I have seen these types of pieces a lot lately at my local Homegoods, so I decided to look into a few ways to use this material. I love the idea of displaying a unique shape as art work, whether it's on a coffee table or mantle.
For DIY I found a few pieces that peaked my interest as well as using a nice cut piece of drift wood for a mantle. Painted mantles are a dime a dozen, I like the contrast shown with the different woods and stones.
Next time your in a Homegoods, take a chance and pick up something unusual. You might find it was just the piece you were looking for.