For 50 years, the owners and staffers of Plaza Artist Materials & Picture Framing have encouraged the artists of their community. They visit local fairs and set up booths for kids to color and craft, and they workshops, demos, and classes for artists of every age. As their name implies, they also outfit art makers of all skill levels with top-of-the-line materials, such as Gamblin oil paints, Prismacolor pens and markers, and custom frames perfect for saving a favorite art pieces or memorializing a sibling's failure to color within the lines.
With a plethora of frame and mat samples, Deck The Walls can satisfy any and all framing fantasies. The expert framespeople can make diplomas radiate (most framing starts at $99), dorm-room movie posters sparkle (24"x36" pieces start at $99), and sports jerseys shine. The design wizards can also find a home for any prized possession, such as shoebox photos, baby booties, ticket stubs, medals, and really good pot roasts. Deck The Walls' lifetime guarantee and assurance that all work is done on-site means your frameables won't be subject to mistreatment at underground commercial framing facilities.
The chamber mavens at Today's Home Interiors dress Dayton-area domiciles in distinguished furnishings made by brands such as Drexel Heritage, Henredon and Thomasville. The superlatively supplied showroom boasts more than 3,000 different upholstery fabrics, hundreds of wood finishes, and styles from high-quality vendors to complement the distinct personality and recommended daily fiber intake of any room.
Easy as A-B-C, the artists behind Life in Letters craft custom photographic gifts available both in their shop and online. Over the years, they've amassed a vast collection of black-and-white photos of common objects and sights that resemble letters—such as arches, golf balls, fences, and palm trees—which they assemble into meaningful words, such as love, laugh, family, and nihilism. Once customers have chosen their word and selected each letter, they can have their piece matted and framed to suit their own decor or that of a loved one. The photographers also share their skills with aspiring shutterbugs during regular introductory photography classes.
Factory Lighting Center's staff can help patrons fashionably brighten homes and offices with an extensive selection of lighting, lighting fixtures, lighting accessories, and rare bulbs, delivered to the lightery from a revered roster of vendors. Enlighten murky corners with a table lamp ($69.95+) or illuminate a room filled with Mark McGwire baseball cards with a chandelier ($85+). Factory Lighting Center also carries a stock of home accessories, such as ceiling fans ($69.95+) and hard-to-find parts for lamps and fixtures. If your lamp is experiencing a problem, such as audibly crying when someone steps on the cord, the staff can speedily return the fixture to working order.