Decorating With Stumps When You are Stumped

I have this weird angled wall in our foyer/entryway area that you see right when you walk in the front door.  I knew I wanted something tall, thin, unexpected and inexpensive.  And it sat empty for a long time until I saw these two fat stumps with the bark already removed at Angela’s house.  I begged her to let me pay for them.  I even wrote her a check.  She told me her husband would have paid me to take them away and then tore up my check.

I envisioned sanding them and painting them glossy white.  But I put them in the house “for now” just to see.  And I liked them so much that I pulled in a third skinny branch stump from our fallen tree.    That one even has an arm for purse or sweater hanging.

Stumps are an easy solution for my tiny awkward wall.  I still think they would look great painted white but I like them natural too.  Maybe stumps aren’t your thing~they aren’t Angela’s thing either {here’s her thing if you are wondering} and we are still great friends. However, there’s something to be said about thinking about unique solutions.   I’m glad I didn’t go out and buy something for this area, I can’t think of anything that would have made such a creative statement for free.

Many times, the best ideas come from leaving something empty and being patient.

And if we ever have a heating crisis, I can just burn them and keep our family warm.

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  1. I noticed in a later post your mirror above stumps is grayish. What color did you use to achieve that look? I also have rice grain walls and want to bring in some gray. Thanks!

  2. I really love your tree stump idea. We had some stumps removed a little while back, and we weren’t sure what to do with it after. However, after seeing your article, we found a perfect place to use it for decoration.

  3. Wow, this post is nice, my sister is analyzing these things, therefore I am going to inform her.

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