So, here's a few pics showing some really great storage solutions and functional features in the room. Some of these were our ideas, and some of them we gleaned off of Crafty Storage (which is a GREAT site btw...I strongly recommend you go check it out, but only when you have lots of time, since you could easily spend HOURS on there!!) and then personalized to make them work for me!
Nichole Heady's blog Of course, her ribbon doesn't look as straggeldy as mine! But they used pieces of crown molding on the front of each shelf. Crown molding is cut on a diagonal, so the ribbon sits in there, leaning up against the molding, and pulls easily when you need to cut off a piece...genius!
The second idea here is the curtains I made to go under the desk. I'm also a crazy extreme couponer, so I have some really ugly file cabinets that I keep my newspaper inserts in. Those fit right up under the desk, along with some other bulky items, and you never have to see any of them, but the curtain slides to the side if you need to use anything under there!
I hope you enjoyed the tour of my little corner of the world. I'm going to get off my keister and make a video pretty soon too. I'll let you know...ie., don't hold your breath!
For those of you who took the crash course and haven't read the history behind this room, all of the furniture was custom built by my neighbor Chris. His wife Suzanne, did the designing, painting, and tons of other stuff. They ripped up my disgusting carpet, replaced the electrical outlets, put in new GLORIOUS lighting, cut the door in half...everything! Of course my sweet hubby helped with painting the trim and other sundry jobs! (I heart him!) Out of pocket, this room cost us a grand total of $22. Yes, $22. No, that wasn't a typo. We exchanged the neighbors redoing the room for me dog and housesitting for them while they're on vacation. Yes, I owe them quite a bit of dogsitting! And Chris says he would love to build special orders for any of you who may live close ;)