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.
Totally uninspiring but I had to pin just because of the ridiculous price for a log! I'm so going to "make" this and see who is foolish enough to buy it. Dip-Dyed Side Table - eclectic - Side Tables And Accent Tables - Anthropologie