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For Christians it’s a War Room or Prayer Room, for Spiritualists, a Zen Den. Whatever your beliefs, you can make a quiet space for prayer, meditation, or even just enjoying peace and quiet. We had an unused walk-in closet off my home office (shown, left), and that is what we transformed into a wonderfully quiet space for us. The best part is that it cost us under $50, because we used items we had around the house and in the garage.
We had an old bookcase that my father had made, and it wasn’t being used anymore. I love to repurpose things, and this fit perfectly We measured from one wall to the other and we cut off what we needed too. Then we placed it on the floor face side up.
I have a bunch of old doors that I kept from when we renovated our basement, so instead of buying plywood, I trimmed one to size for my bench base. I am a firm believer in “use what you have”. We have a 3 car garage that my grandfather built using old shipping crates, they actually still have the addresses on them. This was a door from Grandpa”s old workshop.
I laid a piece of High Density Upholstery Foam Sheet, 4″ H x 24″ W x 72″ L down and again, measured and cut it to size.
My husband an I found and bought a curtain panel that matched the color scheme we were going for. I made sure it was wide and long enough to be able to wrap the sides when I upholster the bench. I included a video from a great YouTube Channel, CyberSeams, below, if you have never done it before. It’s really easy to do. Reminds me of wrapping a gift
This is the finished room
The items in our room were all found around the house. I added bulletin boards to put our prayer requests and prayers answered on. We also added a long, but narrow, shelf above the bench and some sconces for Flameless Candles.
Your quiet space anywhere you can find peace and somewhere to clear your mind. A closet, corner of a room, or a special spot out in nature. I hope this inspires you.
I would love to see your special spaces. Email me your photos and I can add them to the post.