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Making Shelves from Salvaged Materials

Give distinctive items the distinctive showcase they deserve.

Make the shelves part of the display with these repurposing ideas.

? Keep serving trays within easy reach by setting them on brackets attached to the wall.

? Salvage marble from an old piece of furniture and set it atop ornate brackets for an elegant shelf.

? Pair copper trays (salvaged from planters and dry sinks) with wrought-iron brackets, and fill with kitchen supplies such as herbs, oils and utensils.

? Repurpose discarded drawers into open shadow-box-style shelves. Add interesting paper to the backs, and leave the knobs intact to keep art in place on top.

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