I didn't really take before pictures of our re-design, but I have the pictures from before we moved in:
The table that came with the apartment. It was significantly more bowed by the time I was done with it.
The built in shelving.
Awhile ago, it occurred to me that I needed a good way, a really good way, to store my scissors, thread, buttons, bobbins, ribbon, and everything else. As the husband and I were discussing what might work best, an idea hit me. A pegboard!!!
Apparently I'm not alone. A quick Pinterest search yielded dozens of craft room pegboard ideas. I was sold. We drove to Lowes, bought a 4x4 pegboard, realized it wouldn't fit in our car, cut it in half, and then drove home where I painted the pegboard using some light blue paint that we had lying around. We also bought a starter kit of pegboard accessories which should get me started.
And started I did:
(first attempt at rearranging)
So right now the space looks a little more like this - making better use of the built-in shelving that came with the place, and helping me stay organized.
I decided that I could wait until it looked like a catalog, or I could just be a normal person whose house isn't arranged by professional designers and show you all that even if we aren't perfect, we can still take steps towards a future in which we can find our scissors.