Friday, October 16, 2009

A Couple Updates

I've been rearranging around here lately. Ever get in that mood where you just want to move everything around? Must be the change in weather, it's been quite cold here in Pa.


I love this dish soap that Target sells. I'm not a fan of lemon scented cleaning products and this has such a pleasant smell to it. It works well too!

I moved the kitchen "island" (aka the completely unfinished dresser that will be an actual island someday) sideways. I think it frees up more walking space in the kitchen and gives more room to anyone sitting in the chairs. Unfinished though so more about that later....






Remember those corbels my daughter and I found? Here is where she wanted to hang them. I think it's the perfect spot since you can see them when you walk in the front door....



And on the kitchen side, they frame out the front door. I couldn't be happier with them.





I also wanted to update on the dishwasher! I talked about it HERE.

So far, so good! It is holding up nicely and I haven't had to do anything at all to it. After it was painted I used two coats of sealant. Just the Valspar sealer from Lowes.






Well this was a completely random post for Friday. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend. We are supposed to have a Halloween parade. I'm crossing my fingers the weather cooperates!




24 comments:

Gigi said...

What a lovely, homey post. I love that dish soap, too--pretty smell, pretty bottle, and not crazy expensive! Have a great weekend.

Anna said...

the new corbels look so good in the doorway. I will have to try that dish soap.

northern cottage said...

ok so I'm totally adoring the skirted sink you have next to the fabulous dishwasher!! I'm with you on the rearranging thing - me too - maybe it's because we're trying (can't) not to buy anything new that we're making our spaces fresh by moving stuff around! Rest up!

LuLu said...

It completely dreamy your home. I love all the touches... and your dish soap is sitting on my counter too i love it! Your corbels are perfect... i've been on the hunt for some,
happy weekend,
LuLu

Shelia said...

I love this post, Michelle! Love all of your special touches and your dishwasher front! I love this! How creative of you to even think of it!
Be a sweetie,
shelia :)

Simply Dandy said...

Did someone say "rearrange". That's my middle name. Your kitchen is just so so cute. Hope your weekend is wonderful.

LeAnn:)

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Your home is just so neat. I love to see it. Love the skirted sink and all of your decorations are wonderful. Hugs, Marty

Lou Cinda said...

Everything looks so beautiful! LOVE the corbels! And the island is great! I am going to get the dish soap AND am glad to hear the anaglypta paper is holding up well on the dishwasher! I LOVED that idea when I saw it and now I am going to do it!!! My dishwasher won't know what it it!!!

Have a great weekend!!!

Lou Cinda :)

Rachael said...

It all looks so lovely and cozy! Makes me want to re-arrange, it's a great way to change things up :-)

tara said...

I love where you put the corbels, I have several in different door ways in my house too! Glad to hear the dishwasher is holding up and I hope you have a wonderful weekend Michelle!

Lynette said...

Hi Michelle - Your house - strike that - your home - is always so lovely and I love to visit!! I esp. love that photo of the pear in the window sill - it looks so pretty to me.

I have a question it you don't mind - the picture of the corbels you and your daughter found - the one from the kitchen looking out - I think its the 6th one down - you have a little two globe sconce with fringe on the sconces - is that wired or just for looks? I'm moving soon and have a wall that needs some "interest" and was thinking of doing something like that - and even if they aren't wired they still look good on the wall and are more interesting than a picture or mirror, etc. I'm just curious. If you have a minute, can you either email me back (it's on my blog) or just leave a comment?

Thanks and have a good weekend -

Ellie Mae's Cottage said...

All of your rearranging turned out so lovely! The corbels really add a lot of character. I love the dish soap bottle - it looks so vintage. Everything is perfect! -Jackie

beth said...

I love to rearrange things, but I'm usually not happy when I'm done, and I end up putting it all back where it started! I love where you put the corbels, and that dish soap looks lovely! Have a great day! :)

Rue said...

You are the vignette queen my friend. I love the corbels there. Your daughter has perfect taste, just like her mama :)

Glad to see the dish washer held up. I'm thinking about copying you ;)

xo,
rue

Elizabeth (blue clear sky) said...

Such pretty accents. I love all the white. I bought some Watkins products from a school fundraiser once and liked them. Next time we cross the border I will be sure to check a Target for that adorable bottle. Happy Weekend!

Melissa Miller said...

~Beautiful changes throughout your lovely home Michelle!

I just adore your wall sconce in the kitchen and your "Home" sign. Gorgeous!

~Blessings, ~Melissa :)

Artsy Fartsy Junkin Finds said...

LOVE the Love Blackboard cannister. The Tiled dishwasher front is just too fabulous!! Great blog! Blessings, Janna

Connie said...

I love to move things around too. It seems to just give things a fresh look. (It also makes me dust things I wouldn't normally get to)

Chari said...

Hi Michelle...

Ohhh...I love your pretty kitchen!!! Your new corbels in the door frame...fabulous!!! Love how you did the front of your dishwasher too...so pretty, my friend! Enjoyed all of your beautiful photos...love the pretty vignette in the first photo...something about that pretty white cut-out dish inside of the silver compote...and to top it off a pumpkin to boot! I love it! Also enjoyed your pretty B&W photo of the pear in the window sill...it's lovely!!!

Just wanted to thank you for coming by and taking a peek at my autumn living room today...and for leaving me such a sweet comment! Sure did appreciate it!!!

Warmest wishes,
Chari
PS...hope you have a beautiful day for your Halloween parade!!!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for showing us the corbels and how you used them in the doorway...perfect!
I looked at an older post and loved the treat jar for your dog...and the dog photo near by. We are a dog family...now we have more dogs than kids!
I think your island is a great idea to add more counter space as your kitchen is so cozy and well done.
Great job!
JolieAnne

Brenda @Cozy Little House said...

Your images always inspire me, as I love what you do with your cozy home. And I love that dishwasher redo!
Brenda

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

I LOVE all your little touches over here. And the corbels...amazing!!! They look adorable there.
I was also happy to read that the dishwasher treatment is holding up great. Kudos to you! : )

Jen Kershner said...

It's all so gorgeous! Thank you so much for your feedback and encouragement about our move. We know other people will feel like we are giving something up but we just feel like we are gaining something so important. Your house is an absolute inspiration to me. As are you! Hugs, Jen

LillySue said...

OOoooo~ I will have to look for that dishsoap! The corbels are PERFECT there. I need some of those to frame my hall/livingroom opening.
Blessings~LillySue