After a full week of assembly and finding just the right spot for all of my goodies, I’m SO excited to finally share my WorkBox 3.0 with you today!
A while back I saw a video on Facebook from The Original Scrapbox and I knew right away that I wanted/needed a WorkBox in my home office. Then I saw the price tag… talk about sticker shock!
Even though the price shocked me a bit, I knew that this was something that I desperately wanted, so I immediately set up a line item in my budget. I started setting aside a few dollars here and there, and eventually, I was ready to buy!
I can’t even begin to express my excitement when I finally hit that purchase button. It was SUCH a great feeling to know that I had saved for something that I truly wanted. And I was even more excited when I learned that my WorkBox 3.0 was on its way to my doorstep.
Today, I’ll be showing you some up-close pics of my WorkBox and also sharing a bit about the assembly process. If you’d like to see the video tour, be sure to scroll down to the end of this post 🙂
Before we get started, I’d like to say that I’m not affiliated in any way with The Original Scrapbox. I purchased this unit with my own money and I don’t earn any kind of kickbacks by referring you over to their website.
PURCHASE & DELIVERY
When it came time to purchase my WorkBox, I knew that I wanted to add a couple of upgrades. Here is the configuration that I went with including the cost breakdown:
- The WorkBox 3.0 – White Beadboard – $1,495
- Crown with Light Kit– $225
- Door Upgrade Kit – $59.95
- ScrapMaBox Accessory Caddy – $29.95
- Shipping Costs – $350
Grand Total: $2,159.90
The purchase process was relatively easy. At the time, the WorkBox was on back-order, so I put down a $250 deposit with the understanding that they would email me for the remainder of the payment when my WorkBox was ready to ship. According to the website, this would be between 4-6 weeks.
Imagine my surprise when just ONE week later, they emailed to let me know it was time to settle up so that my WorkBox could ship! I was overjoyed!
My WorkBox arrived on a Monday and according to the shipping manifest, it weighed a whopping 675 pounds!
As soon as it arrived I realized this was going to be a much bigger chore to put together than I had originally thought. And of course, it was supposed to rain that afternoon and my husband was at work, so I knew that I had to get all of the boxes inside as soon as possible.
I slowly moved all 13+ boxes into my hallway. Let me tell you — a few of these boxes were HEAVY!
That same day, I started opening the boxes and carrying each individual piece inside up to my second floor home office.
I worked one box at a time over the course of two days until I had everything assembled.
* A note about assembly:
In the past, the WorkBox had been notorious for how difficult it was to assemble. They’ve since taken a few steps to make the process simpler and easier to execute. In addition to the written instructions, they also include a link to an assembly video that is super helpful.
Although this is technically a two-person job, I did all of this on my own up until the crown and shelving installation.
Was it difficult to assemble? No. But it was very time-consuming!
On day 3, Mr. Boho Berry hopped in and helped me to install the crown on top and all of the shelving, rails, etc. Finally, my WorkBox 3.0 was complete!
PS – I can TOTALLY fit more shelves and bins in this thing, I just chose to leave them spaced apart a bit more. In the future, I can always move the shelves closer together to add more bins if needed :)
MAKING MY WORKBOX 3.0 MY OWN
After three days of assembly, it was finally time to load up my WorkBox with all of my goodies. At first, I didn’t think I’d be able to fill it completely. But as I slowly scoured the entire house for all of my crafting goodies, I realized I might come pretty close!
I spent nearly two whole days arranging and re-arranging all of my supplies until I was completely happy with where everything was.
Check out the gallery below to see some close-ups! (You can click any image to see the whole thing and click through the slideshow)
Needless to say, I’m more than a little excited about how my WorkBox turned out! I’m still in awe of how much STUFF I had, and I can guarantee you that my husband is happy that all of this stuff is no longer tucked away all over the house!
THE REST OF MY OFFICE
I’m planning on doing a full office tour for you very soon, but I thought you might like to take a peek at the rest of my office as well.
On the wall to the right of my WorkBox sits my teal desk. I’ve been getting a TON of questions about my teal desk lately, and I can assure you that YES, she is staying! :)
This is the view from the chair at my WorkBox 3.0. I have a small cube bookshelf along the wall, topped with two square bins from Michaels. I was using these previously to store a few of the things that now live in my WorkBox. For now, they are sitting empty but I’m sure I’ll fill them soon :)
And finally, we have my stand-up desk. This is where I stand to edit photos, videos, and more!
Want to see the whole thing up close and personal? Check out the video below and be sure to leave a comment to let me know what you think :)
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