Here is a picture before, with a blanket draped over a card table... drove me nuts and looked horrible. Even Mabel looks droopy about it.
And here is the after photo. I know I must be on the right track, because Mabel seems much happier.
I like that I can pile things on the floor under it (I'm a big fan of piling, until I find a spider and then I go crazy trying to change my ways). I found the blue glass water container and we stuff our pennies in it. It's hard to rob, which makes it the ultimate coin saver. I'm also going to change out the black mats on the photos on the wall to white ones. I think this ironing board thing may work out after all because this is the corner I put my Christmas tree in. How easy will it be to just fold it up and put it in the closet?
On a side note, does anyone know where I could find some fun curtain panels? My plain white ones are fine, especially for summertime, but I've been looking for something with some pattern for fall. I would prefer a white background. I have been looking at Target, JC Penney, the usual places. They either have plain colors or dowdy, fussy patterns. Any tips would be much appreciated!