Pic 1 shows my work desk. This is where I make cards, gift bags and boxes. I will also sit here and try out new ideas for pictures, drawing them out on my sketch book before putting them to canvas.
I also do my shrink plastic and heat embossing here (I have an old baking tray hidden in a box underneath my desk...the box is my makeshift spraybooth for my glitter sprays etc). I have 6 drawer unit which takes loads of A4 paper and card and the black boxes hold my A4 Vellum and Parchment also peel-offs and tissue paper. And of course every crafter needs an odd box for odds and ends...mine is the bottom of a cake box from an old stash of mine ( I used to make and decorate cakes for a living back in the day)
I have space for two bookshelves in which I would be hard pressed to get any more on. I do store quite a lot on them.
Pic 3, I use A5 Binders to store my dies, embossing folders, letterpress plates and part of my collection of clear and cling stamps. Pic 2, I use the larger Binders to hold my stencils, my Unmounted Clarity Stamps, my Clarity New Design Club newsletters. I also use binders to store the paper and card that I use for lessons. I am glad that the shelving is deep enough to hold my 12x12 boxes of paper, card and vellum.
I do like my plastic drawers. They hold my Clarity Mounted Stamps, my wooden and metallic stamps, my ink pads, inks, pens, embossing powders, pergamano inks and chalks, acryllics, flower soft etc. I couldn't do without them especially as the deeper drawers can hold up to 32 ink pads Adirondack / Archival.
I have made use of an old CD storage unit to house the stamps that come in those little CD cases along with foam tape and pads, my post-it notes, note books and my stock of ATC card etc.
I put in 3 nails up the side of it so that I could hang up my rulers. I put a cup hook on the little wooden storage item that holds some of my pencils and brushes (I keep the majority of my brushes and pencils with my easel which I have to keep in my dining room) and this I have hung a couple of my smaller scissors too.
I use a clip-it strip to hold some of my trial pieces and my splodge mats etc. I use mini bulldog clips to hold things in place.
p.s. the gold Happy Easter piece isn't mine...it's Barbara Gray's.
I do have to say that I am quite pleased with my space but I will be happier when I can get all my things in one room and I don't have to use my dining room for anything but dining in!