It started as a repository for stuff, mostly of the craft variety. The walls were colorless and storage was slim.
After a month or so of consideration and work, my new craft room is orderly, calm and colorful.
All in all, the entire room cost–in new materials–107 bucks. This included the fabric, paint, wood, fabric drawers for the desk, an Ikea Espressivo desk lamp and decorative doo-dads. What it didn’t include was the chair, rug, desktop, baskets, antique spools and chest of drawers, which I had on hand. The last of these, MWT made several years ago. The two-inch deep upper drawers of the chest were meant to hold rubber stamps, and are probably the best way to store such things.
To top off, my assistant has abandoned the drawer and taken to her comfy seat.