First off, with money at a minimum, I've stacked 2 old pine shoe racks together securing them with metal plates. My desk (a 1mtr piece of conti-board soon to be changed to a piece of kitchen worktop) is screwed to one of the shelves and supported at the other end by another piece of the same board.
Secondly, I'm actually splashing out on a CD/DVD cupboard (thank goodness for Mums with catalogues eh?)and am using that to store loads of bits and pieces including my inks, stamps, paints, die-cut alphas, mini-albums, beads, punches, 6x6 paper pads ..... list goes on. On the top, I have my tag-a-long, mini-sewing machine and small Klip-Lock boxes.
Thirdly, the wooden 12x12 paper rack I have was made from wood rescued from an old bed!
The only storage I have that was made specifically for crafting is my Papermania carry tote, trolley case and the plastic 12x12 paper trays which were given to me by a friend. And yes, you do see one of those 'helping hands' used by the elderly hanging off the trays. It's very handy for picking up my craft knife and paper that falls to the floor and goes where I can't reach, plus it has a magnet ~ very handy at times!!!
I've even got someone altering another wooden set of shelves (very similar to the shoe racks) to make me a computer/print.er/Craft ROBO station on wheels.
One day all the wood except the CD/DVD cupboard will be painted cream to help keep that side of the room as light as possible. The cupboard is behind me and fairly light, so that's ok.
Here's the piccies as proof of what's been done so far:
The drawers you can see hold my buttons/blooms/printed digi-images/toppers. I have larger ones on the top holding ribbons, material, larger die-cuts and more. Underneath are photos, cards I've made and envelopes. There's just enough room between my worktop and the shelf to put my brush markers, journaling pens, crop-a-dile and set of knives/paper prickers.
Proof that the shelves are 2 stacked together
Bottom left: Wooden paper storage made from an old bed
Top left: Woohoo, shop bought paper storage (thanks to my friend who gave me this. Luv ya)
Right: CD/DVD cupboard holding more than I thought it would and is the perfect platform for my tag-a-long, mini-sewing machine (thanks to another friend for the pressie. Luv ya too) and Klip-Lock boxes
More photos to follow as and when I get things done. I'll be away next week, so you won't see anything now for about a fortnight I'm guessing.
Thanks for looking.