The Art of Doing Stuff

This past weekend my dad and husband came out to help my mom and I cut some small wood rounds for display ideas that we want to use in our booth at The Old School Market. Well, I have always wanted a stump side table like the ones pictured here, but I thought it was ridiculous to pay $200 for something that is readily available and couldn’t be too difficult to make. So on Sunday, when I spotted the end of a log, already missing it’s bark, I couldn’t pass it up. The men did a wonderful job sawing it off and lifting it into the trunk of the car (it is heavy!). Take a look at some of my inspiration and then see the real thing at the bottom of the post.

West Elm


Skona Hem via Birch & Bird

And here is my beauty! Forgive the bad lighting, it is stuck in the shop right now – I couldn’t move it even if I wanted to. I haven’t done anything to it yet, I think that will be a project for next week. I might follow some of the steps from this tutorial. It is so heavy that I may need to add some casters like the stool pictured above. I’ll try to remember to take some pictures of it when it’s done and in it’s proper home. I hope you all have a great day – tomorrow’s Friday!

One Response to Stumped.
  1. Colleen
    May 26, 2011 | 11:14 pm

    Awesome pictures…I have 3 stumps waiting to be “treated”!
    Pop over to Vintage Home to see the shoot out for Old School Market!
    See you soon!

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