DIY Tree Stump Tables

tree stump tables

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!
tree stump tables

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Painted Garden Stool

ballard knock off garden stool

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!

ballard knock off garden stool

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Rustic X End Table

rustic x side table

First came the rustic x console table… Then the coffee table… Of course, Hillary from The Friendly Home needed a side table to complete her set! Hillary scaled down Ana White’s plans for the coffee table, but Ana now has plans available specific to Hillary’s end table. Yippee! Hillary again finished off the piece with [...Read More]

Two-Drawer Side Table

ballard inspired side table

Cher-Ann at Designs by Studio C followed Design Confidential plans to build her own Ballard-inspired side table. The build provided the perfect opportunity for Cher-Ann to finally try mixing up a batch of homemade chalk paint.  To achieve a vintage finish, she applied petroleum jelly in places she didn’t want the paint to adhere and [...Read More]

Two Tone Vintage Table

When obsessively browsing the May issue of Country Living, Bethany from Pitter and Glink saw a vintage table that she just HAD TO HAVE!  There was nowhere to buy it because it was a vintage piece, but Bethany says she probably couldn’t have afforded it even if it was for sale.  So with the help [...Read More]

Round Side Table

You know Ashley from Shanty 2 Chic couldn’t stop with building just a fabulous new coffee table for her living room! And why would she when she’s got the skills to add a pair of gorgeous new side tables to the mix? Following plans from Ana White, Ashley built her tables for only $25 a [...Read More]

Modern Bedside Table

After becoming slightly obsessed with side tables (and noticing the common thread that store-bought tables are uber short), Katie from Matsutake went on an endeavor to make her own. Katie turned to a cardboard building tube, two wooden circles, and strips of shiny vinyl to create her modern table for only $27. Katie says, “…it’s [...Read More]

Rolling Sofa Table

I so love the simplicity and functionality of this little sofa table built by Ana White. Need a place to set your snack? Your laptop? How about a magazine? This table has you covered, rolling quickly to your aid and pulling up snugly to the sofa! As f that’s not enough, the simple design makes [...Read More]