Meet Maureen (Anders) and Adria (Ruff). These two are the designers behind the 2010 design company Anders Ruff®, a popular graphic design, party styling, DIY blog and online shop. Anders Ruff® quickly evolved from an Etsy shop, to their own branded e-commerce platform and blog where thousands would visit and shop their online store for printable party goodies. They coined the blog column, “Ruff Draft”, which was a source of DIY inspiration and ideas for many years. 6 years later and many creative ideas completed, these two had demands from fans and clients to offer hands-on workshops where they could teach their skills to others. Their dream of coming out from behind the screen to offer DIY workshops for home decor and other creative skills came true! The vision was to create aninspiring and charming boutique workshopthat not only offers classes but sells unique and beautiful retail items that Maureen and Adria use in their styling jobs and photoshoots for magazines and celebrities! AR Workshop® was born! Their DIY loving audience quickly noticed the AR Workshop® brand and concept, and started asking to open their own locations. Now here we are, over 3 years later with more than 150 franchise locations across the country!
AR Workshop®: a boutique DIY studio that offers hands-on classes for creating custom and charming home decor from raw materials. Join an instructor-led workshop to make customizable wood signs, frames, canvas pillows, round signs, lazy susans, centerpiece boxes, trays, chunky knit blankets and more! AR Workshop will help you take your home decor to the next level and have fun while creating it! Sign yourself up for a scheduled workshop or reserve a group event!
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Now you can DIY from home! Choose your designs, projects and paint colors. We provide the materials and instruction, you have the fun! Order online for pickup at your local AR Workshop
A DIY duo dream come true. Two complete strangers (Maureen Anders and Adria Ruff) began their DIY blog and online party styling business together on a whim in 2010. Fast forward 6 years and the dynamic duo launched their flagship brick and mortar, AR Workshop, in downtown Pineville June of 2016. Within 3 years, the brand expanded to over 140 incredible franchised locations in 30+ states with more to come!