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Color Blocked Stump Table

Fuschia plant on stump table with color blocked

We had a gorgeous weekend, Saturday was a bit cold, but yesterday the temps went a bit higher and it was a delight to work on some projects in the backyard.

I got into lots of little projects for the final phase of my patio makeover. If you're new here, let me tell you, this year I'm participating in the Home Depot's Patio Style Challenge which is going strong! You can check all the wonderful makeovers already on their site right HERE, a really good way to gather ideas and inspiration for your own home. My patio makeover will be there soon. ;)

red and white and black family room

One of those little projects was to inject new life into a pair of stump tables I've had for years.
We were visiting my sister-in-law's vacation home in New Hampshire when a crew arrived to their property to cut some trees. Well, we came back home with a pair of logs that I immediately converted into tables.

At the time I was into strong colors, black, red, and lots of contrast. I gave the logs a really dark stained treatment as you can see in the above picture.  Ha, I now wish I'v done nothing to them!

rug covering stump table

Pretty soon I got tired of the dark stain and took the logs to the garage, there they stay for a couple of years. Last June when in need of a little table, I brought one of them and wrapped it in a rug, ahhh so much better! You can see that makeover right HERE.
Though, that makeover didn't last long. A month ago, I took the rug off and converted it into pillows. Yeah, my wacky ways of repurposing stuff. :D

logs tables

So, both logs went back to the old dark stain treatment.

Patio Makeover with stump table with color blocked treatment and fuschia plant

But, while looking for side tables for the patio, the logs looked like the perfect thing.
Two coats of outdoor gray paint followed by a block of white and they look amazing!
As usual, the power of paint is incredible, they look fresh and so good.

pink and purple flowers of fuschia plant

I got this fuschia plant that I'm totally drooling all over it. Those flowers are SO pretty!

patio makeover

What a striking complement to my stump tables. ;)

white and grey stump table with green and white planters

I can't wait to share the whole patio  makeover with you guys. Stay tuned!

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  1. Love the flowers! ANd so happy to hear about your progress with the patio challenge. I can't wait to see your projects and the final reveal. I know I'll be taking notes and then getting to work myself. Congrats on doing the challenge! Hang in there!!! Susie from The Chelsea Project

  2. Maravilhosa flor! linda mesmo>By

  3. I love what you did with the tree stumps. Either way you can't go wrong with any of those looks. I do like them in white and looks great on your porch.

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