May 2016


Recycled Style

Upcycling mastermind Matthew Mead shares some fun ways to reimagine castoffs as delightful additions to your decor.

Creative License

After 40 years and eight moves together, a Wisconsin couple settle into a cottage-style abode and fill it to the brim with innovative prim decor. Three Ways to Infuse a Home with Primitive Personality: Use color, texture and lighting to define your country style.

Scene Change

With shared determination and plenty of elbow grease, a primitives-loving Indiana couple transform the interior of their 1990s ranch home into the perfect setting for their beloved antiques. This Old (Looking) House: Give a home of any age a timeworn treatment with these terrific tips. Click here for a sneak preview!

Lucky 7

After marriage creates a blended family of seven, a Washington-state couple reimagine their 1970s home to accommodate both their brood and their country antiques. Making Large Rooms Feel More Intimate: Furnish spacious rooms so that they appear restful and welcoming with this expert advice.

Worth Its Wait

After upgrading from a smaller ranch, an Illinois blogger and decorator delights in concocting ever-evolving ways to dress up her beloved home. Handmade Home: DIY your way to a one-of-a-kind look with this homeowner’s creative influence.


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 Country Floral Arrangements Pinterest board, a fan photo from Facebook and helpful decorating videos.

Antiques Q&A

Our antiques expert assesses a variety of brand-name vintage fare, from a wood bucket to a soda sign to a rabbit feed sack.

Country Treasures

Rejuvenate your rooms to match the season with our fresh roundup of floral-, farm- and fun-inspired decorative accents.

Decorate with Crafts

The Country Sampler stylists bring even more colorful garden-fresh charm to an already-bright home filled with bold vintage collectibles. Click here for a sneak preview!

Discover Your Own Country Style Giveaway

We want to give you the chance to express your own brand of country style -- click here to enter for your chance to win a $500 Country Sampler shopping spree.

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.