I decided on a utility shelf from Lowes after not finding what I needed thrifting (though my eye is always on the curbsides for additional solutions, I needed something fast). The curtains were a $7 fabric purchase and I fabric-glued the seams (my sewing machine's broken). I simply used tiny silver binder clips, evenly spaced, to attach the curtain to the top of the shelf and I like the look better than my initial idea to hand-sew fabric to the top to tie the curtain to the shelf. The baskets sitting at the top were $2 each at a local retail store's yard sale, found the same day.
Adding my lucky Maneki Neko cat banner from Japan seemed like just the right touch for my "mini shop". I'm really pleased with how this turned out! And it even added the right touch to that corner and makes the space more cozy, after my Kon-Mari purging visitors were saying it looked like I was trying to move, the apartment seemed so empty.
When it's time to get to work I just roll-up the curtain and get to it and it's nice to be able to close it and hide the mess when it's not in use. This turned out to be a great way to hide my dry-erase task list too. Call me an OCD pedantic designer (and I am) but I *hate* seeing dry erase boards covered with writing in the combined living space, it looks sloppy and it's just more visual communication and clutter "screaming" at you when you're trying to "relax". It would be different if I had an office with a door I could close but the office/dining/living room is combined. I'm going to hide a dry-erase calendar under here next.
And with that I must make signs and run out the door to the next market! How do you organize your supplies at home when space is at a premium?