I finally got around to snapping a couple of photos of one of my latest projects. Just like the hanging planter bandwagon I jumped on a few weeks ago, I couldn't resist giving the tree stump table bandwagon a whirl. I'm so glad I did because now we have our very own tree stump table sitting on the front porch --it will likely make its way inside at some point. It holds my glasses of lemonade and Dustin's adult beverages brilliantly!
Of course this particular project took quite a bit more time, effort, and supplies than making my own plant hangers, but it was very satisfying. And no high dollar West Elm tree stump tables for me. No way!
I should mention that it also required help from the hubs (being pregnant got me out of having to do the real annoying part: applying coat after coat of polyurethane). Thanks, Dustin.
All you need is a tree stump, some sandpaper (we used a palm sander), a can of polyurethane (I chose a satin finish), a natural bristled brush for applying the polyurethane, and a little patience. And wahlah! You've got yourself a tree stump table.
*our tree stump was dried out when we got it. A kind neighbor passed it along after having it in his garage for a year or more. It is riddled with imperfections and noticeable woodpecker...uh... pecks? I especially love that part.
*I added some hardware to the bottom to make our table slide easily. I may add casters later on. Haven't decided.
*I think the total cost was around $20.
Have yourself a great weekend.
We're going to pick strawberries and garden and hit some yard sales. Can't wait.