Here are some before and after photos of the transformation. Note the suspended ceiling was replaced with sheet rock and new lighting. The book case was cut in two equal sections after the mold section was removed. One section is on the stairwell now and the other is right of my sewing machine behind the plastic drawer organizer for yarn. Together they fill an empty space at the end of the table and provide table space for that sewing station. (see 8th photo down)
The bead station used to be in the bar corner but was relocated to our office. Now my cotton fabric resides in the bar corner.