The craftspeople at Boulevard Frame & Art entrap beautiful works of art inside frames, utilizing more than 5,000 styles that come in wood, metal, and a wide variety of colors. Serving to both showcase and protect the items inside, frames can transform ordinary portraits into antique-style wall jewelry. Custom frames enhance other artistic expressions, such as photography and childhood masterworks, creating eye-pleasing products perfect for mounting above beds or fireplaces or attaching directly to slightly larger paintings. Customers aren't limited to two-dimensional images—objects and mementos such as ornate clothwork, favorite album covers, and trinkets from vacations past also fit nicely inside a frame, where they'll live in peace until time ends this coming September.
As part of Flooring America's national network of locally owned retailers, Bethlehem Gallery of Floors outfits homes with an extensive selection of flooring options and a six-point ultimate guarantee. Owners Bob and Joanne Young work with dedication to the daily operations of the store, ensuring that customers garb their homes in the ideal carpet, hardwood, laminate, tile, and vinyl floor coverings. More than 17,000 flooring choices await customer perusal, and a staff of flooring sale experts helps to narrow selections while considering lifestyle, existing décor, and the burrowing habits of domesticated sofas.
The family-owned Mountain Mattress sedates sleepers with a wonderland of relaxing surfaces, including many made by U.S. manufacturers. Nappers seeking body-hugging bedding can use their Groupon toward the Therapedic 8-inch memory foam queen-size bed ($999 for mattress, foundation, frame, and delivery), which lends comfort and support while sending herds of sheep to the unemployment line. Bad backs find relief on the Posture Support queen set ($499), delivering restful, pain-free sleep, or the Eclipse International Spinal Zone queen set ($699 for mattress, foundation, frame, and delivery), which protects rear stomachs from discomfort, stiffness, and mischievous night sprites. Free local delivery allows customers to receive beds at home instead of trekking down dark roads with a mattress strapped to their back.
A fused-glass peace sign dangles in a window, its iridescent blue-and-green hues catching glimmers of sunlight. Elsewhere, a shiny yellow-and-black dog formed from clay smiles from its painted-on mouth. These are just two of the many artistic projects students can tackle at The Mud Shack, an art studio brimming with classes in glass fusing, ceramics, and pottery painting. Working artists helm the sessions, guiding pupils toward creating their own magnum opuses in the form of a hand-thrown vase, a mosaic tile, or a mug for holding smaller mugs.
The Mattress Factory's knowledgeable, non-commissioned staff guide customers to high-quality memory-foam, hybrid and innerspring mattresses from brands such as Tempur-Pedic, Sealy, Stearns & Foster and Beautyrest. Customers can shop at ease in an atmosphere that's free of sales pressure, price haggling, and the complex conversion of U.S. currency into the steel ingots accepted by mattress-making dwarves. The Mattress Factory will also set up your new mattress and remove your old one for free.
The glazing and firing crew at Paint N' Pottery Plus facilitate artists and craft-makers of all ages by way of their pottery-painting and glass-fusing ventures. Push up sleeves to access Paint N' Pottery's workroom ($9 for adults; $7 for ages 12 and under), where a stock of more than 500 dishwasher-safe pottery pieces wait to be frescoed and fired to your servable satisfaction ($2–$120). Everyday kitchen items such as mugs ($8–$17), salad and dinner plates ($12+), and platters ($30–$70) await to jazz up dinner parties. Other options including animal-shaped banks, pet bowls and treat jars ($15–$35), or garden gnomes, birdhouses and watering cans ($12–$40) breathe new life into bare living spaces. Once artfully adorned, pieces are passed to the hands of one of the studio’s kiln-whisperers, where it will be glazed, fired, and housebroken, and ready for pickup in 7 to 10 days.