We've admired tree-stump stools with painted tops before (see DIY: Garden Stools); we also like these side tables made from felled logs, with exteriors painted glossy white. Designer Marie-Laure Helmkampf came up with the idea for a project in Provence.
Built-in Window Seat with cabinetry on either side to make up for loss of cabinets on the wall above sink. (Putting windows in there instead). Love the window seat under low window to keep cabinets going