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Slowly Checking Off the To-do List

January 24, 2012



Slowly my to-do list is getting shorter. 

Who am I kidding??

 I just keep adding more to the list, but at least I am making some headway.

This past weekend all sports activities were cancelled due to our weeklong snowfall {Vancouverites don't handle snow too well} and I had some free time on my hands.

Using these photos as inspiration:




I finally hung up this. 



So my husband comes home for a few days away skiing with the guys and announces he does not like my gallery wall. 

Phooey on him. I like it. It stays.

And I really want to paint the walls, getting tired of the greeny hue. I think I might go crazy and paint the walls white! 

I know, I like to live dangerously.

Another little project I worked on was a Martha-inspired blind made from a gorgeous linen for my friend Tracey.  In fact I am meeting up with her today. Fingers crossed this was what she had envisioned!


Since Tracey is a photographer extraordinaire, I will let her take photos of the blind up in her bathroom and then I will steal borrow her photos!

I also worked on another project {I know this was a crazy productive weekend!} that involved 
this:


Here's to another productive week!

XO Barbara

33 comments:

  1. Wow! Great inspirations indeed! I'm sooo busy also. It's just insane around here! :-) But I'll try to keep smiling... Life is good! :-)

    I hope you have a great week, Barbara!

    xo

    Luciane at HomeBunch.com

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  2. You go, girl! And if I may, PHOOEY to your hubby from me too - your gallery wall looks great! :-) I've got one pretty much laid out and ready to go - just need to decide on a wall colour and then paint the wall the gallery is going on.

    Doesn't it feel great to get projects finished? :-) I've been crossing projects off my list for the past month, and I can't wait till they're all done!

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  3. Great minds think alike Barb. I just did my very first gallery wall and will be posting it tomorrow. Boo to the hubs!

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  4. What is up with husbands anyway? I've been collecting stuff for a gallery wall here too...(on my long to do list)

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  5. Looks great! Productive weekend :)

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  6. I've been wanting to create a gallery wall. It's on the looooong to do list! :)

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    1. This has been on the to-do list for soooo long! I have a long list as well!

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  7. I love your wall Barb! I think you did a fabulous job! I think the black frames are perfect. My husband went to Vancouver for a business trip and I painted the family room while he was gone. I painted over this hideous yellow that he had painted it while I was in Nova Scotia! But he hates painting, so in the end I always win because he's too lazy to paint. Haha! Have a wonderful day! Angie xo

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    1. I love it when my hubby goes on business trips which are less frequent these days because I would always take on some major painting project when he did! Fingers crossed he takes on soon, I want to re-paint the whole main floor!

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  8. The picture wall looks great! See..that snow was good for some things!? :-)

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    1. Yes, the snow helped! Felt good to be "snowed" in!

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  9. Fantastic! I love the gallery wall! You should totally go for the white paint. I painted my living room white, and I'm dying to paint the rest of the house now!

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    1. I love your living room! I am mentally preparing myself for tearing the house apart though!

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  10. I love the gallery wall! Glad I'm not the only one to complete those kind a projects while hubby is away. Oops honey, it's already done! LOL

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  11. Good for you! I am having a hard time finding that get-up-and-go motivation. Not sure what's bogging me down, because I have a project list a mile long. And so much that's on it are actually things I want to do... I think I'm over-thinking the process, and need to just get over it and on with it! Can't wait to see the blind :-)

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  12. I agree with Sheila, good for you! I'm trying to tackle more things lately too, and it still feels like baby steps, but better than no progress, right?! ;)

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  13. What is wrong with your hubby's eyesight??? That is one of the nicest looking gallery wall's I've ever seen! Really.

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  14. What do guys know! (hehe)...I think your gallery wall is FABULOUS! :) Cath

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  15. I think it looks great, Barbara, and I can relate too. I finally took ours down after months of complaint on my husband's part. He complained nicely (as nicely as one can complain) and so I gave in. I wonder why the men aren't up on this look?

    Camille

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  16. I think the wall is fab too! Poo-poo to the naysayers...they get used to it, then end up loving it. (At least that usually happens over here.);)

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  17. A great big red raspberry to your husband; I think the gallery wall looks fantastic!
    I envy your productivity, Barbara. But I did get my cableknit pillow done so I can't be all that lazy!! ;-)
    Victoria

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  18. I think it's looking great! I'm just in the process of finishing the coats of paint on my white kitchen walls and I love it! Not a lot of peeps can understand that.

    Hope this comment comes through!

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  19. Busy, busy girl, I just cooked and baked and ate and was generally unproductive on the creative front! I see your "M" up there, love it, I have my "E" out but haven't found quite the right spot yet. Guys don't like change, they think we're having a mid-life or something, give it some time:-)
    Tracey

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  20. phooey on him! what do boys know anyway? I love your gallery wall!

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  21. That infamous list that never ends... Your gallery wall looks fantastic!!!! It was fun hanging out with you yesterday. I just absolutely LOVE my blind. Thank you B!!!!!

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  22. LOVE LOVE LOVE your gallery wall! I'm sure the hubs will come around :)

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  23. What's there not to like? I need to restart our basement. It's just stalled. A gallery wall is going somewhere. That's for darn sure.
    Dana

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  24. I'm sure your husband is sweet, but he doesn't know what he's talking about. ;) Your wall is fantastic! As for blinds, maybe I should talk to you about our bathrooms....

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  25. Great projects! It sounds exciting! Have a lovely weekend ahead, Kellie xx

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  26. What ever you are eating for breakfast that is causing all of this activity.....I need to know.....my lack of creativity lately, and getting things done is just not happening over here at "chez sherika's house"

    Jealous......and you are right...poo poo to your husband.....

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  27. Playing blog catch up :) Loving you gallery wall!! Looks like you have been really productive! I was on a roll for a bit... until Halle got sick and now my momentum is just shot.... lot's left to accomplish so better get back to it ;)

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