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Country Living

July/August 2019

Rooms that invite you to linger. Vintage collectibles displayed with love. A colorful easy-care garden. A porch that says "Come sit!" All yours in the pages of Country Living!

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the sampler

@RACHELHARDAGEBARRETT A Welcome From the Editor Last year, I visited Elkhorn, Wisconsin, where I found a kindred spirit in Tereasa Surratt, the visionary behind Camp Wandawega who has transformed an almost-century-old summer camp into a magical slice of summertime. My favorite element of the property may be its “Manifesto of Low Expectations,” which cheekily reminds guests that this is not glamping. I first read about Wandawega (pg. 22) in this magazine and have long been enamored with its blissfully stuckin-time aesthetic. (My visit even ended with warm conversation around a caramel apple pie.) I admit I have my own stockpile of Wandawega-esque finds—point blankets and badminton racquets (pg. 22)—waiting for the day they can outfit the lake cabin I do not yet own, and I firmly believe that if you channel your…

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country living

Rachel Hardage Barrett EDITOR-IN-CHIEF EXECUTIVE EDITOR Laura Kostelny DESIGN DIRECTOR Erynn Hedrick Hassinger MANAGING EDITOR Amy Lowe Mitchell EDITORIAL FOOD & CRAFTS DIRECTOR Charlyne Mattox HOMES EDITOR Jennifer Kopf ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITOR Katie Bowlby COPY/RESEARCH EDITOR Ashley Leath EDITORIAL ASSISTANT Natalie Schumann STYLE & MARKET STYLE DIRECTOR Cate Geiger Kalus STYLE & MARKET EDITOR Alison Allsopp STYLE EDITOR/STAFF STYLIST Carmen Collins STYLE & MARKET ASSISTANT Sara Clark ART DEPUTY ART DIRECTOR Maribeth Jones ASSISTANT ART DIRECTORS Leah Hall, Julia Ludlam DIGITAL IMAGING SPECIALISTS Steve Fusco, Matthew Montesano PHOTO PHOTOGRAPHER Brian Woodcock PHOTO EDITOR Kate Phillips PHOTO ASSISTANT Ian Palmer ONLINE DIGITAL DIRECTOR Michelle Profis DEPUTY EDITOR Ivy Jacobson Ford SENIOR EDITOR Megan Stein LIFESTYLE EDITOR Rebekah Lowin CONTENT STRATEGY EDITOR Kelly O’Sullivan STAFF WRITER Blair Donovan EDITORIAL ASSISTANT Jennifer Aldrich CONTRIBUTORS Lauren Akins, Marsha Bemko, Heather Bullard, Catherine Burke, Mary Randolph Carter, Marsha Dixey, Helaine Fendelman, Elizabeth Finkelstein, David Hillegas, Elizabeth Jenkins, Richard Kollath, Stephanie Gibson Lepore, Edward McCann, Caroline Collins McKenzie, Bene Raia, Kate Richards, Catherine Strawn, Serena Thompson, Holly Williams EDITOR…

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the camp collection

From a quirky camper cookie jar (load it up with s’mores fixin’s!) to a cheeky “Hot Stuff” T-shirt, our latest line at Cracker Barrel has something for everyone—no camping experience required. Shop at crackerbarrel.com, or look for it at a retail location near you. Exclusively at…

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turn this scene into a room

SCOUTTrends & Tastemakers NESTRooms & Retreats HUNTAntiques & Collectibles GATHERParties & Pastimes WANDERDestinations & Diversions MERIT BADGE PAINTING TRIM A colorful contrasting trim off ers happy, high-impact charm. After sanding and priming, apply painter’s tape (the longer the strips, the cleaner the edge), and dip an angled 2-inch brush (try the Shortcut Brush by Wooster; homedepot.com) ½ to 1 inch into the paint. Use short, horizontal brush strokes to cover a few feet of trim, then smooth the section with one long stroke. Remove the painter’s tape before the paint dries.…

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make over your bedroom

In need of a design pick-me-up? Refresh your bedroom this weekend with these quick and gorgeous makeover ideas. Try changing up your bedding with neutrals and colorful throw pillows for a fresh, updated look. Create a cozy reading nook with your favorite books and a comfy, stylish chair. Add fun focal point pieces like a statement area rug or a cool, rustic bedframe. With these products from The Home Depot, transforming any space has never been easier! FREE DELIVERY Just say when, where and how. Choose from multiple delivery options, such as free, 2-day shipping on select orders over $45, or try in-store pickup at no additional charge. EASY RETURNS Easy returns. Return it fast and easy, just like you bought it. If you’re not 100% happy with your order, we’ll take it back…

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MERIT BADGE WAXING CANVAS You can thank mid-19th-century sailors for applying linseed oil to their sailcloth, which helped sails catch wind without weighing them down. In the 1930s, paraffin wax replaced the oil (which had a tendency to yellow over time), and waxed canvas became popular with the military for uniforms and, yes, tents. To coat your own cotton canvas with a wax finish (hello, durable dining chair upholstery!), first remove any debris with a lint roller, then warm the fabric with a hair dryer. (This will help evenly distribute the wax.) Rub wax (try Otter Wax, $13; otterwax.com) across canvas in broad strokes until the surface is covered. Work the wax into the canvas with your fingers, reheat, and repeat until fully worked in. Hang in a warm, dry area for…