picture frame wreath burlap rose yellow and turquoise chalk hill house

It’s that time of year!  The Dove Truffle Egg time!!!!!   So I thought I’d try to distract myself by making a few Easter wreaths. I’m loving the whole picture frame wreath idea.But I must admit that after finishing all of these, I felt I’d…

Easter Wreaths

turquoise children's furniture rocking horse nightstand twin bed chalk paint chalk hill house

The paint has barely dried on  this dainty bedroom furniture set. I’m sure the neighbors scratched their heads why we were setting up furniture on the edge of our hill.  The wind was blowing so strongly that I’m afraid they had a good laugh at me…

Robins Egg Blue Bedroom Furniture


I “won” an unusual lamp this December in our annual White Elephant Christmas Gift Exchange. Ok, I admit it, the thing was HIDEOUS. I went for the box only because it was festooned with a Home Depot gift card lodged prominently in the bow.We laughed…

A “Daring” Mid-Century Lamp Upscale

turquoise rocking horse with mop hair antique toys chalk paint chalk hill house

I’m enamored with rocking horses lately–probably because I frequently discover them, loved to a point of dishevelment, hidden away in a dark corner of a garage sale or thrift store.  This one was a fine, sturdy fellow in need of a new hair style and…

Rocking Horse Re-Do

Coat of Arms on a wooden shield chalk hill house

I love to collect unusual treasures in Garage sales, so when I stumbled on a large wooden shield discarded from a boy’s castle-themed bedroom, I grabbed it. Painted in glaring blocks of primary colors and standing almost 4′ tall, I received several head-scratching queries from…

Floralia Font


Alas!  It’s been at least a month since I promised to post this addicting recipe online. In the countdown to Christmas there wasn’t time for baking and blogging!   My lovely friend Karen is to blame for my addiction–she called it Russian Fudge.  But it…

Devonshire Fudge

turquoise frame wreath with tin heart basket and burlap from chalk hill house

Now that our front door has a fresh coat of paint, it’s time to give it a pretty wreath. But I’ve been baffled on how to proceed.  The giant oval window makes a normal circular wreath look puny.   So I’ve been spending some time…

Valentine Wreaths with a New Twist

celtic wreath geometric design chalk paint distressed drop leaf side table chalk hill house

Van Gogh had his various color phases, so I think I’m entitled to mine.  Black & White makes my paint brush happy these days, so perhaps we should call this my Dalmatian Era? I’m crazy about this drop leaf side table.   When you twist…

Black and White Chalk Painted Furniture

chalkhillhouse winter ice storm flame red leaves

We’re officially snowbound.  Or perhaps icebound would be a better description!  The roads, buildings and trees are covered with a thick, hard encasement of glistening ice. With euphoria, our teens sprang from their beds this morning (how often does that happen?) scoured the house for…

Ice Storm Beauty




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