Lately, I've seen a lot of driftwood being used as sculptural pieces in design magazines and blogs. I have to say I wasn't exactly sure about the look of it. I like natural materials, but driftwood seemed a bit... rustic.
Then, I found a piece of driftwood at TJ Maxx for $12.99. (Technically, TJ Maxx called it, "grapewood.") Even if I brought it home and hated it, I wouldn't be out that much. And what do you know...
I like it! This photo makes it look like a dog bone, but it doesn't look that way in real life. Here is an up-close picture so you can see the grain.
Now, here are a few pictures from Pinterest that I used to convince myself that yes, this is kind of a cool trend, despite the fact that my husband asked why there was a big stick on the coffee table.