Next time you're staring at the wall, wondering how best to organize your things, avert your gaze 45 degrees and take a look in the corner. A single shelf or several that fit into the corner of a room can open up a world of possibilities.
Tree stumps, used individually or clustered together, function as low tables in a living room. A coat of enamel paint applied to the tops serves a dual purpose: It adds a jolt of color and creates a smooth, sealed surface. Furniture gliders can be attached to protect the floor.
Florists rely on sturdy, high-volume vases to house and hydrate their stock, but with a simple flip, one of these hardworking holders (in 1/4-inch or thicker glass) can also do a stand-up job as a sleek side table.