Here's Ana again, who's got an idea about what to do with an eyesore. Take a look and give us your thoughts in the comments

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When Jody moved into her 1960s ranch in Northeast Austin, she was at a loss as to what to do about a huge stump at the edge of her patio. Removing it would've been expensive and time-consuming, so she decided to make the best of it. Since she often hosts backyard barbecues, she realized it would make the perfect cooler...

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She got out her chain saw (talk about no fear of power tools) and sliced away chunks of wood that were jutting into the stump's main cavity.
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Then she used a heavy duty garbage bag to hold the ice ...
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... and added locally produced beer, including Shiner and Independence ale.
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(If you try this yourself, don't forget the safety glasses since wood chips can be unpredictable.)

-- Ana