Out of the Blue

Out of the Blue
Elisa’s kitchen wasn’t SO outdated that she was like, cooking over an open flame or anything, but it was outdated enough.  If you just feel uncomfortable every time you hang out in your kitchen, well I’d say you deserve some updatin’!  So she ditched the mismatched appliances, splurged on a splashy backsplash, and painted the cabinets. (Looks like she added some crown moulding under the Christmas decorations too). Oh, and did she spend major bucks replacing those sad, sad, sad blue countertops?  Nope, its just paint and epoxy!  Coulda fooled me!

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  1. March 2, 2012 / 2:40 PM

    Looks fabulous!!! Does she have a blog? I would love to see it!

  2. March 2, 2012 / 3:15 PM

    Ooh, me too! That’s my kitchen, but mine is way uglier! I would to pretty up my countertops like that. If she visits the comments section, I’d like to ask how the countertops hold up to everyday use. Especially if she has five kids.

  3. Amy
    March 2, 2012 / 3:18 PM

    I too would love to know if she has a blog… I have been wanting to do something like that to my counters.

  4. March 2, 2012 / 3:23 PM

    I also would love to know how she did her counter tops like that.

  5. March 2, 2012 / 3:40 PM

    I’m with everyone else, where can I find her blog? Oh please tell me she has one!

  6. March 2, 2012 / 3:49 PM

    Hi, I’m the one who redid this kitchen. Thanks for the lovely comments. I don’t have a blog but I could email you some pics if you leave me an email at sabien@rogers.com. I’m also on facebook and have an album of my projects there. There are so many great photos from different angles that can’t be shown here due to space. The counter top was an ugly blue laminate and wood trim, and it cost me $250 to redo. It’s been almost a year and it’s as shiny today as the day I did it. It will scratch fairly easily but it’s as smooth as glass and I’ve put 2 tempured glass cutting boards in two areas to cut on and place things on, so most of the time items aren’t on the actual counter. I have 2 teens who respect that rule and it preserves
    it nicely. It was only meant to be temporary until we get real granite but people are fooled by it all of the time and it’s gorgeous! I used beige stone spray in a can that has flecks of brown and cream in it. Then I used about 7 boxes of epoxy (which I got for %50 off by using Michaels Craft Store coupons)and took the bubbles out using a heat gun. I love it. Let me know if you want more info. Elisa Dickinson.

  7. March 2, 2012 / 4:55 PM

    That tile backsplash is fantastic!

  8. March 2, 2012 / 5:51 PM

    Hi again! I answered many of your questions a couple of posts back about the kitchen. Just let me know if there’s anything else you want to know. Yes I did paint the cabinets off white with a little brown glazing in the crevices to age it a bit while still keeping it crisp. The bottoms are Expresso Chocolate. Elisa

  9. March 2, 2012 / 6:14 PM

    Beautiful! I might try that on my countertops. I’m leary of granite because it is so hard. We already break enough stuff.

  10. March 2, 2012 / 6:33 PM

    wow! that looks fantastic!

  11. March 2, 2012 / 8:24 PM


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  12. March 3, 2012 / 12:26 AM

    Good for her! She really did an amazing job making that kitchen shine!


  13. March 3, 2012 / 3:57 PM

    What a fantastic makeover! I believe I may have fallen in love with your tile backsplash. Can you email me details on where you got it?

    shel704 at aol dot com

  14. March 5, 2012 / 9:45 AM

    supreme kitchen envy!

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