Shelving with a bowl of fruit and candles

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Hang recycled crown molding instead of purchasing shelving for decorative accessories. See if there are materials left over from an old estate that's being renovated or go dumpster diving for cool, free architectural design elements, such as thick crown molding, Frank says. "When cut down to size, painted and nailed to the wall, it works perfect to lean framed art on," he says. It's eco-friendly too!

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