This is a super easy quick project that costs next to nothing, wont stump you, and will make you smile for sure. Here is what you’ll need, how to do it, and what it costs:
Materials: purchased at True Value
A stump: FREE
Wiring, we got ours at Ikea: $4
Lamp Shade (optional): $10
Tools: 1 1/4 ” Hole bit: $10
1 1/4″ thick metal electrical pipe” $8
These photos really do the talking for us! Drill a hole down the center of the whole length of the stump with the 1 1/4″ hole bit. Decide what you want to be the top and the bottom of the stump. On the bottom of the stump, rout away space where the cord can fit in so the stump fits flat on your surface. Shove the pipe in the top, and then feed the cord through the top. Add your bulb and lamp shade – and you are set!
You can modify this however you want. We are thinking about spray painting the stump white, or covering the stump in a polyurethane. This stump we placed in the mudroom, and have been playing with other methods for the bedroom and maybe even the kitchen. We decided to work with stumps after a large storm in New York knocked down a bunch of trees and people were throwing them away. Have you found a good use for a stump? We would love to know! We love natural wood, and are trying to create new ways to use stumps in design, beyond the obvious.
Lets get legal: We were one of the 10 bloggers True Value has chosen to work on The Blog Squad , and we are way excited to take on the challenge of showing you exciting DIY projects. They have compensated us for our time and writing, and provided materials for the projects we have worked on. However, our opinions are entirely our own and we have not been paid to publish positive comments. Did we mention we are excited to show you our DIY Blog Squad Projects?
Original Article: joeyandlana.com
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