Colours Art Supplies and Framing feeds creative expression with a well-stocked artisanal arsenal that includes classes and supplies for hobbyists and artists of all levels. Expert instructors guide fledgling compressed air wranglers through a two-hour Introduction to Airbrushing class, acquainting students with a variety airbrushes types through a series of icebreaker games. The classes elucidate airbrushing techniques for a number of surfaces including car fenders, birthday cakes, and stomachs, after which students soak up the basics of airbrush maintenance and cleaning. Pupils learn the fundamentals of paint wrangling with hands-on exercises, and each class is capped at eight students to ensure individual instruction.
Orion Transfer Canvas decks dreary walls with a huge selection of room-enhancing prints, paintings, photography, and custom-framing services. Canvas styles span the aesthetic spectrum, from abstract to landscape to classical designs. Muzzle a brash-mouthed disco ball with a soothing, earth-toned 16"x16" landscape print ($87.89), or add an elegant flourish to shabby walls with striking black-and-white photography ($120.99–$439.89). Orion Transfer Canvas can even commission custom artworks in the colours and sizes primed to tickle customers' ocular orbs. Custom-made polystyrene frames, meanwhile, make it easy to renovate a cherished Wall of Blame ($100+).
Dedicated to cultivating a pressure-free sales environment for their customers, the knowledgeable staff at Mattress Mattress helps patrons choose the sleep rectangle that fits their REM cycle. Within Mattress Mattress' airy showrooms, customers can test the bounciness of bouncy balls on name brands that include Serta, Sealy, and Simmons. A Restwell twin mattress ($158.88) sponges up the elusive epiphanies and grocery lists made right before falling asleep. This Groupon may be used toward larger mattress models such as the Basset Karley queen-size mattress set ($1399.99) or the Simmons Beautyrest Mismatch king-size mattress ($1299.99).
Originally gracing the awning of a hardware business, the Ashdown name has been synonymous with household upkeep since 1869. Over the years, Ashdown's Furniture & Interiors Ltd. has expanded to stock retail appliances and showcase furniture, all with the aim of helping people “create lifestyles in [their] home.” A helpful sales staff with a half-century of sales experience guides visitors through a spacious showroom decorated with La-Z-Boy recliners, Tempur-Pedic mattresses, and Whirlpool appliances to look like cozy bedrooms and sitcom sets.:m]]
Busy Bee Tools equips its patrons with more than 5,000 different woodworking, metal, and power tools by brands such as DeWalt, Makita, Bosch, Freud, Craftex, Delta, and Porter-Cable. Digital calipers ($19.99) measure the precise distance between hanging portraits of Frank Gehry's protractor, and shockless hammers ($10.99) keep wayward nails in check. Suction-seal safety goggles ($3.99) and magnetic wrist bands ($2.49) ensure home repairs conclude without a glitch. A plethora of woodworking and metalworking implements avail themselves to creative projects from custom-whittled figurines to home-forged chocolate fountains.
The furniture experts at Kozan's Countrywide greet customers with myriad bedding, appliances, and furniture from brands such as Kroehler, Decorest, and Springwall. A sprawling showroom exhibits diverse decor options that spark the creativity of the tiny interior designer living inside every human's stomach. Arrays of lamps ($149+) brighten up panic rooms, and snug sofas ($599+) relax tense bodies with their comfortable cushioning. Custom fabric options distinguish each customer's purchase, and accessories ($29+) such as decorative plates combine with vivid wall art ($349+) to help each room paint a complete picture. Specialists are on hand to assist customers in the pairing together of all furnishings, accessories, and stray socks. Kozan's Countrywide backs up all purchases with a 30-day price guarantee and welcomes custom orders.