This is phase 1, painting and rearranging. I won't show you the "before" pics because a: i didn't take one and b: it was very messy.
It's not a big room, but I have managed to put a futon (better known as the bed the cats fight over), three bookshelves along the far wall, and in the corner a lovely lamp I found at home depot for $40, a desk for sewing, a table with my knitting and craft books, and a ugly cabinet with a tv on it.
Phase 2 is to put shelves above the futon for books and such, get a flat screen tv to mount on the wall, replace fugly cabinet with an open faced bookshelf, and wire cable upstairs.
Phase 3 is to tackle the closet, that is actually a large walk in, but the only one that can "walk in" is Mulder, and he's smaller than me.