The largest manufacturer and supplier of paints in the Pacific Northwest, Parker Paint enables new-hue-craving customers to roll and brush fresh coats of luscious pigments onto formerly drab and dreary household surfaces. To reinvent interiors, several options await including the semigloss Wall Glow ($34.27/gallon) and the Velva Kolor ($30.59/gallon), with a less-reflective eggshell finish. Parker Paint also carries a selection of weather-scoffing exterior paints, such as the flat-finish Flextron 100 ($33.03/gallon) to help homeowners paint a realistic yet unflattering outdoor mural of the neighbors.
Woodinville Whiskey Co. strives to reinvent spirit-sipping with American whiskeys, bourbons, and vodkas, distilled carefully from USDA-certified organic ingredients. Former master distiller for Maker's Mark, David Pickerell guides guests on an after-hours Woodinville Whiskey Experience event, educating guests on the intricacies and unique history of whiskey in its varying forms: bourbon, Irish whiskey, Canadian whiskey, scotch, and hopscotch. During the two-hour tour and complimentary tasting, the expert guides will shepherd sippers throughout their own distillery, where a German-engineered still refines vodka and whiskey using the moon's own shine. Heavy hors d'oeuvres, such as glazed ribs, chicken skewers, and prawns, as well as beverages are included. Partakers will carry home two original Glencairn whiskey-nosing glasses, imported from the UK, which are designed to enhance whiskey's flavor better than any simple tumbler or tasting-room crazy straw.
Molbak's hooks casual gardeners up with a wide selection of flowers and the means to manipulate them. The spacious facility shelters rows of plant life—with new batches brought in daily from Molbak's 40-acre farm 3 miles up the road—then keeps them healthy with a clear glass roof that lets them bask in the sun's lustful stares. As the floral selection evolves throughout the seasons, you'll be able to spice up your lawn's stale sensory gumbo with a variety of annuals, perennials, trees, edibles, and houseplants. Flowers start at $9.99 and go as high as $119.99, and Molbak's growers will do their best to meet specific requests if you absolutely have to have that special flower to get past the Goombas surrounding your house. Deck horticultural halls with Molbak's myriad holiday plants and accessories. More than 35 varieties of poinsettias are available to lend a blushing brilliance to homes and haystack houses, while the nursery's 14-foot-tall poinsettia Christmas tree elicits tears of jealousy from mere evergreens. Other holiday goodies available for purchase and perusal include ornaments, tree trim, wreaths, and lights.
With a total of 14 locations, sewing and quilting classes, and a cornucopia of handpicked sewing products, Quality Sewing & Vacuum offers needle wielders all the necessities for their projects. Experts helm free sessions that teach participants how to use their sewing machines to work toward reinventing an old skirt or craft an elegant canine wedding gown, while special events feature guest speakers who impart home decor, garment construction, quilting, and embroidery tips to audience members. Shoppers can peruse the cache of sewing machines from brands such as Singer, Pfaff, and Brother alongside accessories, embroidery designs, and vacuums that clean up rooms after testing out how easy it is to find a needle in a haystack.
The Hardware City strives for the best with all products and customer service they provide. Whether you need a classic claw hammer ($3.76) or a sturdy pair of cotton work gloves ($0.73), Hardware City is known to provide complete, comprehensive assistance. They specialize in skylights and all sorts of not-so-natural lighting, and carry products in nearly all categories. Pick up a new circular saw ($57+), stock up on new spools of electrical wire ($6.85+), or replace the garbage disposal ($57+) that was accidentally fed too many butter knives.