July 2016


A Revolutionary Renovation

Fueled by creativity, a New York-state couple transform their diamond-in-the-rough 1861 farmhouse into a rustic retreat. 5 Keys to a Colonial Look: Add a period style to your home with tried-and-true tricks for re-creating Early American appeal.

Past Perfected

By repurposing antiques and recycling found objects, a downsizing Indiana couple prove that a house of any age can feel like a true country home. Safety in Numbers: Learn how to display your collectibles to their best effect with advice from an avid antiques enthusiast.

A New Direction

The chance purchase of an antique country cupboard steers an Illinois homeowner's decorating style in a new, rustic direction. Faux Farmhouse: Introduce cozy country character to your own home, whatever its age or architectural design. Click here to read a sneak preview!

What an Honor

Living in the heart of the Midwest didn't stop this creative Indiana homeowner from designing a New England-inspired Cape Cod that honors Colonial style. A Crackling Good Finish: Paint your way to patriotic style with step-by-step instructions for creating a rustic, crackle-finish American flag accent wall.

Star-Powered Displays

Put a crafty spin on your summer decorating with these easy-to-do projects full of festive fun.


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 Americana Inspiration Pinterest board, a fan photo from Facebook and helpful decorating videos.

Antiques Q&A

It's all in good fun as our expert analyzes this roundup of vintage fare, from a set of bowling pins to wood alphabet blocks to a dog figurine.

Country Treasures

Earn your decorating stars and stripes by revving up your rooms with red, white and blue-inspired accents full of summery cheer.

Thrifty Thinking

Upcycling expert Matthew Mead shows you how to repurpose your way to simple summer style by utilizing items you already have or can find easily.

Decorate with Crafts

The Country Sampler stylists put a rustic spin on summer decorating as they infuse a primitive gathering area with Americana-inspired seasonal charm. Click here for a sneak preview!

iPad Mini™ Giveaway

Who wouldn't want a chance to win an iPad Mini? Search for the phrase hidden in our Craft Fair, and then click here to enter for your chance to win!

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.