At Let's Paint Wichita, owner Melodee Schaefer and instructor Cassie Bouchereau break down the barriers between beginners and painting fetching masterpieces. In relaxed classes, guests armed with brushes, canvases, and aprons build paintings such as van Gogh’s Starry Night with the help of step-by-step instruction. The studio hosts everything from drop-in classes, complete with wine and beer for purchase, to private parties for kids. Students leave the studio with their own works of art and a wealth of new painting techniques.
At 4,500 independently owned and operated stores spread across the nation, Ace Hardware carries the tools and tips homeowners need to complete plumbing projects, electrical work, or aesthetic alterations to gardens or backyards. Celebrating 88 years in existence, the stores stock well-organized aisles with brand-name products from Craftsman, DeWalt, and Scotts perfect for simple afternoon projects or extensive overhauls to the fleet of antique rickshaws in the garage.
Millers' Cleaners has been freshening fibers since 1977, and today it uses eco-friendly practices that ensure Mother Earth doesn't cry sudsy tears all over your special-instruction garments. The seven branches of the family-owned-and-operated business hang clothing on reused hangers or completely recyclable polypropylene hangers, package garments in biodegradable poly bags, and clean with petroleum-based solvents that help keep toxic waste from seeping into the groundwater and splashing dirty words at children.