My office has not been my favorite place to be when I moved here. Even though I wanted it to be my favorite room, I still found myself working in my bedroom and living room more. I have become a little more spiritual in the past few years, and to help my manage my anxiety and stress meditation has been a wonderful tool.
I have this perfectly amazing home office so I figured it was time to figure out how to love this room more.
Last year, I decided to build my own bookshelves using wooden crates from JoAnn’s. You can also find them at Michael’s for around the same price, but JoAnn’s typically has better coupon deals if you are on their email list.
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Here is the BEFORE set up in a corner of my home office.
I unscrewed some screws and reconfigured the crates into the setup you see below. If you notice the two square cardboard pieces on top, these were given to me by my sister when she used to work in retail. I think these came as packing material with a shipment of product. I am all for repurposing and upcycling whenever possible.
Supplies needed for this project:
- 4 Wooden crates
- 2 Cardboard squares
- Teal Paint
- Many printed positive affirmations that I found on Pinterest and saved.
- White candles to clear negative energy.
- Command Strips
- Paper cutter
- Mod Podge
- Paint Brush
- Buddha head
- White sage for cleansing crystals and clearing negative energy in a space.
- Books on dreams, meditation, mysticism, etc… whatever you hold dear to you.
- Journals – for writing time. Super important to journal daily.
- Statues and other figurines that mean a lot to you. For me, Egypt has always been a fascination of mine. I like to think that I had a previous life there in ancient Egypt. Actually, it was the 2nd dream job I ever wanted to be an Egyptologist! I have always felt close ties to that culture but unaware of why.
I decided to paint these two cardboard square pieces because I decided to use them as my affirmations and inspiration boards. After a couple coats of paint, I let them both dry before I printed out affirmations etc to decoupage to the center.
I find that my paper cutter always works best for projects like this one.
Once my quotes were cut out, it was all about the mod podge. I used it to adhere the quotes to the board and to seal them to the boards.
After these boards dried, I decided to use command strips to hang board of these pieces aka a renter’s best friend.
And Voila! Looking at this altar every day makes me so happy. I am rejuvenated after sitting on my meditation pouf I made a few months back.
I have also really gotten into candles, crystals, and sage when I meditate. Check out my little layout and grid of a variety of crystals.
I found this meditating kitty candle at an occult store recently that I thought was super cute. I love keeping it near my citrine crystal and my little sea turtle figurine.
I found this spiritual Buddha head on a cool app called Let Go that was originally $85. I purchased it for $15. Woo Hoo! I love finding deals.
I have to thank my friend Kristin for this inspiration to put this meditation altar together! She also has an amazing wedding planning and a rental company called Kristins Magical Moments! If you are in the south bay area of Los Angeles, check her out.
So what did you think of my new meditation space? I think it’s a great place to start. Do you meditate? Let me know in the comments below. Have a beautiful holiday weekend!
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