Kate was decorating a forest themed bedroom for her son, so she began (where else?) at the woodpile. Step 1: "scream at creepy-crawlies."
After selecting her log, she let it dry in the sun for several days and then got to work sanding, sanding and more sanding until it was smooth. The final step was a coat of wax to give it a nice glow.
See more at Kate's Creative Space.
Thank you Kate!