West Elm also sells these beauts for $249 each.
The cost for mine, you ask? ZERO DOLLARS!
A tree fell on my in-laws' property and my father in-law was chopping up all the wood. I told him what I was looking for and he graciously obliged. Here's what I started with:
If you wanted to go "au naturel" you could certainly leave it as is, but I wanted a painted, brighter look, so I started removing the bark with a chisel and hammer. I had some help (see...even 4 year old princesses can do this!).
Once the bark was removed, I sanded it down with some course sandpaper.
I dusted it off and started painting. I had help with that as well...DIYers in training :)
If you're going for a more natural look, use polyurethane instead of paint.
Here's what you'll need:
- tree stump
- chisel and hammer (if removing bark)
- paint or polyurethane
This is a super simple project and only took a few hours.
Here's another stump idea from 17 Apart: