March 2016


Double Vision

After years of dreaming about owning an old home, twin brothers finally get the chance to restore an unusual Indiana farmhouse and fill it with period antiques and artwork. A Checkered Past: Follow easy instructions to reinvigorate worn floors with a painted checkerboard pattern.

Cultivating Comfort

An updated Pennsylvania farmhouse becomes a family getaway that maintains the spirit of its agrarian roots. Farmhouse Flair: Get simple tips to create a fresh-off-the-farm look in your home.

Quick-Change Artist

Within the span of just six years, an Indiana couple transform their entire home into a primitive showcase that offers a warm welcome to friends and family alike. Primitive Pointers: Capture a classic rustic feel throughout your home with helpful decorating hints.

Repurposing the Past

A mid-century Canadian ranch boasts a rustic farmhouse vibe thanks to the homeowners' creative uses for reclaimed items. The Light Side of Rustic Decor: Learn how to strike a perfect balance between light and dark primitive accessories for a wonderfully textured look. Click here for a sneak preview!


Country Connections

Find out what's new with fellow Country Sampler readers, our social media sites, current contests and more. This month, we're showcasing our Spring Inspiration Pinterest board, a fan photo from Facebook and helpful decorating videos.

Antiques Q&A

Our antiques expert hops down the bunny trail to investigate some Easter-themed items, including paper party decorations, a windup toy and a chocolate mold.

Country Treasures

Welcome sweet-as-can-be style into your home this spring with light-hued accessories that still have oodles of rustic country charm.

Special Book Excerpt

Explore the ins and outs of creating truly exceptional collectibles displays with our special excerpt from Collected: Living with the Things You Love, a beautiful book perfect for home decor hunter-gatherers.

Decorate with Crafts

Ready to cast off the winter chill, the Country Sampler stylists infuse an already sunny space with spring- and Easter-themed decor that brings the room's cheer to a new level. Click here for a sneak preview! Plus, click here to view a video with step-by-step instructions for crafting birdseed ornaments.

Win the Bedding on Our Cover!

Click here to enter for your chance to win the beautiful quilt set, bed skirt and other accessories featured on our March 2016 cover.

20th Annual Easter Egg Hunt

The reader-favorite Easter Egg Hunt Giveaway is celebrating a milestone birthday! Join the fun and hunt for the 12 golden eggs hidden in the pages of our March 2016 Craft Fair, and then enter for your chance to win a Country Sampler shopping spree. Click here to enter the contest.

Craft Fair Online

Our Craft Fair offers you one-stop, hassle-free shopping for home and garden accessories, furnishings and patterns. Click here to find out more information on our crafters and their products.