As I mentioned, I was NOT enjoying the whole wait-14-days-for-the-polyurethane-to-cure aspect!
Well, guess what…
…I didn’t have to.
I e-mailed the link to my review to the Giani representative I had been working with, and she assured me that I really COULD start using my counter tops! Sure, it takes 14 days to fully cure, but I could start putting my small items back on.
I was so delighted…and relieved!
So although I ended up waiting about a week before I used my counters, by last Wednesday night we were pretty much back in business, as follows:
- Wednesday I spread a tablecloth on the peninsula, but then we used it for a pot-luck dinner for eleven friends.
- Thursday I baked 25 loaves of bread for neighbor gifts, and assembled about 15 bags of almond roca, pecan crunch, and white chocolate macadamia popcorn.
- Saturday I made two pans of Potatoes Benson, Christmas Jell-o (my kids love it), Hawaiian haystacks, two pumpkin pies, one cherry pie, and one raspberry brownie torte.
- Sunday I made bacon, eggs, Bubble bread, hot spinach-artichoke dip, ham, rolls, and spinach salad.
So I would say the counters have gotten quite the work-out in the past week! And guess what? No chips, no scratches!
I’m hoping they will continue to hold up as well after they are fully cured!
So without further ado, the winner of the Giani Granite giveaway is:
Anne from Creative Southern Home, who said:
Congratulations, Anne! I will be e-mailing you.