Saturday, September 26, 2009

Super exciting post!

This was completely unplanned, but Chase and I would like to introduce you to the newest member of the Baker family... Maddie.

Isn't she cute? To be honest most of my friends are shocked that we got a dog. I've never had an inside dog, and I've only ever really liked my families dogs. But I can honestly say I already love Maddie. She's so cute, and she is tiny! Basically my boss saw her at a local adoption location website and knowing that I like Yorkies sent me her picture. I had to go see her. Chase is fantastic with dogs, so he was 100% on board! And now she's here. And currently sleeping in my craft room!

Also, it's been an exciting weekend because before we went to get Maddie my sweet husband cleaned the entire house, and hung my latest decorating project. Here's how it happened.

I got this large round mirror at a yard sale. It had a lot of scratches on it. When I bout it I thought maybe I could paint the leather.

 

I thought for a $1 I could try it out. When I got it home, I decided to just check what was under the leather.


I was so excited to see the pieces of wood underneath. I knew it wouldn't be perfect, but I thought it would look distressed and perfect for my style. So I went for it!

 
I really wanted it to be dark, so I didn't wipe any of the stain off, I just let it soak it all up! I also went back and made some sections even darker. It gave it a really nice effect. 

And here is hanging up on my mantle. Chase kindly took down the TV:


And here it is now!

Now I know some of you are probably wondering about why we would take down our tv. Well, to be honest we never watch it. When we are watching TV it is always upstairs! So the old TV is now my computer/monitor (more on that another day). Oh, and I have to show you this picture of Maddie. She fits in well with our living room.


And last thing... as you probably red yesterday, I have some exciting news to share with you on the 30th! Here's another clue!
 
Thanks for stopping by!


 

19 comments:

Janelle said...

Hmmm. Kitchen sink? I'm confused.

Anyway, your mirror looks GREAT! I'm so impressed with you people who have the vision to do things like this. And, Maddie is adorable. A nice {neutral colored} additon to your household!

Elise said...

YOU are a new designer for the POTTERY BARN and you have a line of kitchen sinks... AND you're going to make so much money that you'll pay all of your bloggy friend's bills...

Is that any closer! tee hee {You are now, officially, killing me with anticipation!}

Okay: the dog! (So CUTE) Have I got some stamps for YOU! Tee hee Seriously, dude, gal, um FRIEND! What a sweet addition to your beautiful home! OH, Maddie is going to be in a Pottery Barn Catty with a photo shoot in YOUR home!!!! ????!!!! Am I getting closer?

Doh!

travelingmama said...

Congrats on your doggie! She is SOOO cute! Cannot wait to hear your news!

Winter said...

Oh, I love Yorkies! They are so cute! And I love the mirror too! What, and only a dollar?! Great find! :)

sarahmartina said...

Great mirror! Cute pup, too! Enjoy her! We had a mini yorki, but had to give her away. Had a brand new baby and she was WAAAAY high maintenance. They need a lot of love, but I'm sure you have a lot to give! :-)

Carly said...

OMG your puppy is so super cute!! And love what you did to that mirror! Amazing job!

Kelley Eubanks said...

Mirror looks great Courtney and I love Maddie! She is adorable! I have to admit... when Michael told me you guys got a dog... I was like... Courtney got a dog?!?! ha!

I can't wait to hear what your news is!!! :)

Kay Sibley said...

What a cutie! Maddie looks very comfortable in her new home!

Love the mirror! You did a fabulous job refurbishing it and it's perfect over your mantel!! ♥♥ Kay

Karen said...

Now, you've got me thinkin'!! :>

Love what you did with your dollar mirror!! It certainly does not look like a buck anymore! :>

And Maddie is uber cute! Admittedly, I do not know a lot about dogs.....will she stay that tiny? She just looks like a little bundle of precious! :>

Ann said...

Eeee, what a cutie pie! I'm a dog LOVER to the extreme!!! ;) Congrats on the new addition!

That mirror is just fab! Wanna come over and work on my house for a while?

Jessica said...

Courtney, your new family member is so cute! I LOVE your livingroom, I love your floors, I just love your style! Haha! :) The mirror turned out GREAT!! What a great find for just a buck!

Lynnette said...

You have such great finds at garage sales. Your vision of what to do with these finds is amazing.

Congrats on your new member of the family. I love pets. (We have many), and they are truly part of the family. Enjoy your new baby.

So excited for the news!

~amy~ said...

Maddie is just a cutie pie!!! Great restoration project...for only a $1, I can't believe it...hmmm...still no guesses about the surprise...

Maile Belles said...

Maddie is a cutie pie! Congrats on your new member of the family! What a fabulous mirror! Still can't wait to find out the news.

Randee E said...

Gorgeous card Courtney, love the flower! But I am even more in love with that mirror!! I thought it looked great with the leather on it, but the stained wood is awesome!!! COngrats on your new pooch. She is a cutie :0)

Jane said...

You're my kind of gal!! I LOVE finding something that I can spray paint or stain (love love DIY projects) and make look like a million bucks!!! Love love the way it turned out! And I want your dog!!!

Shemaine Smith said...

Congrats on the pup, what a cute name. Fab job on that mirror! Way to go girl!!

talesandtrials said...

OMG! I love your mirror makeover. It's looks great about your fireplace.

~kelly marie~ said...

That mirror is so amazing! And Maddie is the cutest thing!! Awwww!! Adorable!