What a great way to recycle an old crate. I could use two of these in my living room. Since I do not have a coffee table, I could use these as side tables and then wheel them around to wherever I needed them. I am on a mission to find some crates!
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These picture arrangement ideas may helpful!
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add wood wallpaper to the kick plates of the stairs. Those rolls are expensive but you would only need one. Not practical with white treads though, it will be stuffed up from black shoe soles in no time.
Your home will smell amazing.
This is a great way to have the coffee house smell in your home. Coffee beans, tea lights and ramekins. The heat from the tea light releases the aroma from the beans.