So the week before last I was gone all week in Gatlinburg, TN remember? While there Rob and I decided to hit up this GIANT flea market they had by the interstate. 99.99% of the stuff in the market was total crap. You know where they sell weird Chinese stuff that didn't make it to normal stores, ugly 90's quilts with deer on them, 7589475 pairs of cheap socks, etc? It's just junk. We were totally disappointed. We NEVER find cool stuff when we thrift out of our city.
Well. as we were leaving and I was pouting, we saw a tent area to the side of the main market. Inside we found this high school kid surrounded by driftwood all thrown around on cheap folding tables. He fishes them out of the Tennessee river behind his house. I went and looked at them, not thinking of buying anything because normally driftwood is crazy pricey. Rob asked though and we ended up getting two hunks of driftwood for $10 total. TOTAL STEAL!
The first one the kid had already poly-ed. We put it at the head of our stair landing next to our master bedroom. That bookshelf is mega cheap and it needs art above it but I love how organic the wood is. The lighting is a bit wonky since the sun can't shine on our stairwell, but you get the idea.
If you look closely, you can see kerf marks that beavers made while chomping. :)
The second piece is un-polyed. It's not even very clean but it looks like flowing water.
I put it on the living room dresser. So much texture!