Mayes' Room

Here are some pictures of Mayes' room in it's current state.  I was trying to wait to post pictures until it's complete and to my liking but so many people have asked me to post pictures that I thought I shouldn't wait.  At the rate I decorate it could be months before it's "complete" in my mind.  The lighting in the room is terrible so I apologize the pictures aren't the greatest.

Here are some of my favorite things about the room:

The wool blanket:  We bought this when we were in Ethiopia because it matches the blankets that the kids use in the World Orphans home in Woliso, Ethiopia that we so dearly love.  It's a great reminder to pray for all the other kids around the world that need love and a family.  You can read about our recent visit here.

The small baseball figurines:  Before we left to get Fraz from Ethiopia we stopped at Dave's parents to celebrate Christmas.  It was a fun surprise when Dave's mom showed me all of Dave's old toys that she had saved.  There are a ton of awesome ones that I'm still working into the room but the baseball figurines  Jack Morris and Lou Whitaker made the cut so far along with Isaiah Thomas who was my favorite growing up as well.

The map:  When we were in Ethiopia I asked our driver Solomon is there was a place we could buy a map of Ethiopia. The next time he came to pick us up he has this for me.  Isn't it cool?  We are planning to put pins in all the locations that Mayes' has lived.

The hanging lights: I just think they're cool.  I covered part of the cords with different colored yarn.  I found the lamp shades at a thrift store and cut off the fabric.  Simple.

The thing I don't like about the room is the chaise lounger.  When we rearranged the house to make room for Mayes we didn't have any place to put it so it ended up in his room.  We were planning to sell it but decided we should since we will probably be moving in the next year and might want it in the next place.

Crib - Hudson Babyletto Crib
Chaise - (Old and from Ikea)
Sheet - Navy Sheet from Target
"No Monsters Allowed" Sign - I made it.
Hanging Pendant lights - Ikea + some love and creativity
Rug - Rugs USA
Wool Blanket - From Ethiopia
Map - From Ethiopia
Toy Cart - Thrifted and loved (post here).
Mobile - I made it. (post here)
Yellow bins - Dollar General and I added chalk board labels to them.
"Never Grow Up" sign - I made it.
Mayes Fraol Banner - I made it using stencil letters from Staples and hung them on some white ribbon.
Polka dot washi tape - Less Ordinary Designs


  1. adorable. absolutely perfect for you guys & your style! :)
    love that pic of fraz.

  2. amazing! absolutely love it! can't wait to see it in person & squeeze that little man!

  3. Love the room! But . . . love the little guy in the room the best! Awesome picture!

  4. I love the 'never grow up' sign!