I KNOW this is such a great product, and more people would tackle it if they knew the tricks that I know. So I installed it in my own kitchen, and got these results from the before…
to the after:
We had to install a new dishwasher about 6 months after I put the faux granite film on, and the dishwasher installer was so surprised and confused that it wasn’t real granite, even after he saw it up close.
We’ve lived with it for over 6 months now, and with two kids under 7 who eat constantly, our counters get as much use as anyone’s. But they still look great! Everyone says so. I’ve gotten comments on my blog about how great it looks, but I’m telling you, even visitors to my home, and even my mother-in-law, think that we got new counters installed.
So, the ugly cracks, edge band, and metal seams are gone…
Seriously, how pretty is that????
I’m having a bit of a chuckle here because these pictures were taken with my sad little point and shoot camera, so you know there is no fancy photography helping out here. It actually looks that good. And the green splotch you see here on the lower right of this photo? That is the TREE reflecting from outside!!!!! You can see how shiny and sharp the surface is, highlighting the sunlight streaming through the grids in the window. This film is a beautiful glossy surface.
Ez Instant Makeover sent me the product so I could demo it for you, but the cost would have been about $200 to makeover my kitchen, which is a far cry from the $3K+ that real granite would have set me back.
I was sooooooo happy with the product that I wanted to show you how to DIY it. Here are the 4 videos that show you how.
Before you watch these, let me say that I know it’s a bit dark in some places. I am SUPER grateful to Jo-Lynne from Musings of a Housewife for lending her extra hands to this project. This is not meant to be a TV audition, but 20 minutes of nitty-gritty detail that you’ll need if you want to add this product to your own kitchen or bath. All that to say, I hate watching myself on video. I’ll be hiding behind my hands while you watch.
If you are ready to order, just click Ez Instant Makeover (affiliate link) to purchase your new countertop or order samples of all the granite colors. (Remember, they offer faux chalkboard and stainless steel, too!!!)
I hope these videos help you understand the process and how easy it is to update your counters the EZ way.
I know you are interested to see whether this holds up or looks cheesy in the long run. Click here to see my faux granite 3 years after installation.