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.
Easy Room Decor: 6 Ways to Make a Big Visual Impact With Branches. Go REALLY tall Grab a sturdy container, grab a really, really tall branch, and add an eye-catching element to just about any room of the home. Seen on Nordic Design.