Tuesday, January 18, 2011

When Life Gives You Lemons...

I eluded to a big dead tree in our backyard months ago when we first moved in. And without going into too many details, I'll just say that this thing has been a bear to deal with {aka we didn't see it before closing, this tree has been dead for some time, the previous owners knew it and it leans towards a playground}. It was with a huge sigh of relief that we proclaimed timber this week!


Long ago, we decided that we had to make the best of the situation. Especially with all the things that have been surprises to us since we moved in.

Cozying up to a fire is one of our favorite weekend activities, so we decided to keep the wood. And while we were sorting and chopping this weekend, it dawned on me that we could really turn lemons into lemonade.

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Taking inspiration from Pottery Barn and West Elm, I thought, we can do that! {These things sell for upwards of $200+}.
Enter Martha. I knew I could count on her for some DIY tips for this project. Turns our there are lots of clever folk out there that offer advice {try here, here and here}. And since this project will definitely take some time to complete I thought I would leave you with some images of how I hope it will turn out. Fingers crossed!

{decor images via 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6}

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Meg said...

Oh man megan, I know what a mission that is with trees...they are a lot of work! We had to trim all of ours after we moved in and it was very expensive. Your stump will be awesome! I bought one and love mine! You'll have to set it on something thought because they have so much moisture in them, i set mine directly on my wood floors for a while and it was moldy after a few weeks when I moved it, now I just bunched up a trash bag under it that it sits on! Good luck, cant' wait to see how it turns out! :)

The Southland Life said...

Good luck with your stump :) What a great idea!

Andrea of House of White said...

I can't wait to see the finished product! What a great idea - this will be a piece you'll love forever!

Anonymous said...

that is a fabulous idea!!

on a side note...you might want to check or treat for termites just in case...

nanne

caycee said...

Megan I just found your blog, and girl I am so smitten!!! Your kitchen is to die for, as is you entire home!!!

Say hello to your newest follower, cant wait to catch up!

Loving this stump idea!!!

SHERRY HART said...

I found a piece of wood like that somewhere [?] and I painted it white. It is in my bedroom and people ask me where I got it all the time!

Renee said...

LOVE this idea! Can't wait to see how it turns out!

paula said...

I have a large one on our porch. so far I have managed to remove the bark. Still need to sand like crazy and seal. Have fun with yours!

Kris in VA said...

What a great idea, from the queen of good ideas! I think one would look pretty good in our house in Michigan. What do you think??
Hugs

mandyface said...

i LOVE natural elements indoors! great post!

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