I'll warn you ahead that the rest is very photo intensive.
OK, first thing inside the door is a rolling cart with punches, glitter, embossing powders and other miscellaneous stuff in it. Next to that, I stacked 4 Recollections 4-Drawer Storage Cubes which hold all my 12x12 paper.
Next is the one furniture piece I saved from before. I couldn't part with this armoire because it offered great closed-in storage. I put a Recollections 6-Cube Storage Unit inside with some Martha Stewart fabric drawers (from Home Depot) to keep miscellaneous stuff out of sight. Hubby attached spice racks to the back of each door where I now store reinkers, Glimmer Mists, spray adhesives and a few other things. There are narrow shelves above, and drawers below, the center part you can see in the photo.
Next up is my sewing and beading corner. I got this great Martha Stewart Kid's Craft Desk for that. This, and the other Martha Stewart Craft Furniture you'll see, all came from Home Decorators Catalog. They had a great sale and free shipping over the holidays.
Now we'll move into the closet. There was already shelving along both walls. I use some of the shelves for storing my cling-foam stamps and my metal dies in plastic boxes with EZ Mount or EZ Magnetic Sheets.
I purchased three Wall Ribbon Holders from Go-Organize.com and mounted them on the closet wall. I am going to make it work, but personally, I would not recommend these. The dowels that came with them were too wide to fit through most of my ribbon spools, so I had to go out and buy narrower wooden dowels and paint them. At least it's a better ribbon storage solution than the gutters I used to have under my desk!
Here is how I am storing my 6x6 and 8x8 paper pads. I picked up some desktop file dividers from Office Max to help them stand up. Yes, I have a few pads - lol! I labeled them on the outside and organized them by company as best as possible.
Still in the closet, I have two shelves with paper punches and various embellishments in plastic containers. I forgot to take a picture, but I also have one shelf with all my buttons organized by color in glass apothecary jars from Hobby Lobby.
Moving back into the room, I have two Recollections Open Cubes. I put one plastic bin of ribbon scraps and another with stickers and other embellishments into the cubes. I have a small set of drawers on top with most of my decorative brads in them.
This is the first of two Martha Stewart File Consoles. I keep all of my 8 1/2 x 11 cardstock in them. They are mainly organized by color and company. I have one drawer for the lightweight cardstock I prefer for my Cameo. I keep my paper trimmer and Scor-Pals here.
Next is my main desk where I color and assemble my cards. I have Studio 3 Color Cubbies to store my Copics, refills and other markers. I keep my liquid adhesives on the shelf right above me. I've got lots of good Ott Lighting here.
I put together another Recollections 6-Cube Storage Unit with Martha Stewart fabric drawers. These hold all my flowers, separated by company and/or type.
I have another Martha Stewart Craft Desk where I keep my Cuttlebug and Grand Caliber out. All my Stickles, Liquid Pearls and other things I use all the time are in the hutch in the back. I have some more files and a bin of ribbon (bagged by color) under the desk. Oh, and I have an ink pad holder down on the floor to the right. I haven't decided where to put it yet.
The last stop is my second Martha Stewart File Console with more cardstock and some specialty papers in it. I leave my light tent set up here. I use two Ott lights with it.
Well, that's it! It's taken a lot of work to organize the space and make it more functional. I had to do a lot of much-needed purging and that is always hard. Now I can get back to my crafting, which was the point of the whole exercise!
I hope you you enjoyed the little tour. Have a great day and see you soon!