This west elm Tree Stump Stool ($149) caught my eye in the photo of west elm contest winner Kavi484's newly furnished digs. I hadn't seen it on west elm's website before, and wondered why. I asked our trusty west elm design expert, Angel, and she gave me the deets. The stool is made from a real tree, and is so heavy that it's only available in west elm stores. I'd seen tree stumps painted in a bold red high gloss paint and used similarly as stools in a recent issue of Domino and have since had the project on my to-do list. Would you buy the stool or try to do it yourself?