Monday, May 30, 2011

Sneak-Peek: Rafael's Nursery

I was determined to finish Raffi's nursery before Summer begins. The thought of working on it when my belly has expanded to an uncomfortable size and the days are extra hot pushed me to get a head start. Last week the handyman came over and helped me put up curtain rods, shelving, and framed pictures. Rafael will be sleeping in a crib attached to my side of the bed as long as he wakes up for frequent night feedings, so the nursery will, at first, be a place to breastfeed, change diapers, and dress him.

My 'theme' for his nursery was 'Calm, neutral, comforting.' I used mostly white, with bits of red, brown, green, and grey. I love vintage images and children's books, so I framed some of my favorite illustrations and hung them on the wall. I am also trying to use as little plastic as possible, so most of his things are out of fabric or wood.

Here are some photos of how it looks now; there are still some things to be done, but the basic structure is there.










Hope you like it as much as I do!

xoxo country girl

30 comments:

  1. Dearest Dawn,
    This is so gorgeous!!! I love all of the soft colors- it is so YOU! What a beautiful place to sit and nurse him! It's just gorgeous- you have chosen such wonderful pieces to put around him- I know he will feel all of the love immediately!! Children never really know the great anticipation until they have one of their own----this is so beautiful; thank you so much for sharing!!
    Love,
    Joann
    xoxo

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  2. Oh my goodness, this is absolutely BEAUTIFUL!! I am sooo excited you are almost done with it so you can just enjoy the quiet moments in it dreaming about him, your days together and all you will learn about each other. Such beauty, great job!! :) Hugs & prayers to you all!! Jaclyn ><>

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  3. Jaclyn: I actually do go in there just to sit and daydream sometimes! :)

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  4. Just beautiful Dawn! It seems like such a calming and quiet room. Perfect for a new mama, papa and baby. Thank you for sharing these images, I love all the sweet stuffed animals and the "Rs" that are placed around the room.
    This makes everything more real! xox

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  5. Absolutely precious! What a lucky little boy!

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  6. What a sweet, peaceful and comforting room for little Rafael, and you too. Enjoy it all.

    FlowerLady

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  7. Wow, Dawn. Just wow. He's going to love it.

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  8. I love it - what a peaceful, loving space. Well done!

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  9. Oh my gosh...how wonderful! Love all the light coming through your windows.. I can just see you spending hours upon hours in there (which I know you will)... Everything is just YOU... Not to worry Rafael will love it!!

    Blessings..
    xoxo Gert

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  10. Wow! It is beautiful! How exciting!!! You have such good taste! xxx

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  11. A beautiful nursery. There are so many lovely touches. I particularly love the wooden horse and the quiet curiosity of the elephant. Bravo on avoiding the plastics too! Ryn x

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  12. Dear Dawn, congratulations, and I love your nursery! It's beautifully put together, obviously with lots of love :) Have been a follower of your blog for the past year, and loving all the little bits of your life, and inspirations you shared. Keep up the great work, and take good care! :) I've also shared Rafael's Nursery and a bit about you and your blog on my blog: http://page-thirteen.blogspot.com/2011/05/loving-rafaels-nursery-by-country-girl.html

    x. Shu

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  13. Everything looks lovely! Congratulations!

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  14. What a beautiful, calm & serene room Dawn...it will be such a great start for your little boy to be brought up surrounded by such love and attention to detail. I am so very happy for you, dearest. Now we just need HIM to complete the picture...but not TOO soon, of course!! xoxox R

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  15. Yes, I do! Such sweet little touches -- the framed vintage book pages, the elephant, the wooden toy. Nicely done. Can't wait to see your new little boy!
    Claudia

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  16. That's beautiful -- it looks like a dream babyroom out of some gorgeous glossy magazine! Rafael can't come soon enough to join you in that darling room (after a full and fabulous pregnancy, of course :-P).

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  17. It's a beautiful nursery!! Rafael will love it.

    We are not even close to a nursery. We can't decide which changing table, crib, colour for the walls, ....
    Hope to be finished by mid/end July. Wish me luck ;-).

    Lot's of greetings,
    Kathrin

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  18. Dawn.
    Beautiful, light-filled, happy place for your little one. Great job!

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  19. It is such a lovely room! I want to rock away in it! You are so amazingly talented!

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  20. oh dawn...i have been without my computer for 10 days...i just got it back ( virus ) and am so happy to stop by and see all of this...the nursery is so beautiful...just perfect..i love the calm of white... that little heart shaped "friend" looks familiar :-)

    i love the thought of you sitting in that chair...daydreaming...

    sending love to you all...

    kary
    xxx

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  21. oh dawn! this is absolutely amazing....what a beautiful space for your sweet baby boy! i love everything....i can feel how much love was put into all these special details! i imagined you, complete with your growing belly, folding and neatly tucking his clothes into the drawers and it made me smile!
    {this is all so exciting....happy happy for you my friend xx}
    sending love
    k.

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  22. awww, i just love your nursery. Such a soft place to land :)

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  23. A lovely, soothing, glorious room for your dear one.

    Love,

    Sharon

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  24. Been under the weather, so this is very late : ( I just love the whole dear environment, Dawn! How calm and how lovely!! What a lucky little boy to have such a sweet, caring mommy!! All my love, Sherry xx

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  25. Oh Dawn this is heavenly! Rafael is going to love growing up in hs beautiful room, it is so peaceful, elegant and happy. I can only imagine how thrilled it must make you feel to wander around the room touching all of the little treasures that your little boy will cherish and play with.
    Love to you and darling Raffi xoxo

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  26. So sweet and peaceful. Isn't it fun to nest and make the nursery welcoming? You've done a fabulous job.

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  27. The nursery is beautiful... so calm and bright! You did a wonderful job and that sweet baby will love it so much!

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  28. aw i love it!! so calm and cozy!!

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