Monday, October 17, 2011

Project Scrapbox Workbox: Installment #1

Lots of changes this month... lots to be thankful for and lots to look forward to... On the work front, I said good bye to an old company and hello to a new company! I am so excited and I can't wait to jump right in. But the last few weeks have also been so busy wrapping things up and tying loose ends.

On the crafting front, I am excited to share that I made the investment in the Scrapbox Workbox. At first, I was hesitant because the box itself isn't necessarily my style with its traditional furniture look. But after further research, I was convinced it will meet all of my organizational and functional needs. And it did!


As you can see, it's still a somewhat unfinished workspace... meaning, I didn't complete all the organization of my craft stuff nor did I finalize the configuration of all the inside shelving. But the point of this post is just to share some things I learned through this huge investment. Installment #2 will be about the finished workspace and how I personalized it to inspire me each time I open the unit.

Research & Decision:

  • I wanted to purchase the unit with a discount, free shipping, and from a company with great customer care.
  • I finally bought it from Legacy Scrapbooking because I personally found the owners, Larry and Lynda, extremely responsive and helpful.
  • Plus, there was a 5% additional discount when you "LIKE" Legacy Scrapbooking on Facebook.
  • 9 days shipping from Utah to my New York apartment (amazing shipping time, if you ask me)
  • 0.5 hours moving and unwrapping the 5 boxes (total weight of 450 lbs.)
  • 5.5 hours building the unit (Thank you, love of my life!)
  • 3 hours configuring the inside shelving (still working on this)
  • Lifetime of craft organization at my fingertips! Love it!
My 'Before' Studio:
  • I had two large craft units (one of them featured in this previous blog post), one small craft drawer, one small book shelf, and a small craft desk scattered around my living room, taking up way too much space.
  • But I loved the eclectic collected look of all the different units thrown together.


    My 'After' Studio:
    • I have one large craft unit that magically fits everything craft-related in a highly organized manner!
    • I will be personalizing it further so it feels more like my "studio" and less of just a huge display shelves.

    Next Steps:
    • Personalize the inside of the unit!
    • Come back and check out installment #2 on "Project Scrapbox Workbox"!
    Hope you found this post helpful if you're looking for information on the Scrapbox Workbox and let me know if you have any questions about it!

    Oh, and on a separate note, a great big thank you to Aussie Scrap Source for featuring one of my favorite layouts this past weekend. I used one of my absolute favorite punches on it, the Martha Stewart studded heart punch and now it is also on sale for 25% off at Two Peas!

    Thanks for stopping by!
    - KRAFTY pearl


    1. Love reading the breakdown of the time investment in your new organizational Can't wait for installment #2.

    2. wow... i dont think it would be enough space for me but i loooooooove all those boxes and secrets lol :D Hugs Janna

    3. Looks amazing!!! Can't wait to see installment 2!