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hey there! I'm monica 

I pride myself on making amazing style and design accessible for everyone, regardless of location, budget, or ability! My design philosophy is rooted in authenticity + attainability - If I can do it, you can too! My work has been featured in countless publications, but I take the most pride in homeowners that have been personally inspired by my DIY ideas and have tried something in their own homes!

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This project comes to you courtesy of my little helper…
 Apparently, girl’s snow boots, plaid pj pants, and a hoodie are all the rage for DIY outfits!
Warning: This is a cool project, but done in a very non-blog, fancy-schmancy way. 
Here are our very official supplies… left over sample paints, spray paints, blue painters tape, and old brushes (don’t use your good, expensive ones)
 We used the tape to make some fun, simple designs… mind you that the average age of my helpers was about 3yrs.
 Then, we randomly slapped on paint carefully painted the first stump… the tape stayed in place pretty well, but make sure you wipe off any dirt from the stump before taping.
 Future bloggers and DIYers?
These crazy shades were the inspiration for the next stump
 Just some simple stripes…
 Some yellow spray paint courtesy of a new helper (bringing my average helper age up to 4 years)
 and voila! I would have done another coat or two, to make the color more solid, but I was trying not to be controlling mommy to let the kids do their own thing.
 Rolling over another stump to be beautified!
 Ok, so perhaps I didn’t let the kids help too much on this one…  Kira did paint the pink background, but then I used orange and yellow spray paint and some tape to make my little lady a cool stumpy seat! To make the “splotchy” looking circles, just hold the spray paint can about an inch from the surface and SPRAY! The result is a fun “splotch!”
 This project is a really neat way to put seating around your swing set or play area.  I love that we’re using stumps that came from our property.  The kids have been so excited to show everyone their very own DIY Stumpy Stools!
  Would you want to come and have a seat on our stumpy stools?  We have an extra for you!
Linking up to: Tip Junkie


The comments +

  1. I love this….so adorable & they look like they had a blast doing it! Visiting (already following) from the Tues. hop & wanted to invite you to link up with our “Fun in the Sun” Hop every Monday throughout the summer:

    http://www.sweetdivamj.com/2011/06/berries-of-blue-fun-in-summer-sun-link.html

    Blessings to you,
    Jill @ Sweet Diva
    http://sweetdivamj.com

  2. MusiK says:

    I love the stumpy stool idea! We have a tree coming down too, and this would be so fun for extra seating outside. Thanks for the inspiration.

  3. jlanders says:

    I only wish I had seen this before we cleaned up my recently fallen favorite tree 🙁 Stupid storms. Sigh. Alas, those stumps are already at the dump.

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