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raeannemiles wrote:
Where can I find a white table like that? LOVE this look
   Comment   April 26, 2011
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DeCocco Design
Have you looked at Search bench/white/rustic.
April 27, 2011 at 6:25am     
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Katy Bell Hamnes wrote:
Crazy about this look and have attempted it..always seem to get stuck on the execution of attaching it to the wall. Typically, branches have little pieces that poke out in the wrong places, and obviously unsightly nails are well, unslightly and really detract from the organic vibe these create...Any suggestions? Thanks so much. Love this!
   Comment   February 5, 2011
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Katy Bell Hamnes
Absolutely! I've used fishing line as well, but still have to find something to attach the line to - which usually shows. Thanks again!
February 6, 2011 at 11:38am   
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Sheila Schmitz
I hope you come back to show us what you did!
February 6, 2011 at 11:39am     
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47newhaven wrote:
Perfect white - What is the wall/trim color?
   Comment   July 14, 2013

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Becky Harris added this to Houzz Interview: Life in the Fun Lane!
Who knew some driftwood sticks could be transformed into such a beautiful sculpture? This is a great example of Holly's French Country meets beach simplicity.
Erika Ward - Erika Ward Interiors added this to Designs for Living: Documenting a Well Traveled Life
Nature provides some of the best travel mementos available. This trio of wooden branches could possibly be a reminder of a romantic beachside proposal.
Lily Gahagan added this to Best Ways with Branches
Take another look at fallen boughs from a storm or driftwood; they could become a unique wall installation.
Shawn Gauthier added this to The Joy of Spring: Bring the Outside Inside
Driftwood is one of the easiest, most inexpensive ways to bring the outside in. You can hang them on the walls, prop them in the corners, use them as curtain rods; you name it. Best part? All it costs is a trip to the beach. (The whole family will enjoy that shopping spree!)
Becky Harris added this to Super Natural Design
I love the way Holly from Life in the Fun Lane has transformed these long sticks into a piece of artwork. She was kind enough to share how to hang them when one of our readers wondered how to accomplish this look: "Driftwood usually has all the little knobs and knots worn down to a smooth surface, which helps. It also takes some playing to rotate the branches to find the side with the most points touching the wall. Once we figured the general layout, one of us held the wood up while the other person marked the wall where the branch physically touched. We then anchored medium-sized L brackets at those points, set the wood on the brackets and screwed the wood to the brackets as well. It is a bit tricky and it does make a big difference in how flat/smooth your wood is! The good news with driftwood is that it is pretty lightweight after drying."
Holly Baker, furniture painter extraordinaire and the blogger behind Life in the Fun Lane, created a coastal composition of sticks on the wall.Wondering how to hang sticks like this on your wall? It's been explained on our Questions Board.
Edit, edit, edit!Take one more look at those inspiration images and this time, be ruthlessly discerning. It is so much better to end up with a handful of images that perfectly capture your style rather than a bin full of so-so examples. That said, no one image is likely to encompass everything you want, and that's good. The unique way you combine things is what puts your personal stamp on your home.
Danyelle Mathews added this to Wall Art to Catch Your Eye
Simple tree branches not only add interest to this space, they're readily available and inexpensive. I love that each one is unique, yet they align so well.
7. Make use of beachcombing finds. Giving driftwood, sea glass, smooth stones and shells a home by the front door is a wonderful way to welcome summer.Try this: Attach long pieces of driftwood to the wall using L-brackets and screws for a one-of-a-kind display. Borrow a few hurricane lanterns from the deck to ramp up the beachy vibe.

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March 12, 2014
bench and drift wood=clean
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February 24, 2014
white walls with branches and bench and pillows
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entry way
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Branches on wall
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Powder Room
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driftwood hanging
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linear art -- naturally!
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Beach. Simplicity
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Drift wood on the wall
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branches on wall
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like bench--for dining table?
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Nice maybe for on the left hand side outside of the front door Love the driftwood on the wall, the white walls, the table
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Freshly beachy
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Driftwood for lake house
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lanterns beach effect
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Driftwood wall shelves
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Decorative pillow storage/display!
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Beach wood
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Styling idea for the entrance. Love the coastal chic feel of this styling.
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chambre ss
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Natural art
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Foyer idea. Since I'm considering painting my walls white. I like the contrast of the natural finishes against the white wall.
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Driftwood Light colours Lanterns
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What can I do with mine?
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or use sticks to hang things from in the kitchen
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Beach house
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Wood on wall
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simple entry
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Colors and wood. Beach vibe.
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bench for entryway
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floor color
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Driftwood as feature decoration on walls
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Branches on wall
creative decorative ideas for farm
IDEA: great ideas for decorative storage. like for use in guest room w/ items I already have....very creative here.
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textures, natural objects
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Already have the sticks
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wood on wall
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DARK floors
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Deco ideas
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beautiful floor
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Love the drift wood on wall..possibly for workroom?
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Love the idea
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Beach glam
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driftwood sticks
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Baskets Paint Rw old coffee table.
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entry was table or bench
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for on the patio
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interesting use of art work - branches
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Blanket storage under table
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Grain sacks in French market baskets
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drift wood on wall
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tree branches mounted on the wall
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The natural elements earthy yet airy.
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cheap art
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Love the branches on the wall
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Coussins dans un panier d'osier
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Eucalyptus branches
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Branch art
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Nice hall idea
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is a simple bench enough?
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Entry bench
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floors,, basket storage
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Driftwood on wall...guest room, laundry room?
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For the hallway
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Chair lamp storage under suit the deck with Luke's shoes dog bags and hats- top floor and entry
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Unused pillows in baskets keeping them out of the way!
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driftwood love
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Dark floors
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This would work great for unusual wooden poles found in house.
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Beach hall
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Could be vines too
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They attach them with L brackets. Try picture hooks or cut a slot in the wood and insert the L bracket.
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Beach finds
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Branch decor
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Bringing beach home
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whitewashed entry
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Entry from garage
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Bel contrasto
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Like the lanterns & baskets
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Make use of beachcombing finds. Giving driftwood, sea glass, smooth stones and shells a home by the front door is a wonderful way to welcome summer. Try this: Attach long pieces of driftwood to the wall using L-brackets and screws for a one-of-a-kind display. Borrow a few hurricane lanterns from the deck to ramp up the beachy vibe.
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Bench with lanterns, driftwood displayed on the walls. This would be great also on a 2nd floor landing or hallway.
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Make use of beachcombing finds. Giving driftwood, sea glass, smooth stones and shells a home by the front door is a wonderful way to welcome summer.
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The whole look
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Laundry room
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Front entrench beach
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attached with L brackets and screws
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Natural elements
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Drift wood
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Edit, edit, edit! Take one more look at those inspiration images and this time, be ruthlessly discerning. It is so much better to end up with a handful of images that perfectly capture your style rather than a bin full of so-so examples. That said, no one image is likely to encompass everything you want, and that's good. The unique way you combine things is what puts your personal stamp on your home.
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Art and decor
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driftwood attached with L-brackets and screws, lantern, rattan baskets for flip-flops
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Absolute tranquility
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outside branches
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salvaged beachy look
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Chris, you could do this.
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Low console table or stool and use neutral tones
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for the basement guest house
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colours and style
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baskets with a bench
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hurricane lamps on nightstands in "popish" colors or morrocan lamps in bleu colours.
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transition from summer to winter textiles
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Beach wood
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Entry way... l like the color
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beach theme
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Love. It.
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love the driftwood!
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Driftwood bowl
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Walking stick idea
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ocean...I love it
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nice decorations for a beach house!
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Driftwood on wall
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Family room for extra pillows and blanket storage.
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Idea for art on the living room wall
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wall decor
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For my Entry
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nice wall space fixer upper
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The simple look
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Driftwood art! Use L brackets.
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floor color and wall color
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tv room
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