Sometimes I, too, wonder how my mind works. Below is the before shot, June 2009. I had in mind aesthetics, cost-saving and safety when I embarked on redoing the stash room.
I dithered about the shelving until yesterday morning. In the end I didn't make a decision but rather decided not to have to make one.
At least the bookshelf is sturdier, and I like the slightly greener color of the wall better, but now the shelving, in white, stands out. （The wall and the bookshelf used to be a slightly orang-y white; now it's a slightly blue-green white, not that you can tell from these, but trust me.)
I'm giving myself 10 days to vacate the bedroom come rain or shine; Ben's easy.