The Original ScrapBox DreamBox Review. The DreamBox is serious organization goals, but is it as dreamy as it appears? Find out in my blog post and video!
The Original ScrapBox DreamBox Review
Three years ago, in December of 2016, I purchased the Workbox 2.0 by The Original ScrapBox with my own money. My husband and I assembled it and it’s traveled with us from Germany back to the United States.
After the Workbox 2.0 came the WorkBox 3.0. Flash forward to this month, my friends at The Original ScrapBox offered to upgrade me to the newest model, the DreamBox, so that I can share it with you.
To be forthcoming, I was not paid for this blog post, but I did receive the newest model of their craft cabinet for free. However, since I’ve already paid for and assembled one of these beauties with my own time and money, I’m writing this DreamBox Review from the perspective of someone who has invested the time and effort into one.
Ok, let’s talk about how dreamy the organization is!
The Original ScrapBox set up a discount code for my readers.
Use code DAWNNICOLE to get $100 off the DreamBox!
DreamBox Review Video
In this roughly five minute video, I’ll highlight my favorite features and show you how easy it is to open and close the DreamBox. You can also watch this video on my YouTube Channel here.
What features and add-ons did you choose?
- White Shaker Door Cabinet
- Crown Molding with LED Light
- 40 Tote & 55 Shelf Package. This package is included with your DreamBox at no extra charge, but you can upgrade to an 80 Tote & 79 Shelf Package for a fee of $200.
- 3 Built-In Drawers
- Tool Cubby. I have two of these and bought them a while back. They’re the two white divided boxes in the middle of my DreamBox (shown below) that hold TONS of pens and markers. You can even just buy these to use on your current desk for extra pen/marker storage.
- Pre-Built Service. Last time we built it from scratch, so this time we opted for the pre-built service. I’m going to lay out the pros and cons of each in a full follow-up blog post coming soon. (For those who want to order now, go for the pre-built if it’s in your budget. Even my hubby, who is the cheap one of the two of us agrees it’s totally worth the fee. If it’s not in your budget, go the DIY route.)
Can I purchase the add-ons later?
Yes, absolutely! You can shop the add-ons and accessories at any time here.
I’m planning to add the side tables to mine sometime soon since it would maximize my workspace.
What are your favorite features?
The adjustable-height table is probably my favorite feature! And it’s included, not an add-on, so you don’t have to spend extra for this feature.
I love that I can sit while I work on lettering and stand while I’m doing more active things, like working with my Silhouette CAMEO or wrapping presents.
When the table is at sitting-height, you have slightly more workspace than when it’s at standing-height.
I also love the crown molding not only because it’s pretty but also because I use the light in it all the time! I had this upgrade on my old and current model.
Is it hard to move around, open and close?
It’s heavy for sure but it’s easy to move around my office because it’s on caster wheels.
It opens and closes super smoothly, as I demonstrated in the video.
Are the shelves adjustable/customizable?
Yes, you can adjust the shelves and move bins around however you like!
The amount of custom configuration you could do it almost overwhelming so I followed their setup with slight adjustments for mine.
Here are a few close-ups of the shelves and storage:
The wicker baskets under my table I picked up at Target. I actually already had them in an IKEA Kallax shelf in my office and they fit perfectly here!
What size is your office?
My office is a few inches bigger than 10 feet by 12 feet.
Since my office is the first thing you see when you walk in our home and I don’t have a closet or doors, it’s essential to keep my space clean and tidy.
Without the DreamBox, I’m honestly not sure that would be possible!
How does it look when closed?
I typically keep mine open all the time, but it’s so nice to close it when we have company. It’s a two-second tidy-up!
How does it get delivered?
It’s in a huge, heavy crate and gets delivered curbside, so be prepared for that. This means they’ll literally drop it off at your curb.
If you get a super nice driver as I did, he might put it in your garage for you…but no guarantees.
The delivery company will call you with the delivery day and time though, so you can be prepared.
How hard is it to assemble?
Hard, no. Time-consuming, yes. And it’s definitely a two-person job. My hubby and I did it together both times. A dolly was super helpful to get it in the house. We own one but I’d rent or borrow one if you don’t.
If you can build IKEA furniture, you can do this.
DreamBox Estimated Assembly Time
- DIY: 4-8 hours
- Pre-Built: 1-3 hours
The DreamBox takes less time to assemble than the Workbox 2.0 did by a few hours. It took us a good 10 hours to put together my Workbox 2.0 and at that time, I think they estimated the assembly time at 8-10 hours.
With the pre-built option, we got my DreamBox inside and all set up within an hour or so, but organizing took me several more largely because I kept changing how I wanted to arrange it.
I did a ton of IG stories to show you the process as we went through it with the pre-built service. You can watch that here on my Instagram.
When we built my Workbox 2.0, I did a full blog post on that as well. It’s 3 years old but still a good overview of what you’re in for if you go the DIY route.
How much does it cost, and do they offer a payment plan?
If you go with the basics, the DreamBox is currently $2,199 but goes up if you do any add-on customizations. They do offer a payment plan that starts at around $70/month.
It’s an investment for sure but it’s one of the best investments I’ve ever made.
My husband would agree solely on account of the fact that my craft stuff is now confined to one room of the house, ha!
The Original ScrapBox set up a special discount code for my readers.
Use code DAWNNICOLE to get $100 off the DreamBox!
I hope you enjoyed my DreamBox Review!
Did I miss any questions you have about it?
Let me know in the comments!