Autumnal decorating is all about warmth and briskness. Bring a touch of warmth to your table settings by placing plates and dinnerware on log chargers. In addition to adding texture and shape, these can also serve as mini trays for guests to use as the gathering becomes more mobile.
Birch logs can be used for many different upcycled purposes, including on a Christmas trees as ornaments. Cut birch logs into 1/4-inch discs, then use a drill bit to add a 1/4-inch hole along the top. Next, trace shapes onto acetate and cut them out with a precision knife. Add the silhouette acetate to the birch log with double-sided tape or hot glue, then create a hanger by looping ribbon or twine through the hole.
Give birch firewood logs new purpose as rustic garland. To create this, use a hacksaw or a chop saw to cut 1/4-inch discs from each log. Next, use a 1/4” drill bit to add two holes, one on the left side and one on the right side of each disc. Lastly, cut yarn or twine to size, then use it to fasten each disc together, side-by-side.
Light, white and bright was the theme of this space. Logs were brought in from Minnesota to cut and stack the fireplace in an artistic way (who knew you couldn't find these in California!), giving the perfect balance to the room and creating a natural, organic layer to the old, never used fireplace.
Children have active imaginations and can create their own form of play and art with nothing more than sticks, rocks, mud or other natural elements found in their outdoor surroundings. Take, for example, this trio of kids who are entertaining themselves with something as simple as a tree log.
The property line reaches all the way down to the water and includes 250 feet of beach as well as a shared dock. About half of the estate's 12 acres are cleared, with sloping hills and gardens; the other half encompass beautiful forest land.
This Millbrook, New York home exudes a lodge like feel and offers beautiful country views as far as the eye can see. Inspired by nature most of the building materials have a naturalistic and rustic feel.