Affordable DIY Decorating Ideas:
Your home speaks about who you are, a modernist with minimalistic needs or a contemporary in love with the rustic world. How you decorate your house mirrors your creativity and style. The exquisitely done interiors of your home make your home feel warm and welcoming. However, this doesn’t mean that a lot of money has been spent on decorating your home. With affordable DIY decoration ideas, you can use for a fantastic looking home.
Here are some affordable DIY decoration ideas:
Tree Stump Table
- Tree stump
- Sandpaper (medium and fine grit)
- Polyurethane to give a nice sheen to the tree stump.
- Table legs available at the hardware store or
- Drill and appropriate bits
- Get a stump – Source a wood stump from a lumber shop that deals cut trees. Once you get the wood stump to get it cut with a saw. Measure the height of the legs of the table ad accordingly decide on the height of the table.
- Allow your stump to dry out for at least a month – This is probably the most challenging step in the whole procedure.
- Leave the stump to dry outdoors for some time before getting it indoors. If the stump was already cut and dried then you can start making your table straight away.
- You have to remove the bark – Once dried, remove the bark from the tree. With a hammer and a pry bar remove the bark of the tree from the stump. Once the stump is cleared off the bark, the table is ready for the next step.
- The stump now needs to be sanded to get all the little hairs and slivers off it – To do this you need to use some sandpaper of any grit and start scrubbing till all the fine hairs and splinters are removed and the stump is smooth to touch.
- Once the stump is smooth, wipe it with a damp cloth to remove any residue.
- Flip the stump – Once smoothened, flip the tree stump over to place the legs.
- Each leg comes with a bracket that can be screwed into the base of the table.
- Place the legs on the underside of the stump – Mark the position
of the legs on the stump base so that they are equidistant.
- Mark the holes with a marker or pencil and drill the holes at the places marked. Once all the holes are drilled, place the legs and brackets back on the stump and screw them into place.
- Take some wood stain and wipe it onto the light portion of your wood with some paper towel.
- Allow the stain to soak in and dry.
- Seal the whole stump – Take polyurethane and brush the tree stump. It gets really dark, but will lighten up once the finish sinks in and dries.
- Once the first coat dries, gently sand off any bumps. Sand gently. Apply at least 2-3 coats of the paint on the sides and a minimum of 6 coats on the top of the stump as the top absorbs a lot of the paint. Allow the coats to dry out completely between applying coats.
Your affordable DIY decorating idea of a tress stump table is ready to be placed in the living room and grab the attention of the guests.