Carly’s Room Made Lovely

Welcome to Room Made Lovely, part of the Home Made Lovely series.

Hello, I’m Carly and I blog over at Mason’s Roost. I’m a wife and momma to one, Mason. My husband and I are raising our little family in the same town we grew up in on the North Shore of Oahu. I’m excited to share Mason’s room with you, especially since it is the only room I consider to be complete and finished in our tiny home. When Mason was born we had a Dr. Seuss theme, but as he became a toddler I decided he needed a room that he could grow with.

My favorite thing about this room is that most of the décor was handmade aka almost free. It’s probably my husband’s favorite too! The first project I did in the room was the race track monogram. I had a few mishaps with the project but it was worth the trouble and I’m thinking it’s there to stay for a while.

Mason was born with a congenital heart defect and it has always been important to me for Mason to grow up being proud that his little heart was so strong and endured two surgeries. When I came across the heart print from Ork Posters I had to have it. Take Me to the Sea is from The Wheatfield and the USA map is from Rachel Austin.

Our friend of One Shabby Chick makes the loveliest quilts and Mason is the lucky owner of two.

My second favorite thing (remember, almost free was number 1) about Mason’s room is that it has amazing natural light from sunrise to sunset. It’s the brightest room in the house and by far the happiest.

The moose and the buck trophies are from Cardboard Safari. I made the arrows by wrapping embroidery thread around dowels and gluing cut out pieces of felt to the ends.

Mason comes from a long line of fishermen. An obsession with boats must run in his blood. I knew I wanted some ocean décor for his room but I couldn’t find anything that was age appropriate and budget friendly so I decided to get crafty again. I used a styrofoam wreath and painted it white. Then I wrapped painters tape in sections (holding down the rope) and painted the tape red. The banner is made from mini note cards and twine.

Ruler growth charts were all the rage when Mason was born so of course we needed one of those too. I know this isn’t our “forever home” so I wanted something that we could take with us and use with future kids. All I used was a 6’ board, paint, and lacquer.

I see amazing rooms all the time and I get bummed out because I know everything came from Pottery Barn or Anthropologie. That’s great (trust me, it’s really great!) but if you’re on a budget, it can feel really defeating when decorating your home and making it something you love and something that you’re proud of. For those of us on a budget, it may take a little more effort, but we can have spaces that are awesome too!

Thank you Heather for inviting me to share Mason’s little room with you and your readers!