Kaleidoscope Paint offers more than 3,000 liquid-color samples from the Benjamin Moore paint palette, a convenient resource that allows prospective painters to evaluate a color before prematurely transforming their walls. The professional color consultants are on site Monday–Saturday (11 a.m.–3 p.m.) to provide expert assistance and laser retinas to match paisley furniture and plaid preferences with the most relevant color for surrounding walls. Once a shade has been solidified, Kaleidoscope Paint has all the necessary interior and exterior tips and tools to complete the job, whether you're going the DIY route or paying the kid neighbor in broken bicycles and empty promises. Per gallon, Benjamin Moore prices range from $29.95 for No V.O.C. Eco Spec paints, to $46.95 for Regal Eggshell paint, to $54.95 for Bath and Spa paints.
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.
Mimi’s Alterations’ skilled seamstress draws on more than 30 years of garment-alteration experience to adjust duds with speedy service and a keen eye for detail. The handy needle wielder expediently hems jeans ($20) and lined slacks ($30), renovates skirt waists ($35), and shortens jacket sleeves ($30), putting finely chiseled carpal muscles on display to intimidate rival grocery shoppers. Suit backs with spare material at the seams can be let out or taken in ($45), and dress lengths can diminish ($35 with lining, $30 without) to flatter physiques of any stature. The experienced clothier, adroit at altering gowns and formal attire, has been known to create wedding dresses from scratch or from melted marshmallows, and brides-to-be can call upon the shop’s nuptial-attire-adjustment capabilities by applying today’s Groupon toward the full cost of wedding-dress alterations.
The exposed grains of the wood-hulled Scandinavian-styled saunporium accent the deliberately minimalist aesthetic. The cedar-sauna smells of the forest in summertime swirl through the air, and the chill lounge (AC-cooled in warmer months) offers plenty of opportunity to pick up your lost sweat drops and browse the spa's Dr. Hauschka holistic skincare line. Though not included in the Groupon, you can also purchase single shots of sea-salt body scrubs or masks and apply them yourself in-sauna–no frissy-fussy sauna-maiden or manden required. For a wetter, more equatorial heat, patter your bare feet no further than the steam room.
Family patriarch Nordy Rockler opened the doors of his first store in 1954 to supply his fellow craftsmen with knowledge, friendly advice, and a large selection of tools for at-home woodworking projects. Now, the chain of retail outlets brims with more than 20,000 tools and specialized woodworking equipment. Next to a steely rainbow of hinges, casters, and screws, a supply of lumber and exotic hardwoods provides planks for building tree houses or just leaving around as a warning to uncooperative trees. The tenor buzz of power tools operated by newly knowledgeable guests drifts from educational sessions on operating equipment and woodworking.