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HGTV Magazine October 2015

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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outdoor pillow Nourison Mina Victory Leopard Print 20 x 20 polyester pillow in orange, $33, overstock.comlight fixture Vaxcel Lighting Franklin 12 ¾H x 10-diameter brass 1-light wall sconce in copper finish, $156, build.comhanging chair Swingasan 29 ½W x 30D x 47 ¾H wrought iron and plastic chair in mocha, $300, and Swingasan 45 x 22 polyester cushion in ivory, $70, both pier1.comdoor 4033 door with square sticking flat panel, $515, for buying info; Southwest Forge & Door Ltd. Aztec steel entryset in antique copper finish, $320, thehardwarehut.comdoormat Kess InHouse Navajo Dreams doormat, $73, allmodern.comfront door of the monthpaint Lagoon by Sherwin-Williamsaddress plaque Urban Mettle 20 x 12 steel vertical planter in rust with 4 magnetic brushed-aluminum address numbers, $250, We filled ours with succulents.DOOR, PLAQUE: MARKO METZINGER/STUDIO D…

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napkins 20 x 20 linen napkins in orange and turquoise, $40 for a set of 4, kstyledesign.etsy.comflatware Almoco stainless steel flatware in gold finish, $53 for a 5-piece place setting, dwr.comwallpaper (on cover) Hinson Fireworks wallpaper in beige on white,; (above) Curly Pat Splash wallpaper in light beige, $60 for a single roll, spoonflower.comdrawer pull Clandon 4 ½-wide brass and iron handle in brown, $24, anthropologie.comtray White Rim 12 x 12 lacqueredwood tray in Thai blue, $34, westelm.compaint Charlotte’s Locks by Farrow & Ballvase Numa 7 ¾-tall glass vase in Caribbean Sea, $50, villeroy-boch.comPUMPKINS 6-diameter and 3 ¼-diameter artificial pumpkins, from $4 each, zimmermanmarketplace.comDIY it! GOLD PUMPKINS1. Pop off the stem of a faux pumpkin; set the stem aside.2. Apply gold leaf to the pumpkin following the package instructions.3.…

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grab your supplies— time to diy!

One of my favorite things to do for the magazine is dream up DIY projects—but not at my desk. It’s better to walk around a home improvement store until something catches my eye and makes me wonder, Hmm...what could we do with that? DIYing means taking an ordinary supply, like an inexpensive sheet of pegboard, and making it cool. (You’ll see pegboard in a whole new light starting on page 23.) But DIYing also means tackling a house project without calling a pro—as in one day you’ve had it with the icky brass faucet in your bathroom, so you swap it for a new brushed-nickel one (it’s really not that hard). And then there’s crafty DIYing, when you cleverly customize something you already own—like you take a Sharpie and draw…

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dear hgtv magazine

That light blue porch swing looks fabulous on your July/August cover. I recently had a similar one made for my own porch and feel very “on trend”! Now I just need to order an outdoor rug to pair with it and I’ll be all set.—Tricia Freeman, Katonah, NYI look forward to “How Bad Is It…” every month. In the July/August issue, I especially appreciated the explanation on why refrigerating tomatoes makes them so nasty. Also, thanks so much for talking about the dangers of showering during a thunderstorm. I didn’t know that!—Danielle Gensler, Pittsburgh, PAYour genius idea to dip votive holders in paint—plus all the other tips in July/August’s “65 Clever Ways to Fun Up Your Outdoor Party”— saved my son’s birthday party. When that issue arrived in the mail,…

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9 things you didn’t see on tv

HOSTSDavid BromstadNicole CurtisJosh TempleBeach Flip champs Alexander and Martha on set (TV: SHUTTERSTOCK)“When we first saw our Beach Flip house, all I could think was Man, what did we get ourselves into?” says Chicago consultant Alexander Borre. He and his fiancée, Martha Montross, a wealth management adviser, beat out three other teams in the renovation reality competition. In case you missed it, here’s how the show worked: Each team was tasked with remodeling and decorating a waterfront fixer-upper on Alabama’s Gulf Shores over eight weeks. The team that increased the value of their house by the greatest amount, as determined by a group of local appraisers, won a $50,000 grand prize. Despite a rocky start –– in the first challenge, Alexander and Martha didn’t finish a custom built-in for the…

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pick up some pegboard

show off mugsHang your most-often-used coffee cups. To re-create this design, use 2-inch-wide painter’s tape to tape off diagonal stripes that are about 1 inch wide. Fill in the stripes with paint. Peel off the tape while the paint is still wet. Let dry.tidy up a kitchenPegboard that maxes out every inch of wall space is a super-economical way to boost storage in even the tiniest of kitchens. You can have sheets cut at a hardware store to fit around existing cabinets.Created by Olivia Westbrooks, Liv by Design Interiorstake crafts verticalFitted with hanging cups, shelves, and wire baskets, ceilingheight pegboard can transform a nothing wall into a hardworking sewing and crafts station. Mix in mood lifters like plants and family photos alongside thread and scissors. and both have…