Well I'm not quite done with painting my work space, but since I'm not going to get that chance for another few weeks I thought I would at least post my progress for proof that my "dungeon" is looking more like a real room every day.
Bare drywall, bare wood, messy and dark
Painted walls, painted shelves, less messy, better organized (trust me on this)
I don't think these pics fully show how much better the room feels to be in, but before I could only work in this room for about an hour before I'd had it and needed to get out. Now I can put in enough time to accomplish something.
Sigh! I love fresh paint.