Tree stumps, used individually or clustered together, function as low tables in a living room. A coat of enamel paint applied to the tops serves a dual purpose: It adds a jolt of color and creates a smooth, sealed surface. Furniture gliders can be attached to protect the floor.

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How to do it

Part 1

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Step 1

Using the electric sander, prepare the surface of the stump. Sand, changing from coarse to medium to fine paper, until the top is smooth.

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Step 2

If there are holes on the surface, use wood filler to conceal them. Let dry, and then rub the surface lightly by hand with fine sandpaper.

Step 3

With a paintbrush, apply wood primer to top surface, painting from the outside edges inward to keep primer from dripping down sides. Let dry, then sand lightly by hand with extra-fine paper.

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Step 4

With other brush, apply enamel paint to top, again painting from the outside toward center. Let dry 2 to 3 days.

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Step 5

Sand lightly by hand with fine paper. Apply another light coat of enamel. Let dry for at least 2 days.

Step 6

To create feet, hammer furniture gliders into base.

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