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Dear House on the Mill

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A Room to Play

This morning we ran around the house until I was out of breath and then we had to take every toy Aden owns out of the toy box.  I realized then I had never taken photos of his playroom.  Mostly that's because it's always littered with books, cars, blocks, and balls.  But, before it became too cluttered with this morning's top pick of toys, I snapped a few photos.

When we decided to convert this room from a guest bedroom into a playroom, I wanted it to be a colorful room that he could grow into and make his own.  The walls are a bright green and the accent wall sports large stripes of red, blue, purple and orange. 

This adorable frog shaped toy box was given to us by his aunt who also used it when she was a little girl.  It's the cutest thing - even when it's "mouth full" of toys risk spilling out at any minute.

Reading is a huge passion of mine and I hope that Aden loves it as well.  A reading nook was a must-have in this room and the large, stuffed bear gives him a comfy place to sit.  I love watching him grab a book, plop down and start "reading."  His favorite books right now are shape books that he can go through and pick out familiar items while he yells out, "ball, boat, cookie, etc."

The colorful owl futon cover and pillows were made by my favorite Etsy shop, Studio Slumber.  It gives a fun pattern to break up some of the bold colors on the walls.

This room belongs to Aden and his imagination can run free.  Cars come to life and chase over blocks and stuffed animals, the walls become bumpers to his ride-on cars, mirrors reflect his silly faces, and he scores goals using whatever will fit through the hoop. 

He's such a joy to watch and we're so thankful for him.  And I'm thankful for you too - thankful that you stopped by to read what I had to say.  I hope you have a blessed day!

Love,

Nicole

Color!

Who doesn't love free things?!  Well, I got my hands on a FREE kitchen table with four chairs.  It's in perfect condition but it was just all white.  It needed color.  Chalk paint to the rescue - this stuff is amazing (and a little pricey) so I stuck with only painting the chairs.  However, I couldn't decide on just one color...so I picked a different color for each of the four chairs.  It turned out amazing - one is teal, one green, one grey, and one yellow.  It sounds like a lot of color but with soft grey walls and white cabinets, it really looks great together. 

Now, I'm in love with the color teal! I've decided I want to incorporate it into ALMOST every room in my house.  For the kitchen, the one teal chair was not enough so the mantle received a fresh new paint job.  It started off just blending into the room but now it is a focal point of the kitchen.  The color just pops against the grey walls! 

Small accents complete the room and being that they didn't cost any extra money is a bonus.  I already had the mason jars and the paint.  I simply poured a small amount of paint into the jars, mixed it around, let it dry and voilà

The pallet turned wine rack was another FREE project that only cost the time it took to cut the pallet down into the size we needed.

 

 

Lastly, the floating shelves were a creative way to display all of the photos I have.  I love having a place that allows me to change out the frames and photos without worrying about nails in the wall.   Special thanks to my father for putting these together for us.

 

By saving money on the details and décor, we were able to get the new floors and appliances we wanted.  Our kitchen is now a space that we enjoy being in together as a family.  We pray together, share meals with family and friends, laugh, and live. 

The kitchen may be complete but there are still plenty of rooms in my house, so onto the next chapter of our story...Dear House on the Mill

-Nicole