Last fall, despite the challenges of starting a business during a global pandemic, AR Workshop Midland opened for DIY in Michigan. Nearly 9 months have passed since workshop doors were opened at 29 East Wackerly in Midland, Michigan. We are excited to introduce you to the owners and hope you will register for a DIY workshop to create on-trend home decor from raw materials – wood signs, canvas pillows, wood framed signs, bottle openers and more!
The owners of AR Workshop Midland are a dynamic mother-daughter duo. Amber Shmidt and her mom Leslie Toland are self-proclaimed DIY junkies. Amber is a graduate of Midland High and Northwood University, where she triple majored in advertising, marketing, and management. She and her husband Troy have a blended family, with one son and one daughter. Leslie retired at the end of 2019 as a financial adviser. Amber was working in Dow in supply chain at the time, but had always dreamed of owning her own business. They began looking into franchising options and discovered AR Workshop, fell in love with the business model and hit the ground running not many months later.
Amber and Leslie hope to build a place where customers become friends. They are thrilled to bring the DIY home decor experience to the Midland community that they love. They are passionate about DIY and believe strongly that life is short and you’ve got to be passionate about the things you love. They can’t wait to share their passion for DIY with you!
Are you ready to check out this DIY workshop in person? You can enjoy a girls night out, date night, team building event, private party or birthday party at AR Workshop Midland! Check out the workshop schedule here.