The deadline for the end of my self-imposed summer challenge is the end of August, and my guest room/office actually looks worse than it did when I started:
The process of organizing it seems daunting; making it a nice, decorated place to be seems impossible. One thing is certain: there's too much stuff in here. I'm finding homes for the furniture I can't use, and will donate the rest to my favorite new Phoenix discovery, the Habitat for Humanity store.
Once the extra things are removed there's still a lot of stuff, though, so I turned again to Urban Barn's Room Planner to create this streamlined plan.
I have most of the basics, minus a correctly-sized dresser and rug...but there's a long way to go still until it looks like that plan. Getting the excess junk out of there did help move the project forward, though...at least in half of the room.