I repurposed some kitchen cabinets into storage for paints and supplies, and I sewed patchwork curtains.
I repainted the battered table and added another pegboard for my craft supplies.
Last weekend, I made the most dramatic change of all - replacing the flooring. The sheet of white vinyl had long passed its expiration date. I replaced it with Allure TrafficMaster vinyl plank flooring in a dark "Ironwood," the same as in my bathroom.
I also added a nifty little gadget to help address the lighting issue. The bedrooms in my house do not have overhead light fixtures. Instead, they each have a switch which controls one electrical outlet. The workroom didn’t even have this. (I assume it originally had a switch, but this was sacrificed when the previous homeowner took space from the room to create the laundry closet.) Lighting consisted of a couple of lamps plugged into a power strip. I had to walk across the dark room to flip the switch on the power strip to turn on the lamps.
But a new gadget has come to the rescue! I purchased a switch which plugs into an electrical outlet and is controlled by remote control.
I plugged a pair of hanging lamps into the switch, then used a small piece of hook-and-loop tape to put the remote control on the wall next to the door. Now I can push the button on the remote and turn on the lights right from the doorway. Hooray!
|pair of hanging lamps|
|remote control just inside the doorway|
Just two projects remain - installing baseboards and organizing the tools and supplies back into the closet - and the workroom will be done!