Ombre DIY Stump Side Table

DIY Stump Side Table —  Add a new touch to your home with one of these DIY Ombre Stump Side Tables!

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I’ve been swooning over stump side tables for a while now but, call me crazy. I can’t seem to justify their $200+ asking price (see here) for a stump of wood.

However, thanks to Craigslist and a little perseverance I have no reason to fret these ridiculous prices!

For less than $15 worth of supplies and some internet stalking (one of my specialties, thank you), I made two DIY Ombre Stump Side Tables.

I also styled them two different ways in my living room to give you an idea of how you can incorporate them into your home.

Here’s how–

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Materials Needed To Make An Ombre DIY Stump Side Table

  • Wooden stump
  • Sand paper
  • Spray polyurethane (in a matte finish)
  • Scrub brush
  • Gold spray paint (optional)

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How To Make An Ombre DIY Stump Side Table

First and foremost, snag yourself a few free stumps. You can do this by checking your local Craigslist, newspaper, ad bulletin, or you can go trek the forest if you’d like. Most people are giving it away to whoever will pick it up, and in this case, that’s you.

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Try and find stumps that already have the bark removed and are cut as close to level as possible to that you don’t need to do anything other than sand the rough parts down a bit.

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Once you’ve picked your stumps, give them a good brush to get all of the excess pieces and dirt off. You can even wipe them down if you need to.

Next, sand them down to the desired finish and smoothness that you’d like.

Now that you’ve sanded them, turn them upside down and spray paint the bottoms a color of your choice, fading it upwards.

Once the color is dry, flip them over and give them a few coats of polyurethane so that the wood will hold up to wear a tear a bit better.

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When they’re dry, you can go to town styling them. And considering they’re practically free, I’m sure you’ll find lots of places to put them!

 

 

40 thoughts on “Ombre DIY Stump Side Table”

  1. You have shared such a great idea and I am going to share it on https://sawadviser.com/
    .It is a real beauty and I am going to apply it as soon as possible.

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  14. Love it! I’ve been meaning to do a log table DIY for awhile – I have some logs in my backyard just waiting to become something lovely like this!

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  15. My husband would probably not be impressed with altering the colour of wood, but I LOVE that touch of gold!!

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  16. I’ve SO wanted to know if this was doable after seeing so many in magazines and catalogs. Thanks for breaking it down for us!

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  17. THANK YOU for posting this! We actually have a ton of wood in our backyard. We lost a tree in a storm a few weeks ago. I will totally be using this tutorial!

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