When we remodeled I got to move my studio out of the “office” and into the living room. We used the Family Room for most activities and the dumb living room was really only a very wide hallway to get to the Family Room. It’s right off the front door and we don’t get THAT much company! Besides one whole wall was brick with a fireplace and a “home made” curly mantel that I’ve never liked. (I think a previous owner got a router for Christmas.) It was hideous. Steve said I could put cabinets over the entire wall (and block up the fireplace if I so desired) as long as it could be removed without damaging the house if we ever decided to sell it.
So, I jammed 5 quilt batts up the chimney, closed the flue, sealed it with plastic drop cloths, duct-taped a piece of Styrofoam over the opening, put a note about the quilt batts to the future owner, and closed the glass doors. Then I had shelves put in over, under, and on top of the ugly mantel and had two 4-foot doors with “design wall” inside and out made to hide it all. Seven 7 ft tall kitchen cabinets went on either side to cover the rest of the wall, and my design wall/stash conceal-er was born.
I also have a mountain of fabric on my cutting table, on the ironing table, in the ironing basket, in the overflow ironing basket, downstairs waiting to be washed, and other places I’ve probably forgotten. Do I have enough yet?! Of course NOT!