When we first moved into our house, I knew that I wanted this corner to be a quiet spot to begin the day with prayer, reflection and a little soul food. But I haven't been using it like I envisioned. This is mostly due to the fact that I have to wake up at the crack of dawn, before my three little alarm clocks, to get this time in. Despite the fact that mornings and I have never been friends, I'm making a commitment to go to bed earlier, so that I can wake up for some morning quiet time. It's absolutely the best start for my day.
There was a peak of this corner in the post on our Pottery Barn knock-off drapes. In it's former life it looked like this:
After a new set of DIY curtains and swap with a chair from our master bedroom, we landed here:
Since then, we've added just a few more things to make this my quiet little spot in the midst of a pretty loud house.
I used a birthday gift card to Pier One Imports on this accent table. It's actually a magazine rack and I'm in love with her lines. Such a unique piece.
It had just enough space on top for a small lamp and my morning coffee. The magazine section was the perfect fit for my books/devotionals.
And the bottom shelf holds all the things I use for my daily quiet time.....Bible, journal, and two books for reflection and study.
We also keep a small basket of books next to the chair....as much as this is my personal little haven, it's also a favorite spot to snuggle up for story time.
It took just a few meaningful things to make this one of my favorite spots in the house - a place for a few quiet moments to myself before the day begins.
Of course, there is nowhere near this amount of light in this room when I actually use this space at the crack of dawn. It's more like a faint glow from the stars still shining before the sun wakes up. But that's what the lamp's for right?