Thanks Karen!! When my oldest daughter got married, her room was made into our guest bedroom. So the bedroom you see below is what I call my yellow, white and blue room. AKA the happy room. : )
I wanted a "Studio" I could call my own, but I really did not want to give up this perfect guest bedroom. So...I came up with an unconventional idea. No surprises there!!! : )
EDIT BELOW: This is what the little bedstand looks like these days. Got these stacking "stamp-shelves" from Goodwill for $7.99 each.
I found both these wood pieces (below) at Goodwill for $19.99 each. I think you can see the direction I'm headed. I would like to paint both pieces black. EDIT: No laughing from the Peanut Gallery by those of you who know how long ago I posted this and here it sits in all it's glory...STILL unpainted!
Below, you can see that I took off the cheap knobs and am in the process of changing them out for the file pulls. Desk from my childhood that both my daughters used as well. Sara has graduated to a
More storage that can be taken down when we have guests.
This divider system which provides separate bins, came from Costco.
I ordered my paper rack from http://www.mediashelving.com/. They had the best price out there. EDIT: Their prices have gone up since I posted this...so sorry.
Fun little labels. I printed them out with the font I wanted and then used my circle punch and glued them in these inexpensive tags from Walmart.
I love these bins below from JoAnn's, found in the bead aisle. The brand: ArtBin.
Next, when we have guests, I'll bring the closet doors back in and lean them in place. Because of the hardware at the top they cannot fall down. You'll understand if you try this. In comes the rolling closet rod.
And presto...change-o! From guest room to "Studio". If only it really looked like this when I'm in the middle of creating. Our little secret...right???
EDIT BELOW: The way my table top looks these days. It seems I never use items for their intended purpose. Oh well...makes life more interesting!