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......