I had this vision of a lovely space, warm and beautifully organized, where I could work on my doll projects. There would be attractive art and posters on the brightly colored walls and I would put pictures of it online to impress everyone with my good taste and decorating skills. :-)
What I didn't account for was just how much stuff I really have.
First Diana and I moved over some bookshelves from the old doll room and then some of the plastic drawers. We put in a desk, and space was already getting tight. We hadn't unpacked half my stuff yet, so we had to go vertical, adding shelves on two walls that went nearly to the ceiling. Now I had lost all my space for art.
Then we brought in all the foam core from the hall closet upstairs and some misc. items I had stored downstairs.
Now the place looked like a warehouse. Granted, things are much more organized and easy to find so I've actually been working on projects again, but the room is not exactly what I would call aesthetically pleasing. Instead of a place to relax and enjoy my dolls, it is merely storage and a work space.
The really frightening part is that most of my dolls aren't even in the room. They are still in the hall closet or downstairs in my bedroom. My doll room just holds their stuff!!
I've figured out the solution, though. I'm working on marrying my daughter off and then I can take over her suite!!
If I get a chance and anyone is interested, I might post pictures of the good pieces, Bespaq, antiques, etc. which live in my bedroom.