In the June issue of HGTV Magazine Shannon Quimby showed us her creative kitchen filled with found objects, recycled materials and DIY projects that make it such a unique space.
One of our favorites was this totally doable mason-jar storage idea. “This project originated in my Grandpa Buzz’s workshop, and it always brings a smile to my face when I see his idea now in my own kitchen,” Quimby says.
The best part about these hanging mason jars is they can work throughout the house as both functional storage and interesting display. Some of Quimby’s suggestions:
- Office organizer: Install the jars under bookshelves to store paper clips, erasers, or pens.
- In the bathroom: Fill jars with cotton balls, Q-tips and scented soaps, and attach them under a shelf.
- Beauty routine: Stop the aimless digging for eyeliner and lip gloss and arrange your makeup in easy to see jars under a vanity or free-standing cabinet.
- Show off your collections: Give your keepsakes the attention they deserve and use the mason jars as an inventive display in any room.
Get the look for your own home by following the simple step-by-step guide here.
For an early-access pass to the June issue of HGTV Magazine head over to our I Heart HGTV blog where I dish on three homes that really wow!
This breathtaking view is courtesy of the Brooks family beach house that is so gorgeous now, you’ll hardly recognize the home before their massive remodel. Head over to see how they did it.
Looking for a way to spruce up a room for the spring season without the hassle of a complete makeover? Give any space a quick face lift with new curtains.
Window treatments can either fade into the background, or stand out in a crowded room. Just as the right accessories (like rods and finials) can make a statement, the fabric makes an even bigger one. Get whatever luxurious look you’re dreaming up, for a cost that won’t give you nightmares.
Fabrics That Only Look Rich
Shop these websites. You’ll need about 7 yards for two 84″ panels.
A huge range of affordable, high-quality linens in hundreds of colors.
Judy linen in winterfresh blue, $9.50 per yard
If you’re looking for a print, this is the place. You can even upload your own design and have it printed on fabric.
Crosscriss by Holli Zollinger, from $16 per yard
Traditional, modern, and everything in between. And with weekly coupons, prices that can’t be beat.
Baretta Seaside by Home Essentials, $10 per yard
This warehouse buys surplus fabric, then passes the wholesale price on to you.
Mirage medallion citrus, $23 per yard
Designer fabrics, including exclusive lines, at a discount. To save even more, watch the clearance sections and sign up for email coupons.
Soho Outdoor in sorbet, $14 per yard
Punch Up Plain Panels
Try this easy way to fake the look of pricey window treatments: Buy inexpensive panels and add your own trim.
The DIY decorators at HGTV Magazine used an $11 faux linen curtain from Kmart and updated it with trim. You can find ribbon and other trim for as little as $1 a yard at cheaptrims.com or trimexpoonline.com. Sew, hot glue, or iron it on with hem tape, like Stitch Witchery.
Clockwise from top left: Large pom-pom trim in orange, $3 per yard, purlsoho.com; Wright’s extra wide double fold bias tape in Mediterranean, $2 for 3-yard pack, joann.com; 23mm box pleated chromspun ribbon edging in cardinal, $10 per yard, M&J Trimming, 888-849-8201; Godiva geometric trim in denim/beige, $8 per yard, M&J Trimming 888-849-8201
Excerpt originally appeared in the May 2013 issue of HGTV Magazine.
12 Stylish Window Treatment Ideas
The Frugal Guide to Fancy Curtains
7 Beautiful Window Treatments for Bedrooms
Curtains can make a room. They can add color, pattern, or texture instantly, and create an airy inviting space. They can also cost a pretty penny, but don’t have to. HGTV Magazine put together a go-to guide for fancy curtains on a budget. Check out these DIY and store-bought window treatments, and read on for all the rods and ends you’ll need to finish your new look.
5 Frugal Buys
Good-looking curtain rods and finials can be as costly as the curtains themselves. Here are some budget-minded sets.
1. Umbra 28″–48″ staff drapery rod in black, $20, casa.com 2. Lincoln 28″–48″ rod in champagne silver, $27, kwikhang.com 3. Versailles Home Fashions 48″ torch rod in antique gold, $40, casa.com 4. Style Selections 28″–48″ acrylic ball rod in bronze, $20, lowes.com 5. Studio Tribeca 28″–48″ rod in Tuscan bronze, $25, jcp.com
1 Cheap Rod, 3 Ways
Spray paint the same 99-cent IKEA Räcka 28″ curtain rod three different colors, then add fun finials for a sneaky way to save!
Blue: Satin Periwinkle paint by Krylon, Skulptur finial, $5 for a set of 2, ikea.com Gold: Brown paint by Rust-Oleum Universal Hammered, Rope Ball finial, $20 for a set of 2, landofnod.com Floral: Aged Brass paint by Rust-Oleum American Accents Designer Metallic, Hand-painted amaryllis finial, $38 for a set of 2, anthropologie.com
Excerpt originally appeared in the May 2013 issue of HGTV Magazine.
Readers rejoice — the May issue of HGTV Magazine is bigger than ever before! That means more how-tos, more budget decorating, more house tours, more landscaping ideas, more expert tips, and more design inspiration — whew, that’s a lot more stuff.
180 pages behind this cheery cover
The issue hits newsstands on April 9, but subscribers’ mailboxes are being stuffed today. Feeling a little left out? Sign up here to become a subscriber and be amongst the crowd who doesn’t have to wait (or even leave their home) to get the latest design, decorating, and DIY advice. For now, here’s a sneak peek inside the largest issue yet.
The color blue is having a moment! Our editors at HGTV Magazine just love the hue, and the March issue (on newsstands now) shows it. When mixed with white, blue becomes especially easy to use and oh-so-pretty to decorate with.
A sea of blue (with a pop of green) on our March cover
We featured some of our favorite blue and white pillows in this issue and think they’d look just as good in your home as they did in our magazine. Now’s your chance to win one pillow in either of two designs you see on the cover.
Here’s what to do: Enter for your chance to win by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: Blue Pillows. Tell us your favorite way to decorate with the color blue in your home, and we’ll pick our favorite four ideas.
Hurry, though — contest ends at 11:59pm EST on Wednesday, March 6. If your entry is chosen, we’ll respond to you directly. Good luck!
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Need more of a blue fix? Check out February’s Color of the Month: robin’s egg blue. It’s more of a cool, teal blue that’s perfect for welcoming the coming spring.