Finally! I buckled down and did it.
And it only took two hours, but it was a matter of repainting the "project room" and creating, in its place, a studio, complete with computers and guest table and a dawg bed and room for the sewing machine. Oh, and finding the time, the black fabric from my stash, and the patience to learn something new.
The something new? Mitered corners, baby. They're both easier and harder than they look.
Big ups to the blogosphere for showing me the ropes, specifically Skip to My Lou.