Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Side Table Needed- Bring In The Stump

There are still some items missing from the nursery, one of them being a side table for next to the rocker. Bring in this beauty...
A few months ago a wonderful client called to tell me that there were stumps on her street and volunteered to grab some for me. Of course I said yes and she has been holding on to these for months for me.
Last week I picked them up and this brings us to the part of the story that really Patrick should narrate. I had warned him of my next plan for the nursery- a stump side table- but what he was thinking when he opened my car and found the trunks I am sure would be a great comic relief.
Apparently there is a lot that goes into getting a stump from its natural state to a state suitable for home use, especially when the space it will be used in belongs to a baby. I will let you know what I find out and how this progresses. Needless to say this will be one of those things that will completed post baby arrival. I can't wait to for the finished product though, the lines in this one I hope will be fabulous!

9 comments:

A Perfect Gray said...

I'm your kind of crazy. I want to do this! I'm just looking for the right one -although you might have the harder job since yours is for a little one...good luck! donna

lizziefitz said...

Hope this helps:)))
http://www.anythingpretty.com/2011/06/stumped.html

Luciane at HomeBunch.com said...

This is so cool! I'm not sure if I'd do that but I think it's a great idea, Marianne! :

Have a great day!

xo

Luciane at HomeBunch.com

under spanish moss said...

This is wonderful! We have a tree stump that was from an austrailian cypress tree that we are working to make into a coffee table!

Awesome Idea!

Have a Terrific Tuesday

XO,
Renee and Angela

lemondropdreams said...

I did this in the guest room of my mom's house. It turned out great, now my husband wants one for the man room!

-Katie Waddell said...

I just did this last month! Although my stump was already stripped of it's bark. Here is the link to my project (which also includes a link to a tutorial done with a stump just like yours...good luck!
http://katiewaddell.blogspot.com/2011/08/tree-stump-side-table.html

LindsB said...

hahah, I'm just picturing his face as he opens the trunk.

Cant wait to see how these look after!

Ashley said...

I've always wanted to try this project from Martha Stewart--perhaps it will work in the nursery:

http://www.marthastewart.com/270888/tree-table

Brooke said...

HARRY BEAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Look at that angel! Love stumps too. xoxo