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.
Outdoor fireplace, tiered landscaping, and curved path. The raw Copper path lights that will patina over time will look great and unique for years to come. Having the low voltage landscape lighting make these backyard ideas picturesque day and night.