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.
Build a bench for your entryway out of old pallets Pallets can add a rustic charm to many projects and make a great, weathered basis for a bunch of different projects. You can use a pallet to build an entryway bench. Just don't forget to sand it!