I'm in the midst of moving my office/studio from one room to another & I am painting an assortment of furniture, that I have bought over the years & saved for this purpose. I sure wish I had painted as I had bought. It's a bigger undertaking than I had imagined. Over the past few weeks, I've painted a hutch topper, an old desk & a huge armoire (inside & out!)...all with very dark stained finishes, that bled through. So several coats were required even w/ using Kilz...I swear by that stuff! The walls of the room I painted Antique Fan Pink by Vespar @ Lowes & it's a fabulous color. It's rich enough to be bold w/out being overwhelming. You don't walk in the room & think, "Well it's pink!", you just think, "What a great color!". It's almost the shade of pink depression glass but it's not quite as bright.
I still need to do a long drop-leaf table, another hutch topper & a dresser so it will probably be a couple more weeks before I am done w/ the whole room but thankfully both the table & teh hutch-topper have been previously painted so they won't be as big a job.
I am about finished w/ the armoire & I'm all done w/ my desk area. All I lack on the armoire is putting on the crystal knobs & adding a thin piece of trim, around the wallpaper panels. The wallpaper wasn't quite as wide as the door so instead of doing the whole piecing & seaming bit, I just centered them & then I'll tack on trim around the edges.
We added shelves to the inside of the armoire & decided to wallpaper them instead of painting because it was a lot easier. I chose to go more for function than looks, on the inside. I envisioned it looking a lot neater & more attractive but I under-estimated how much stuff I have. ;o) I tacked plastic baggies of trim & misc stuff on the inside of the doors & used plastic shoe boxes, glass jars & tins to contain the rest of it.
Hubby said I've ruined it by putting too much stuff in it. He says it looks "junky". I told him I had to, that I had a lot of stuff. He said I needed to "get rid of some it". *sigh* He's just never gonna get it.
As you can see, I underestimated the amount of ribbon I have too! These rolls have the small holes though so they won't work on the other rods anyway. I'll have to come up w/ some other way to store them.
I'm very, very happy w/ the way my craft closet turned out & it was worth every bit of work. As soon as I finish painting all the other pieces of furniture, I might actually create something.
It'll be this week before I am able to see all of your storage methods & ideas.... I can't wait! Head over to Cerri's @ little pink studio to see the other submissions, should be lots of great inspiration!