The first thing I'm going to brag about is my new workspace. I wrote about wanting a cabinet from The Original Scrapbox in a previous post. After doing a ton of research I thought their Workbox could be the solution for my jewelry making/crafting mess. Yes it is for scrapbooking, but with all the organization I could just see me making jewelry there. I just didn't know how to pay for it!
They have a Facebook page, so I joined it and followed the daily postings from satisfied customers and from the company. One day I saw a post that they had a Minibox with a scratch on it at a reduced price, but I knew that it wouldn't be big enough, so I jokingly said..."Scratch up some of the Workboxes so I can afford one!" Imagine my surprise when the responded that they had some scratch and dents available and I should call Ashleigh at the office.
I couldn't get to the phone fast enough! She told me that the main problem was that some of the predrilled holes didn't line up. I can tell you from my research, even on the "perfect" ones that was something that happened. I also figured if it had a major scratch I'd just paint it. The cost was just under $1000 and shipping was only $50! A major discount! I ordered the white beadboard one and then anxiously awaited the call from Fed X for the delivery. Ashleigh told me it would be 2 weeks, but 10 days later my cabinet was delivered....
So, my husband built my cabinet over Father's Day weekend. He worked on it about 90 minutes at a time, and it took about 3 days. He had some help from me..hold this, hand me that, help me pick this up...NO..not that thing - THAT thing! But we got it put together without any violence or a divorce. Here is how it looked when we first got finished.
|Here is is all filled up!|
|I had no idea I had this many seed beads|
|I bought these at WalMart and they fit this spot perfectly. I keep all my findings in here and each drawer has a different color in it.|
|That box of ribbons will be in a new container soon.|
|fabrics and fibers and tools oh my!|
|I had this large cutting mat and it fits here perfectly|
|My first project in my new space|
Now, I am keeping my cabinet in my great room right in front of the front door. Everyone asks how can I do this...well, my friends come thru the garage into the mud room, and this spot has great natural light/overhead light and I get to be with my family even while crafting. (and I like it like that)
I have told everyone I know about this company and will probably buy another cabinet from them in the future for my sewing machines. And because of my big mouth I got to be fan of the week and won this nifty ribbon box
So now I can organize all those ribbons.