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HGTV Magazine October 2016

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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light fixtureHinkley Lighting Belden Place 11"-tall aluminum outdoor lantern in oil-rubbedbronze finish, $129, atgstores.comhouse numbersMosaic 8"-diameter ceramic and glass house number plaque in white, teal, and turquoise, $52, handmadebyhippo.etsy.compillowLattice Bordered 18" x 18" polyester outdoor pillow, $35, angieandlois.etsy.combasketHandmade Picking 8 1/2"H x 12 1/4"-diameter ash wood basket, $54, We filled ours with marigolds.doormatTile Pattern coir doormat, $45, christordecor.comfront door of the monthdoor4978 Traditional Douglas fir door, from $1,700, for stores; Knoxville double-cylinder brass entryset in oil-rubbed-bronze finish, $240, for storespaintIsland Orange by ValsparchairWoodard Glade Isle Sling PVC, olefin, and aluminum chair in neitling and rainforest finish, $361, luxedecor.comPILLOW, CHAIR: BEN GOLDSTEIN/STUDIO D; HOUSE NUMBERS, DOOR, DOORMAT: EMILY KATE ROEMER/STUDIO D; BASKET WITH FLOWERS: STUART TYSON/STUDIO D ■…

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owlAbbott Snowy Owl 7"-tall ceramic figurine, $45, hi-sweets.comvaseLinework Maze 5 3/4"-tall terra-cotta vase in white, $19, westelm.comfaux pumpkinCraft-Tex 4"H x 2 ½"-diameter resin pumpkins, $42 for a set of 6, wayfair.combrass signHello World 7"W x ½"D x 4"H brass object, $29, westelm.comnotebooksSoft Cover 3 ½" x 5 ½" polyurethane notebooks in pink, orange, and pool blue, $6 each, poppin.comeasel with artMonstera Leaf 8" x 10" unframed print (we trimmed ours to 6 ½" by 8 ½"), $24,; Countertop 3 ½"W x 4"D x 6 1/4"H wood easel, $1, displays2go.comWALLPAPER Manila woven hemp wallpaper in 5277, Phillip JeffriesDRESSER Custom Campaign 48"W x 18"D x 30"H lacquered wood dresser in fuchsia, $1,995, exeterfields.etsy.comGOLD VASE Prism 6 1/4"-tall ceramic vase, $28, jaysonhome.comFAUX PUMPKIN (large) Craft-Tex Long-Stem 8"H x 9"-diameter resin pumpkin, $38,…

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cheers to 5 years!

I can’t believe HGTV Magazine is 5 years old! It seems like just yesterday I was sitting in an office with a small but mighty start-up staff, brainstorming all kinds of ways to make a new home magazine. True, plenty of our early ideas ended up on the cutting room floor, but, amazingly, many that debuted in our very first issue, October/November 2011, are still super popular with readers today. Our Fun Decorating and Help Wanted sections, and three columns (“The High/Low List,” “Wow! What Color Is That?” and “How Bad Is It…”) have all been going strong since day one. Truth be told, we toiled away on that premiere issue for nearly a year before it printed so we could get it just right. I’m proud to say we…

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dear hgtv magazine,

My husband and I are always searching garage sales and flea markets for hidden treasures, so we loved the June House Tour “Seeing Style in the Junk.” The way the Bradfords mixed old and new in their home gave us great ideas for incorporating our antique finds in a way that feels fresh.—Jane M. Vidrine, Baton Rouge, LAMy reclaimed-wood dining table looks empty—but I think I found the solution in July/August’s “Secrets to Fixer Upper Style.” In one room, Joanna Gaines styled a farmhouse table with plates displayed in long rectangular boxes. I’m excited to try it.—Julie Lombardi, Columbus, OHA color combo I spotted in your January/February issue [“Copy the Curb Appeal”] inspired me to repaint my home’s exterior—which hadn’t been touched in 25 years—using two similar hues. It really…

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ok, we’re impressed!

It’s our January/February cover!“I knew exactly how to make over the chest I’d found at a flea market when I picked up this issue. I painted it Dark Cobalt Blue by Behr, then I spray-painted vintage door knockers and attached them to the drawers and doors as pulls. To finish the look, I topped the chest with vases and hung framed patterned fabric above it. It’s like your cover was transported into my room!”—DEBBIE BRUEGGEMANN, OZARK, MO* Enter our contest! See the rules on page 170. ■…

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if your jack-o’-lantern could talk

I wouldn’t mind losing some weight.After cleaning out the pumpkin’s guts, shave down its inner walls until they are only about an inch thick for easier carving. Most carving kits include a scraping tool to make slimming down a snap, but an ice cream scoop (and a little elbow grease) will also do the job.Recycle me.Don’t trash your spooky squash! Nutrient-rich pumpkins can be used for compost and as fertilizer. Cut yours into 1-inch chunks, and bury them in your flower beds. Or see if your public works department has a pumpkinrecycling program.Stay sharp, people.A serrated blade is ideal for carving— even a steak knife will do—but using a variety of tools will help you create something original. Try a drill and bits in various sizes to make polka dots,…