I’ve been wanting some tree stump end tables for ages. My problem has been that I live near the city, and don’t have access to things like trees and chainsaws anymore. There is a little place near my house though that sells firewood. One day I stopped in to see if they had any good stumps, and how much they’d be. I struck gold. The guy who ran the place was interested in my project, and when I told him I wanted the bark to stay on to add texture, he suggested some honey locust hard wood he had -let’s hope he was right. I went in for one stump, but the only thing better than one great stump is, of course, two. So I went for it and got two. He cut one to make it a little shorter for me, so I’d have two heights.
Next I headed to Home Depot and picked up a primer designed to cover the natural wood tannins, and some gloss white paint.
After letting them dry out a bit for a few weeks, I sanded the tops of the them smooth, and primed and painted them. I covered the bottom with some white felt to help protect the floors.
I love, love, love how they turned out. I think they’re even cooler than the West Elm version.
I set them up as little tables in my dining room, and love how they look with our woodland theme for Christmas. Perhaps after Christmas I’ll move them into the living room, or family room as a coffee table.
While I was at Target awhile ago, I saw this little squirrel and thought he’d be so cute on my stumps. I found a pretty milk glass bowl thrifting and decided to fill it with silver walnuts I spray painted for my squirrel.
With my DIY tree stump end tables, life is really a party!
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