Thursday, March 11, 2010

A Decorating Detour

Along the decorating path for Luke's room, I've made a little detour.

I couldn't pass up this offer.

A friend of mine from our homeschooling group contacted me after reading my blog and finding out my intentions to do a transportation bedroom for Luke. She had transportation bedding that had belonged to her son that she was selling in excellent condition. We hadn't purchased Luke's yet, but I was a little hesitant at first because I knew I wanted red accents regardless in there and wasn't sure what colors would be in her set. But then she sent me a picture of it, and I loved it! I really really like the fact that it's a quilt! It think it has a sweet toddler boy factor to it....

I couldn't pass up this offer....especially for all that we got.....twin quilt and sham, as well as coordinating dust ruffle, coordinating window curtains, coordinating twin sheet set, a chenille truck pillow,

and an adorable denim lamp.

All of this came to us at a fraction of the price we were going to pay for the other bedding.

We've also decided against a car bed since we took the measurements and figured that it would take over his little bedroom! Luke's future bedroom is truly a little bedroom and that car bed is very bulky! Instead Jason will be making him a twin bed with storage underneath. That design is still in the works, but we're thinking something along this line....

I'm picturing this all coming together too. I've picked up some paint samples at Lowes and was trying to get the perfect blue match for the walls (I'm was thinking chambray/denim blue), but now that I think about it more, I'm thinking possibly even that little shade of green in the quilt. In the link above that shows the bed, there is a green behind the bed that is similiar and I like the colors together. What do you think? Blue or that shade of green? Picture lots of red accents splashed about too.

Joy never liked the idea that I was thinking of using a yellow in Luke's room (with the other bedding set) to begin with, and is now very very happy with the blue or green idea and with this entire bedding set. My transportation prints should all still go very nicely with this set as well (in red frames of course).

I loved the original bedding just as well, but for some reason, Joy never was that crazy about it for Luke. She definitely had an opinion on the matter, but I never liked the ones she liked! When she saw this one, she begged for me to please change my mind and purchase this one. I thought it was super cute too and such a great deal, so thus our little decorating detour.

Now I'm looking forward to getting started. But first things first....we still have to complete Joy's room before we start on Luke's......


basketsnprims said...

I love Luke's bedding. I know his room will be awesome when you work your magic. I bet you are counting the days.

At Home With Amy said...

I actually think I like the look of this better Tammy. It has a warmer look to it. Luke is going to love it. That is really all that matters. How awesome to have a bed made by your dad. Luke has no idea what a loving home he is about to be welcomed in to.

Never So Simple said...

I like the green but I also love denim. I'm not a lot of help am I. :) I love the bed and it's something he will never out grow. Jason is such a great craftsman this bed will be around forever.

I can't wait to move and use my little table bench. :)


Carmen C. said...

That is adorable!!!! Saving money is always a smart move too and everything appears to be like new!!! I'm sure little Luke will love it:)

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

I agree with Joy, no the green or blue sounds wonderful, I'm leaning to the green that is in the bedding, but with red accents I think the blue will just make them pop. I can't wait to see it put together. The lamp is adorable.

Mandy in Mayberry said...

I definitely LOVE the green idea!

Blue is of course the traditional "boy" color but I think the green will just look so fresh. Zach's room was blue when he was little and the color seemed to overshadow everything.

You could still add in plenty of blue and red accents with the green walls. That denim lamp and truck pillow would be great with the light green color that is in the quilt!

This is too much fun - I love childrens' rooms!

Sharon said...

Luke is going to love his new room.
He is such a lucky little guy to have parents so loving as you.
A bed made by dad that will be priceless.

Sue said...

Love the bedding that you have for Luke's room. It will look so good when you get it all put together. It's even better that you got it for a good price!

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

you could use both the blue and the green in his one color on the focal wall and the other 3 walls in the other the bedding..very fitting for a little boy's room.:)

Justin said...

Hey Girl!

I love the beddding for Luke's room. I think that a shade of green would really coordinate well with this quilt...but for some reason I'm on a green kick lately! I know whatever you choose will be perfect.

Tell Joy congratulations on winning her dance competition!

Love ya,


Nancy M. said...

It's awesome! What a great find! I wouldn't have thought the green would have looked good, but it does in that pic you shared. I think either color would be great!

carolyn@primitive~devotion said...

Tammy, what an awesome buy for Luke's room! It's so cute! ANd I think either blue or green will look great with it. I'm partial to the blue though. I think it will carry the red, white & blue into his room like you have in the rest of your home. But if you want somethign differnet, then the green will be just as nice. What a sweet room he will have waiting for him.
Have a great weekend!

Joy ~ Doodlebug ~ said...

I love the bedding!

I can't pass this up...

I TOLDJA SO!! :) I told you you would like this one better then the old white one...That one was too boring! Lol.

Love ya! 8!
Love, Joy :D

Dan said...

I love all of the things you got for Luke's room! It is going to look so good when you are finished. I never hurts to save a little money does it! I hope you have a great weekend! ~Dan~