Before & After: Don't Get Stumped by This DIY

Merrill loves the organic, natural look of tree stumps as end tables, but doesn't love the price: individual tree stumps can cost hundreds of dollars. Luckily crafty Marril decided she could pull this off on her own.

From Merrill:

After tracking down some free tree stumps in good condition, the rest was a simple process. The bark was ripped off with a hammer and chisel and the stumps were sanded. Four coats of polyurethane were applied to finish them. The end product is better than I could have imagined. And my wallet is much happier!

Thank you Merrill!

(Image credits: Merrill Bradford)