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HGTV Magazine May 2014

HGTV Magazine is about real life at home. In every issue you'll find money-saving mini makeovers, simple ways to conquer clutter, smart DIY solutions, time-saving cleaning tricks, and so much more. Plus--see how the HGTV experts really live!

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House numbers4"-tall brass house numbers in satin nickel finish, $9.50 each, houseofantiquehardware.comBirdhousePratone 11"H x 6"-diameter earthenware birdhouse in blue, $40, anthropologie.comDoorTraditional Shaker 730 exterior entry door, from $450, for stores; paint: (door) Really Teal and (diamond pattern) Reflecting Pool, both by Sherwin-Williams; Emtek s40100 Davos Style stainless steel entry set, $316, build.comFlowerpotDotted 6"W x 3½"D x 7½"H zinc wall bucket (with a built-in loop on the back for hanging), $10, We planted orange tulips in ours. Welcome matGeometric Diamond coir mat, $32, tag2u.comFor the painting how-to, see page 169.Porch lightThomasville Lighting Bay Court 12¾"H x 8¾"-diameter glass and die-cast aluminum pendant in brushed nickel finish, $231, lowes.comDoorbellOval Floral 4" x 2½" brass doorbell in brushed nickel finish, $41, doorbellfactory.comOutdoor pillowCabana 17" x 17" polyester pillow in jade, $20,…

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Style A KitchenPENDANT Wesco 12"-diameter pendant light in buttery yellow, $168, barnlightelectric.comQUARTZ COUNTERTOP Nebula in Lyra, from $54 per square foot, for buying info VASE Happy Chic by Jonathan Adler Lola 8 ¾"-tall ceramic vase, $25, jcp.comBOWL Bargello Mix 5"-diameter ceramic bowl, $20, coton-colors.comCAKE STAND Decor Bon Bon 7"H × 8 ½"-diameter rimmed pedestal in pink, $66, shopsweetlulu.comPAINT Cheerful by Benjamin MooreSTOOL Winsome Basics 24"-tall beechwood barstool in natural, $72 for a set of 2, wayfair.comDIY STOOLPaint the stool (we used Tangelo by Benjamin Moore); let dry. Center the stencil on the top (we used the 12" Pretty Pinwheel stencil, $23, and adhere it with repositionable spray mount. Use a foam pouncer to fill in the stencil (we used Crisp Linen White by Glidden). Let dry, then reposition…

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editor's page : and now, a few words from my mom

I could fill this page with warm and fuzzy stories of my mom: how she sewed matching dresses for me and my sisters when we were kids, painted our bedrooms happy colors, and baked animal-shaped birthday cakes. Instead I'm going to thank her for helping me make this magazine better. If I'm unsure of a story idea, I talk it out with her. When it's time to choose a cover, I get her feedback. She's my trusted adviser, and she's quick and strong with her opinions. Like at our photo shoot: She told the photographer we'd look better standing than sitting. (She was right. We did.) Here's what she said about this issue. MOM: Let's start with the House Tours section. You show a lot of rooms in both stories…

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Your timing is perfect! Just when the snow was really bringing me down, my mail carrier delivered the March issue. It made my day. Thank you for a much-needed dose of bright pictures and fun DIY ideas. I enjoyed every page. —Heather Goodhart, Littlestown, PAI just read the article about Regina Easter's crafts room (March's "12 Ideas to Steal From 1 Amazing Crafts Room"). It's so impressively organized! Thanks for sharing her smart ideas. —Sharon Moss, Lodi, CAJust had to let you know that I think your "How Bad Is It…" column is the best thing I've ever seen. Each month I'm amazed to read what you've included—like reading by a dim light in the March issue—because it's always a question I've wondered about too! —Carol Cooper, Orlando, FLI was…

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$3,000+ worth of giveaways!Heart-shaped print, page 34 5 winnersGift card to create your own Heart Snapshot Mix 11" x 11" framed photo art, minted.comTray, page 147 5 winnersAllyson Johnson Chartreuse Dog Bones 14" x 18" bamboo tray, denydesigns.comBowl, page 10 10 winnersBargello Mix 5"-diameter ceramic bowl, coton-colors.comLantern, page 94 10 winnersDel Sol 6¼" x 4" sheet metal outdoor hurricane in cayenne, tag2u.comLamp, page 137 5 winnersAnya 32¼"-tall glass lamp in parakeet, lampsplus.comOutdoor pillow, page 153 10 winnersLiora Manné Twist Stripe Leaf 12" x 20" polyester pillow, outdoorpillowsonly.comOutdoor rug, page 156 1 winnerCorsica 8' x 10' polypropylene rug, nuloom.comOutdoor pouf, page 154 5 winnersLhasa Orange and Violet 18" x 18" recycled plastic cube, ■…

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get to know the 2014 hgtv smart home

Controlled with an app, a 120-inch projection screen in the basement media room rolls down when you want to watch TV or a movie. It's hidden in the ceiling when it's not in use.The house also has eight Web-enabled smart TVs. In the living room, a motorized mount moves the TV away from the wall and rotates it for easy viewing from any angle. In the dining room, a TV pops up from behind a credenza with the touch of a button.Brown thumb? The house comes with a sensor that tracks light, soil moisture, and temperature for plants inside and out, then sends an alert to your phone when you need to water or move them.The living room and master bedroom have automated window coverings that work with an app…