Introducing Cecelia Barnum: AR Workshop Roseville
1426 East Roseville Parkway, Suite 170, Roseville, 916-380-3728, arworkshop.com/roseville
Describe your business. Did you find it, or did it find you?
We’re a boutique DIY workshop that offers hands-on classes where you can create custom and charming home décor—including wood signs, framed signs, canvas wall hangings, pillows, Lazy Susans, and centerpiece boxes—from raw materials. We also offer private events, public classes, and kids’ workshops, and sell a curated selection of fabulous retail (jewelry, décor, and gifts).
Why is your staff the best in the business?
All of the ladies have other full-time jobs, and this is something they do because they love it—not because it pays the bills. Each of them is amazing and brings something different to the team.
What life accomplishments are you most proud of?
My husband and I took a five-month road trip around the country in a 21-foot travel trailer. It was a big dream of ours and was scary because I quit my job to do it, but it ended up being the best decision and is where I discovered AR Workshop.
Who is your role model in business or in life, and why?
My father. He owns and operates a successful electrical contracting company and has opened and sold many other businesses along the way. He’s the hardest working person I’ve ever met, and I strongly value his opinion. He’s amazing!
What’s your biggest job perk?
Getting to hear how much everyone loves their projects. It’s great when they get completed and it’s time for the big reveal.
What’s your favorite local event that you go to?
I love going to the local farmers’ markets.
What’s your favorite local business other than your own?
Zuda Yoga. It really is life-changing. I introduced my husband to it five years ago, and he tells me how happy he is about it all the time.