Sunday, April 18, 2010

From Stump to Crazy Quiltish Table

For those of you that visit my blog often I've been talking about this project for quite a while -

and now -

All those broken dishes and stumps from our tree removal have turned into a funky little side table in our kitchen garden.

It was a fun project and easy to do, but I have a lot to learn.  I think a pair of tile nippers might have helped a little and boy did I put on way too much grout.
I had the perfect pillow to use on the bench thanks to Amy at Into Vintage.  
And the kitchen garden is nearly completely planted.  

I'll be linking up today 
I hope you can see some of the other amazing projects and transformations at both these blog parties.

And thank you for stopping by!  Your visits are always such a treat!


  1. I've never seen a mosaic stump before ... what a delightful project. It came out great for you. Enjoy it often!

  2. Oh that turned out so cute!!! Great job. I would think tile nippers would be helpful but you made that stump 'purty'!!

  3. I LOVE THAT TABLE YOU MADE. What is most impressive is the fact that you recycled something that most people would of dug up and thrown away. Good for you!!!!!



  4. What a cute idea for a table. Now that is recycling!

  5. That table is so cute! I may just have to chop down a tree. :)

  6. I love your stump is very sweet....blessings

  7. What a clever idea! I wish I had seen that before we had all of our stumps ground (very expensive, and a major hole in the lawn!) We have lost so may white birch trees, and this would have been perfect. Unfortunately, we have another lovely birch that appears to be dying, so I will definitely keep this in mind should we lose it completely.

  8. It's lovely and so whimsical. It looks great with the bench. Your kitchen garden is turning into a pretty special place!

  9. Love your mosaic table it's a great proyect. Congratulations!!!


  10. Being a tile setters wife..yes..tile nippers would of sped up your work..and saved your fingers. I am sorry I didn't suggest it. I forget, not everybody has these things sitting
    It looks awesome!! You will have everyone in your neighborhood cutting down trees to have one!

    Cindy from Rick-Rack and Gingham

  11. Oh, this is as cute as can be! I'm so impressed with your work.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  12. And it just looks so cute sittin there with the nice pitcher of lemonade! Who woulda thought to use a stump. You are just clever!

  13. My neighbor tiled her entry floor using old china. I thought that was a unique idea until I saw your stump! It's darling and a perfect spot to place an iced pitcher of lemonade while you work on your next project!! Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog.
    Happy Monday dear friend!!

    Susan and Bentley

  14. Love it! We want a stump table..Did you put a clear finish on the stump like varnish to protect it?
    Thanks for sharing...
    Laura and Michele

  15. Oh my gosh.........that is so darn clever. I LOVE it. I wouldn't have thought of that in a million-zillion years.

    Have a wonderful week.

    Warm blessings,

  16. Your table turned out so cute, what a great idea to add the broken dishes!!

  17. Now! This is just tooo darn cute! What a clever idea. LOVE IT! I think you did a great job!


  18. The table turned out sooo pretty! And that gorgeous pitcher and glass looks perfect sitting on it too. You're turning your kitchen garden into a little piece of paradise!
    Happy Monday!

  19. Beautifully done! Your table is absolutely charming & a perfect addition to your garden!

    Love that pitcher & glass, by the way--I need to find those!

    Thanks for sharing these pictures--inspiring!

    Hope you have a beautiful day!

  20. Your little table turned out sooo cute! And what a story behind it.:)

  21. That's such a great idea - love it! You are a busy bee :-0

  22. So cheerful for outdoors. -- Jane F

  23. Oh I just love the mosaic stump! Very cool green decor! The pillow is perfect too. A kitchen garden? Wow, your too good girl! I'm doing good to have one little rose bush. Lisa
    PS Oh yes, I do have some basil & rosemary in a pot. Can I call that a kitchen garden? LOL

  24. I love this! What a clever idea. I wish I had a stump. Beautiful tile job.

  25. What an incredible stump table and a great idea! Breakage is always going to happen. You have came up with a great way to put the broken pieces to work and salvage stumps as well. :) I really, really like it and will now be on the lookout for different size stumps...once we move, of course. :)

  26. I have been saving broken china forever, thinking I was going to do something similar to this. Yours turned out great. Thanks for the inspiration. laurie

  27. What a wonderful table! It turned out really great.


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