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HGTV Magazine September 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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come on in!

(MARKO METZINGER/STUDIO D)light fixturefixture Franklin Iron Works Franklin Park 8 ½"-diameter galvanized steel ceiling light, $100, lampsplus.comoutdoor pillowAimee St. Hill Baroque Blue 16" x 16" polyester-cottonblend pillow, $44, kessinhouse.comhouse numbersFrench-style blue 4 ¼"-tall ceramic house numbers, $19 each, rejuvenation.comchairPowder-coated-steel bistro chairs, $159 for a set of 2, gardeners.comdoormatRiver Stone mat in multi, $59, vivaterra.comfront door of the monthdoorBelleville 6-panel camber top smooth fiberglass door, $280, for buying info; Orleans brass entry set in satin nickel finish, $274, for buying infopaintPure Periwinkle by GliddenmailboxEnvelope iron mailbox in antique silver finish, $49, potterybarn.complanterBremen Tall Round 21"H x 13 ¾"-diameter clay planter in blue, $99, borderconcepts .com for buying info. We put petunias in ours. ■…

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copy our cover

file drawersBigso Marten 13¼"W x 10"D x 5¾"H fiberboard drawers in green, $27, containerstore.comCHAIR Cora Cora chair in mocha finish, from $499, We reupholstered ours.CHAIR FABRIC Sarawak Mulu cotton-linen-blend fabric in tutti-frutti, RomoRUG Basket 5' x 8' wool rug in aqua, $329, onekingslane.comWALL PAINT Red Geranium by GliddenCABINET Sektion 24"W x 24¾"D x 80"H cabinet, $516, We painted ours.CABINET PAINT Swiss Coffee by BehrvaseCyan Design Libra 5"H x 6"-diameter glass vase, $35, lampsplus.comlampArc 17"-tall iron lamp in pool, $69, pbteen.combowlThree Hands 6"H x 7"-diameter ceramic bowl in green, $25, casa.combookendsQuotation Marks 7"W x 3¼"D x 5¼"H brushed aluminum bookends, $168 for a set of 2, anthropologie.comartCluster in Red and Yellow 11" x 14" unframed print, $45, yaocheng design.comeasy little makeoversUse spray mount to adhere pretty paper to ho-hum…

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blue, i’m sticking with you!

For as long as I can remember, I’ve been asking, “Does that come in blue?” It’s my all-time favorite color because it can be cool or cozy, depending on the shade, and it pairs well with any other color. I’ve had flings with lots of combos—blue and fuchsia, blue and chocolate brown, blue and lemon yellow—and blue is my constant. I’m not boring or stuck in a rut. I just committed to my one true hue a long time ago, and we’re still very happy together. What’s your favorite color? Flip to page 59 and look for it in our first-ever Pops of Color section, which features 125 affordable finds in 12 different hues. Of course I recommend you shop the blue pages first—it really is the color that never…

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dear hgtv magazine

I truly loved Amy Lipton’s kitchen in the June issue [“I Live (and Work) in My Kitchen”]. The colors look perfect together, and her chandelier is beautiful. If only I could move that kitchen into my own house!—Linda Hoover, Sacramento, CAThe idea of making over an old chandelier has always been a bit intimidating to me. But after seeing how you flipped some in past issues, I decided to give it a try. It’s amazing how far a few coats of spray paint and new bulbs will go.—Andrew Scherrer, Fresno, CAStriped ceramic pitcher in blue and white, $10, HomeGoods storesI’m a new subscriber, and I loved your June cover. My daughter and I wanted to buy every single item on it! Happily the look-alikes in “Copy Our Cover,” including this…

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you’re handier than you think

“Take care not to overtighten any fixtures attached to something porcelain, like a sink — it could crack.” —Matt Muenster, Bath CrashersIF YOU CANswitch out a showerhead1. Clamp an adjustable wrench around the nut at the base of the showerhead, and twist it to loosen. Unscrew the nut and the showerhead with your hands to remove them.2. Wrap plumber’s tape around the exposed threads of the shower arm.3. Put the new showerhead on the end of the arm. Hand-tighten the nut that came with it.THEN YOU CANswitch out a bathroom sink faucet1. Turn off the hot- and cold-water shutoff valves under the sink. Turn on the faucet to drain any remaining water.2. Use a basin wrench (it lets you get into tight spaces) to unscrew the coupling nuts that attach…

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how bad is it…

What’s in here, a brick collection? Concrete blocks?…to let your kid carry a heavy backpack?While it’s a myth that a hefty backpack can cause scoliosis, a weighed-down kid is at risk for long- and short-term aches and pains. According to Jennifer M. Weiss, M.D., an orthopedic surgeon in Los Angeles and a spokesperson for the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, children shouldn’t carry more than 15% of their body weight—which would be just 7 ½ pounds for a 50-pound child. Dr. Weiss suggests kids wear both shoulder straps plus the waist strap, switch to a wheeled backpack, or winnow down what they’re lugging around.really bad!…to try the tester lipstick at the makeup counter?The lipstick you apply in the store might look fab at the time, but the pimples or herpes…