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Sunday, 27 December 2009

Look at what Mama did. I'm redoing my grandson's nursery, we're turning it into a big boy's room. This race car bed is his Christmas present from Mama and Gaga as he calls us. Isn't it adorable. Xavier turned 2 in September, so we thought it would be a good time to transition him from mommy and daddy's bed to his own. We're hoping the new furniture and decor will make him want to stay in his own bed. Wish us luck. If you've overcome this problem, we would love to hear how you accomplished it.

I ordered the Little Tikes Lightning McQueen bed from Amazon. They offered free shipping which I love, and the bed could be shipped directly to my daughter and SIL. I decided to purchase the twin size bed instead of the toddler. Although the twin was more expensive than the toddler, from an economic stand point it was cheaper than buying another bed in a few years because he had outgrown it. We initially painted the walls in Xavier's nursery a light blue, which worked out perfectly. We purchased the comforter set, shown below, and it has the same shade of blue in it as the walls. We're using a red McQueen valance for the window treatments.
Instead of wallpaper border, we're going to use framed posters of Mater and McQueen. We don't want to overdo the room, so we're going to use a plain red lamp and rug to pull the room together.

I found these adorable drawer pulls by Farm Fresh Knobs and Pulls, and couldn't resist them. They carry a variety of characters to choose from, which includes Mater, Doc, Sally, Flo, Sheriff and others for $2.99 each. They really give the chest of drawers a fresh look. He received a flat screen TV from his other grandparents last Christmas, so we decided to install cable in his room. We're hoping that he will want to stay in his room and watch his allocated TV time there.

We're going to pull everything together after the 1st of the year. I'll post pictures when everything is completed. If you've decorated your son's room in a race car theme, please leave us a few tips. We would love to hear from you.

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