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From Trash to Treasure

Erin Boles, a seasoned pro in the art of upcycling, loves finding new uses for old things in her Doylestown, Pennsylvania, home. I never look at something for what it is or what its supposed to be, she says. I think of what it could become or how I can use it. Here are five tips for incorporating salvaged materials into your home:

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Birch-Stick Wreath

Make this woodsy wreath pretty enough to keep out all winter long.

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Country Sampler's Sweet Dreams Giveaway!

Create a cozy country retreat with Country Sampler!

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Country Sampler's 22nd Annual Easter Egg Hunt!

Hunt through the idea-filled pages of Country Sampler's March 2018 Country Marketplace section, find the 12 Golden Eggs and enter for your chance to WIN!

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Decorating Secret
Traveling Table

Traveling Table

Swap a broken tabletop for a suitcase to make an accent that doubles as storage. Paint the edges of the suitcase to match the table base and secure it in place with screws.

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What are your favorite springtime accents?

Flowers or items with floral motifs
Easter decor and collectibles
Fresh colors
Lighter fabrics