AR Workshop Mechanicsville Opens in Virginia
Virginia’s state motto might as well be “Virginia is for DIY lovers”, because it is true! The recent opening of AR Workshop Mechanicsville adds proof to that assertion. As the 10th workshop location to open in the state, the demand for amazing hands-on crafting opportunities is on the rise. AR Workshop Mechanicsville is happy to provide that much sought after DIY experience. There are endless crafting opportunities including a variety of wood projects (plank and wood framed signs, centerpieces, porch signs, picture frames, lazy susans, trays, etc…), canvas crafts (wall hangings, pillow covers, tote bags and more), and even the popular chunky knit blankets. Options for to-go kits have become crazy popular, enabling projects to be done at home with virtual instruction. This beautiful new location is at 7362 Bell Creek Road, in Mechanicsville, VA.
If you’re wondering who the faces are behind this new DIY dream-come true, you are in for a treat! Catt and John Pulli are the new owners of AR Workshop Mechanicsville! Their ownership story is a fun one! It began several months ago when Catt’s 30th birthday was looming over her asking her what kind of creative mark she was going to leave on this world. Catt was an art major at Liberty University and has been a professional photographer since she was 19. Three years ago, she switched to only shooting food. (If you need any Richmond restaurant recommendations, she’s your girl!) Catt really enjoyed her job, the continuous influx of delicious food, and the connections she made, but she felt like she definitely needed to do something more to give back to her community. When she looked into owning her own workshop, a feeling of “this is exactly what I’m meant to do,” came over her, and she hasn’t looked back. John, the ever patient husband to her high energy, jumped right in and handles the business side of things.
So why Mechanicsville? According to Catt and John, Mechanicsville needed some love. People were always stating that, “we never get anything out here.” There is nowhere else they even considered. Their dream is to partner with as many local vendors, fundraisers, and crafters as they can so that they can continue to spread the wealth and help out their local community.
Catt says, “I really want this to be a place that people love to be. I want you to come in and feel like you are among your people. It’s going to be cozy, it’s going to be warm, and most of all, it’s going to be FUN!”
New projects pop up frequently! Be sure to check the workshop schedule here. Don’t miss out on current updates and announcements! Plus, be first to know about special classes and promotions! The latest and greatest workshop news can be found on Facebook and Instagram. If you are looking for that perfect home décor piece, need a thoughtful, custom gift, or just want to have an amazing time crafting, this is the place!