July 2012


The Match Game

An Indiana couple play Connect the Logs to join two old cabins with a newer building to create one great home that they love to share with others. Revisiting the Past: Enhance your timeworn treasures or turn old items into something new with this hands-on homeowner's creative advice. Click here for a sneak preview!

Lake Effect

Reinventing a family lake house provides a pair of Michigan shopowners with an everyday retreat where they can surround themselves with handcrafted folk art, Americana accents and plenty of country collections. Patriotic Style, Piece-by-Piece: Learn how to outfit your home with Americana style all year round.

Hometown Favorites

A Massachusetts couple find life even sweeter in retirement, combining their enthusiasm for antiques and a shared love of their hometown in a unique shop that first opened in their garage. Tools of the Trade: Capitalize on the often unusual and visually appealing form of functional antique tools with tips for displaying them throughout your home. 

Don't Fence Me In

A happy accident, oodles of paint and an endless supply of primitives-powered imagination inspire an Ohio couple to shape their home into a canvas covered in country creativity. Primitive Painting Party: Revamp and reinvent walls, cabinetry and more with helpful hints for stenciling and distressing surfaces. 


Antiques Q&A

Beat the heat by reading up on the fascinating past of some cool summertime treasures, including an ice cream maker, an airplane pedal car and a collection of historic Civil War artifacts.

Country Treasures

Ensure an easy, breezy atmosphere indoors and out this summer with an infusion of colorful accessories. Plus, click here to download instructions for making patriotic pinwheels.

Decorate with Crafts

With Americana antiques and mementos setting the star-spangled stage, the Country Sampler stylists infuse a living room with even more summer sparkle. Click here to read it now!