After dreaming about it for 5 years, I finally did it. It took 6 weeks to find the time to complete building my nw furniture. Next step is to start organizing! I'll try to find a before picture to post.
FYI: the room has a funky angle on the left wall, so the futon really isn't angled wrong.... I promise it is flush againist the wall. But hey! It's a space to call MY OWN! =0)