Tell me I’m not the only person who gets excited when they see a pile of tree stumps sitting by the road. Adam never stops, but when I see them, my wheels start spinning with all the fabulous things that I could do with them.
So even though it was sad that the HUGE birch tree in Laura and Cody’s backyard had to come down (it was rotten and got hit pretty bad by a storm), we both immediately started talking about what we could do with the stumps.
Look at these beauties! They will use a lot of it for firewood, but Laura has given me permission to claim a few. I’m sure I won’t do anything with them until after baby boy comes, but I see stump tables, trivets, and artwork in my future!
And because I’m a visual person, here are some of the ideas I’m considering for decorating with tree stumps:
How gorgeous are these painted tree slices from Country Living?
The Nester recently updated her stump table with paint and gold upholstery tacks. Love!
Why not paint a tree slice with chalkboard paint? via Olive Manna
Or hollow out a branch and use as a vase. via California Home Design
Add wire legs to a tree slice for a rustic/modern table. via Emily Henderson
I definitely see some tree trunk candle holders in my future. via Happier Homemaker
Is anyone else inspired by random things like tree stumps? Have you made anything cool with them? I’d love to know!