This weekend I finished up one of my favorite types of DIY projects- an easy one! Last week I snagged a faux coral branch at a thrift store. The branch sits on a heavy pedistal, and I knew immediately it would make a fabulous jewelry display/catch all. The only problem- someone had painted it a heinous combination of white and purple.
I forgot to take a picture of the white coral branch before I painted it gold, but check out the crayola purple base it came with.
Of course I called in my favorite tool for this project, Rust-oleum. I personally think spraypaint can be used to solve 99% of the world's decorating problems. I used an antiqued metallic gold color for the coral branch, and industrial strength black enamel for the base. I hadn't used the industrial strength enamel product before and have to say- this stuff does the trick - goes on thick and leaves a super-shiny coat. Will definitely use it again.
I love the organic feel of the coral branches against the warm gold color of my jewelry. The jewelry pops like colorful blossoms on a tree.
Any favorite ideas for displaying your jewelry?