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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!

light fixture fixture Franklin Iron Works Franklin Park 8 ½"-diameter galvanized steel ceiling light, $100, outdoor pillow Aimee St. Hill Baroque Blue 16" x 16" polyester-cottonblend pillow, $44, house numbers French-style blue 4 ¼"-tall ceramic house numbers, $19 each, chair Powder-coated-steel bistro chairs, $159 for a set of 2, doormat River Stone mat in multi, $59, front door of the month door Belleville 6-panel camber top smooth fiberglass door, $280, for buying info; Orleans brass entry set in satin nickel finish, $274, for buying info paint Pure Periwinkle by Glidden mailbox Envelope iron mailbox in antique silver finish, $49, planter Bremen 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 drawers Bigso Marten 13¼"W x 10"D x 5¾"H fiberboard drawers in green, $27, CHAIR Cora Cora chair in mocha finish, from $499, We reupholstered ours. CHAIR FABRIC Sarawak Mulu cotton-linen-blend fabric in tutti-frutti, Romo RUG Basket 5' x 8' wool rug in aqua, $329, WALL PAINT Red Geranium by Glidden CABINET Sektion 24"W x 24¾"D x 80"H cabinet, $516, We painted ours. CABINET PAINT Swiss Coffee by Behr vase Cyan Design Libra 5"H x 6"-diameter glass vase, $35, lamp Arc 17"-tall iron lamp in pool, $69, bowl Three Hands 6"H x 7"-diameter ceramic bowl in green, $25, bookends Quotation Marks 7"W x 3¼"D x 5¼"H brushed aluminum bookends, $168 for a set of 2, art Cluster in Red and Yellow 11" x 14" unframed print, $45, yaocheng easy little makeovers Use 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, CA The 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, CA I’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 striped pitcher, were affordable, too. —Karen Moreton, Langley, British Columbia My…

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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 Crashers IF YOU CAN switch out a showerhead THEN YOU CAN switch out a bathroom sink faucet “When you’re hanging something super heavy, use a French cleat that’s long enough to span two studs, which are usually 16 inches apart. ” —Chip Wade, Elbow Room IF YOU CAN hang a picture 1. Hold the picture up against the wall. Mark the wall above the center of the top of the frame with a piece of painter’s tape. Use a level to make sure the tape is straight. 2. Flip the picture over. Measure the distance from the mounting hook or the center of the stretched wire to the top of the frame. 3. Mark this distance on the wall…

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how bad is it…

…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 (what? seriously!) it could cause later definitely…