I previously shared the simple side table that Jamison from Rogue Engineer built to accompany his baby daughter’s glider. Well that cute little table was moved to his son’s room as a bedside table, and Jamison and his wife again found themselves needing a table for the nursery. Jamison’s wife set her heart on a [...Read More]
Julie from Redhead Can Decorate lives surrounded by trees, so it’s no surprise that one eventually made its way into her home as a stump side table. The hardest part of this project for Julie was choosing a stump from her “collection.” She found an elm tree stump without bark and got to work debugging, [...Read More]
Amy at Joyful Daisy shares a fun tutorial in which she transformed a 20-year-old worn accent table into a whimsical wonder! She says, “It was oodles of fun as I drew my inspiration from all the wonderful furniture designs at Mackenzie Childs.” Using a two -tone painting technique, Amy was able to recreate their whimsical combination of color and design complete with the signature checkerboard design and gold dots.
Merril, the Girl of a Thousand Dreams, loves the organic, natural look of tree stump tables but not the price. Individual tables can go for hundreds of dollars. Merril had to have them though! After finding some free tree stumps in good condition, the process was very simple. The bark was removed and the stumps were sanded and finished with four coats of polyurethane. The results are much better than Merril could have imagined, and her wallet is much happier!
If you ever shop at Ballard you have undoubtedly seen their ceramic garden stools that make lovely little side tables. On a thrifting expedition with the girls, Myra from My Blessed Life scored a pair of oriental garden seats for only $14 – for the pair! She gave them a sleek, crisp look with some white spray paint and had herself the spitting image of Ballard’s garden seat. Seriously, can you get over the fact that they have EXACTLY the same pierced detail? Craaazy!