{my favourite projects of 2010}

Hard to believe another year has flown by!

 It has been an exciting year - I have met many wonderful friends through blogging and have had some of my projects featured in some amazing blogs and websites.  

A big thank-you to all my followers and friends that read my humble blog, it makes my day when you leave such encouraging comments. 

There will also be a few changes in the new year at hodge:podge, my new blog header is getting some final tweaks and should be up in the next week or so and I plan on launching a new series, so Canadian, eh? where I feature and/or interview various Canadian bloggers, designers, artists, and etsy sellers. I hope to have the first feature in a few weeks! Stay tuned....


We can't end 2010 without re-visiting some of my favourite DIY projects from this past year.


 Taking a thrift store lamp from gram to glam....


Recently this tutorial was featured on Adventures in Renovating a Brooklyn Limestone.


Not much happened as I spent 2 weeks in Hawaii with our eldest daughter's track team. 

I know life is rough.



Monogrammed a small chair just for my niece.

and had the pleasure of getting together with local design bloggers at the quaint Little White House Cafe in Fort Langley


Transformed a junkstore mirror with a little spray paint.


Made subway/eyechart art for my son's room.


Created an art wall in my eldest daughter's room.




No exciting DIY projects but instead had a few projects featured on various blogs and
enjoyed getting our home ready for Christmas.

Wishing you all a prosperous and blessed New Year!



  1. You have so many wonderful projects that have been accomplished this year.

    Happy New Year Barbara!

  2. You had a busy and very productive year. Happy New Year!

  3. A fabulous year for a fabulous you. So happy to count you as one of my blogging friends and wishing you so many good things in 2011. Happy New Year Barbara!

  4. Love all your projects - love to know how and when you work? You make it look so easy!
    Happy Year ahead full of fantastic hodge:podge!

  5. You had some great projects in 2010. Love the headboard. Thanks so much for joining my party. Happy New Year!

  6. Beautiful blog...enjoyed my visit and you have been a very busy girl! Love all your projects!

  7. So happy to have met you Barbara. I can't wait to see your new design. It's a little like renovating your "other" home. Hope you are having fun with it.
    Happy happy New Year.

  8. I just love those lamps! You are so talented (: Glad I found your blog this year!! Can't wait to continue our friendship (:

  9. Congratulations on a year well done! I'm looking forward to seeing what you have up your sleeve this year :)

  10. What a productive year you had Barbara! :) It was great discovering your blog and getting to know you in 2010... I'm looking forward to seeing more from you in 2011! :) All the best! x

  11. You really accomplished a lot in 2010 Barbara! Can't wait to see what fabulous projects you have in store for 2011.

  12. The red headboard is my favorite. So cool!

  13. Wow, it looks like you've been busy in 2010! I especially liked the monogrammed chair and the 'bling' picture !


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