Stocked with more than 2,000 in-store frames, Inman's garnishes the walls of homes and businesses with handsome, professionally bordered images in a range of colors and styles. An advanced, computerized matte cutter quickly and easily cleaves almost any design to fit around pictorial borders, from simple square slices or last names to the machine's own interpretation of what the wind looks like. Choose from the store’s more than 1,000 clip art images to further embellish your images. Though custom framing prices are highly variable, a 16"x20" double-matted print can be framed for $99.
Grateful Threads Fabric & Furnishings tempts textile tinkerers with more than 1,000 bolts of fabric from national brands such as Robert Allen, Big Kahuna, and Ralph Lauren. Decorating doyens can wrap a sofa in red velvet, and knightly crafters can create stylish silk sword cozies, ($3.09–$50/yard). The staff of design professionals and seamstresses helps lead lost drapers through a sea of window treatments, bedding, and table coverings that remain special without stains that resemble Elvis. Grateful Threads' vast, warehouse-style store is sprinkled with funky furniture to inspire aspiring upholsterers.
At Fired Up! you can enjoy the thrill of personalized, handmade pottery without the fuss of actual hand-dirtying clay manipulation. Inside, adults ($7) and children ($5) can decorate premade ceramics, picking the perfect piece from a premade selection of mugs, platters, wine glasses, teapots, figurines, and more ($4–$50). Select the proper utensils to paint, stencil, and sponge imagery that's wildly innovative, beautiful, or commemorates the ancient Athenian victory at Marathon onto pottery ready to be filled with flowers, pencils, or wishes. Decoration usually takes one to two hours. Pick up liquid-repellant and dishwasher-safe pottery a week later, and you may see your artwork displayed inside the studio's menagerie of adorable kiln-fried critters.
For furniture conundrums pertaining to sleeping surfaces, Dean Bosler's keeps a showroom fully stocked with Jamison mattresses, which enable shoppers to test out a new bed-frame buttress, taking 10 minutes to dream about starting a rap group with Leonard Nimoy. Though mattress prices vary as widely as the makes and models of race-car beds, queen-size cradles start at $499 and can range up to $2,999.