Monday, September 5, 2011

Tree Stump Coffee Table

Hello Friends!

Happy Labor Day to you all!
i am so excited to get this post up today and to finally share with you what i brought back from my Yosemite trip..
We had such a wonderful time and if you have ever been there before, then you'll understand when i say that it was just magical!

What i brought back was not something i purchased from any store but rather something i found.
With all the huge pine trees and pinecones that cover the Yosemite grounds, I was so inspired for the upcoming Fall.
i was lucky enough to come across a huge pile of old tree stumps on one of the trails behind the cabin we rented for the week.
It was instant for me, i knew they would have a new life in my home.
i sorted through the pile and picked out two of my favorites and carried them back to our cozy little cabin.

i've been on the hunt for a unique coffee table for quite some time now.
i was looking for something i could take out of it's original context and make my own or just something really special and different.
With the winter season around the corner, this coffee table couldn't be more appropriate.
Just last night we threw some logs on the fire..
we've been experiencing some cold and chilly nights here... burr!

once i got them home i made sure to check for little buggies...
and i also hosed them down.

My future plan for the winter is to change out the jute rug for a sheep skin rug

Just in case you were wondering..
My new authentic German grain sack is from Maria's wonderful shop Dreamy Whites Online..
it is the perfect accessory to drape over my couch.
The gorgeous taper holders and cute mini latte bowls are from Anthropologie

Today was official the last day of summer for us.
The girls start pre-school tomorrow.
it's going to be an emotional week for me with my babies gone at school, luckily they're only gone two days a week.
This will free up some time get some projects done and once again to come around and visit my favorite blogs and maybe even discover some new ones!
i miss talking to you!

I hope you have a wonderful week my friends!

until next time,



  1. WOW! I love the nature in your livingroom. It looks so cosy and good! :) Lovely and inspiering. This was great! Your header is good. I like the simple way.

  2. I LOVE these! Looks perfect for Fall and the pieces you'v chosen to put on top look perfect with the rusticness of the stumps! Perfect! I want to do this!

  3. Your living room looks gorgeous!xo Rachel

  4. What a pretty room! I've been think of the stump thing too. We have some big peeled logs in our garage and I've been wondering if we should cut them up and use them for little tables :)

  5. Wonderful idea! They look great in that gorgeous room. Magazine worthy...

  6. They are lovely! But, just so you know, if your cabin was on National Park property, it is illegal to take things from the park. They take these sorts of thing pretty seriously and aren't afraid of charging/arresting violators. If it was on private property and you had permission from the proprietor that's a whole other matter (and then I say, three cheers!) but if not please reconsider next time.

  7. Hi, and thank you for your concern!
    Yes, these were absolutely on private property and taken with owners approval!
    Thank you so much for bringing up such an important matter!
    Have a great day everybody!
    hugs, Cheryl

  8. Stunning! It looks so much like a country magazine picture...better!!, because they couldn't have thought of this adorable idea from nature's best! Gorgeous living room! Hugs, FABBY

  9. Very cool. I actually bought one of these not long ago with our initials etched in (mine, hubby, and kids). We love it.
    I like the idea of 2!
    Well done!

    ~ Meredith From A Mother Seeking

    A Mother Seeking...

    This week, "When Life Hands You Lemons..."

  10. Fantastic! I never would have thought that 2 tree stumps could look so chic! :) I love the teal bowls with the roses. Such pretty pictures!


  11. Well, darlin' girl, you need to send these photos to a decorating country magazine. The tables really put it over the top. Good job.

  12. Great! I'm so glad--sometimes people aren't very considerate about these things and when they see others doing them... well... I've seen some crazy stuff in the park system. Thanks for clarifying. And, for the record, I really do like them and your styling!

  13. Hi my sweet Cheryl! It feels like I haven't talked to you in ages!
    The stumps look great...I have a couple at home that I want to paint white but seeing them the way you have them I might have to leave them as is.
    Thank you so much for stopping by today, it means so much to me!

  14. Hi! I have to say that I didn't even make it through your entire post before I hit the follow button----I am IN LOVE with your style! I adore everything about these stumps! In fact I just had a friend give me a few this past weekend and I have been thinking about how to use them just have for sure inspired me! I feel so lucky that you linked up to Lucy and My co-hosted party so that I could get to know you! :o)
    Jaime from Crafty Scrappy Happy

  15. Love the tree stumps, I've used them in the yard with a piece of sandstone on top. They look perfect in your room, thanks for sharing, Laura Cottage and Broome

  16. This is so beautiful--love the natural elements. looks so peaceful!

  17. Gorgeous! And your photos are just so beautiful! What a wonderful way to use nature in your home.


  18. LOVE your rustic coffee table! So cool! I am so amazed and inspired everytime I visit your blog!

  19. Hi Cheryl,
    I am so in love with your rustic coffee table!!! I adore your style, truly beautiful!!
    Hope your doing well sweet friend!

  20. Oh I love those tree-coffee-tables!!
    They look perfect in your home with your decor!
    How creative and natural!
    Thinking of you while your little ones go off to pre-school...your joy will come from their happiness in something new for them!
    Hugs from one Momma to another Momma xo

    Deborah xoxoxo

  21. Love, love the coffee tables... what a clever and
    fresh idea. No cost too! Your blog is beautiful!

    Flora Doora

  22. I love the 'coffee table!' The natural element just looks so good! You have a very good eye for styling your looks amazing! Coming over from WOW us Wed! Christie at Three Pixie Lane

  23. They turned out great! When I was in college my roomie and I wanted to do something similar so we climbed into a field and got this huge stump narrowly escaping a charging bull we hadn't noticed! When we got it back home it was full of termites...they are like the plague here in Texas! But after 30+ years I still have a fun memory of that fall day in Nacogdoches!

  24. Hi, Cheryl! I am visting today from Faded Charm Cottage. Your blog is lovely, and I am your newest follower. I would for you to join me at my blog, Art @ Home. You have lots of great textures and colors going on in your living room. It is so pretty!

    Ricki Jill

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  27. I love this idea! Stumps as little tables.... YES. So beautiful.

    Kate from Clear the Way

  28. Gorgeous! Do you mind if I share this on my blog in a post on coffee tables with full return links?
    Thanks! Emma xxx