Decorating with BranchesDriftwood, or any other sturdy branch, goes from sculptural to functional when suspended underneath a kitchen shelf. Simply thread it through open wall brackets and use it for dish towels; to hold other lightweight items such as pitchers, pot holders, and cutting boards, try S hooks and loops of thick twine.
Reading Nook Wall art, $ 30: Emily won this 1909 pull-down map on eBay. Chair, $ 60: This secondhand chair and footstool from Goodwill currently go for $ 349.99 total at Ikea, new. Shelving, $ 4: A pair of $ 2 brackets convert free driftwood into a floating shelf. "Sea glass, spring branches, and driftwood bring beauty into your home—for free," Emily advises. (lowes.com)