By Jennie Guido
Downtown Natchez has become a shopping hotspot over the past year and offers just about anything you could possibly need without having to leave town. Throughout the year, I want to help showcase these companies and what they have in store. So let’s go shopping block by block in downtown.
Double N Designs & Powdercoating, 700 Main Street
New to downtown, Double N Designs & Powdercoating is located in the old Natchez Steam Laundry building at the corner of Main and Rankin streets. Trenton Novak and his team can help you with any of those patio furniture sets that need sprucing up.
I’ve seen posts on social media that you might get lucky once in a while and find a set to sell and choose your color to paint it. However, their talents are not limited to furniture. They can powder coat parts of your truck, planters in your yard, and even metal signs that need a fresh coat.
You can’t miss the bright green dinosaur on the front! Give them a follow up.
Sherwin Williams, 706 Main Street
It is exactly what you think you are. Sherwin Williams on Main Street is a home improvement slash paint store. For those looking for an easy change at the start of the year in their home, this is the easiest (and usually the most cost-effective) way to add some pizzazz to your home.
I’m not going to lie. When I go to any store with a paint department, I walk out with a handful of swatches. Do I intend to paint something? Probably not; but just in case a wild hair pops up, I have options somewhere in my kitchen junk drawer.
Maybe this year you need an accent wall in your living room. Maybe your shutters need a fresh coat of paint. Want to paint your front door? Sherwin Williams’ Color of the Year for 2022 is Evergreen Fog.
Maybe it’s time for a fresh coat of paint.
Eccentricities, 707 Main Street
This might be one of my favorite stores in town. Again, I’m obsessed with home decor and trinkets. The owner and curator of this charming stop at the start of Main Street, Gigi Johnson, knows exactly how to create a welcoming store with something for everyone’s style.
By mixing consignment items and new retail pieces, eccentricities can help furnish your home and make it a home. From upholstered club chairs to antique trunks and the perfect table lamp to trinkets for your book shelves, you just won’t mind if you leave this store empty-handed.
My home is full of cool finds I’ve made over the years, including an adorable iron mouse door stopper in my living room. I also coveted a mounted fake cow head that I hope has finally found a home and doesn’t need to live with me.
Gigi’s Eccentricites has exactly what you didn’t know you needed and can’t live without.