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This New Old House

Walking into Bridgett Swindle's Greenbrier, Tennessee, home is like stepping back in time -- and not just to 2002 when she and her husband finished building their antiques-filled sanctuary. How does she make her 21st-century house feel like a Colonial primitive paradise? Here are five of her best ideas:

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Downloads & Projects

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Birch-Stick Wreath

Make this woodsy wreath pretty enough to keep out all winter long.

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Country Sampler's Sweet Dreams Giveaway!

Create a cozy country retreat with Country Sampler!

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Decorating Secret
Paint a Platter

Paint a Platter

Pick up a platter at a thrift store and revive it with a coat of chalky-finish paint. Stencil a favorite word in the center for an artistic touch.

Poll

What do you use to refresh your home for the New Year?

Candles and home fragrance
 
38.5%
Wintry accessories
 
30.8%
Favorite collections
 
20.0%
New linens and pillows
 
10.8%