While cutting down a tree is a relatively simple task removing the stump is a different matter and so it is often left in the ground. While some people may consider this an eyesore others have found ingenious ways of converting it into a sometimes quirky feature. The article quoted below which I found on the Hometalk website has eleven pictures of recycled trunks and tree stumps.
We don’t know what it is about tree stumps that we love so much – maybe the natural texture, the joy of reusing materials, or the fact that they’re completely free. Whatever the reason, we LOVE them, and we know you do too, which is why we collected some inspiring and crazy cool pictures of tree stump upcycles that you’d better not miss!
1. Tree Stump Planter
Hollow out a fallen tree, add a couple drainage holes, fill it with potting soil, and then just add colorful plants. It couldn’t be easier – or more beautiful!
2. Mini Fairy Home
A tree stump is the perfect spot for an extravagant fairy lodge, especially after a staircase and a couple pieces of furniture have been added.
3. Chic Coffee Table
Turn cut tree trunks into chic coffee tables to add a touch of natural texture to your living room. Leave them natural, add a paint-dipped effect, or give them a full color makeover.