So, I started by removing the bookshelves under the wall shelves. They were cheap, Target shelves I bought as a stop-gap measure 10 years ago. They are in the garage waiting to go to Goodwill as I type this..... We took down the wood supports on the bottom shelf and replaced them with these metal ones that hold a rod.
The wall was pretty damaged by the support removal, so I had quite a lot of patching and repainting to do.
Next up, cleaning, moving excess stuff to either storage (I have a basement storage room), donate it, or throw it away. I've taken out 4 boxes of donations, 3 bags of garbage, three bookshelves and two floor lamps to the donate pile, and 4 tubs of books to storage. I hope to have pictures of the new dressing room/craft storage space tomorrow or Monday.
Then, I start work on the jack and jill bathroom off the master bedroom. My husband doesn't like it's color....he says it's "fleshy".
This tiny thing? This was where I kept my clothing. In the dining room hallway. For the past 10 freakin years. So, yea, I want a dressing room.