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Monday, October 18, 2010

Who Says Jewelry Doesn't Grow on Trees?

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?


christine {bijouandboheme} said...

Gorgeous- well done! I have no jewelery display and think I might have to try something like this- it looks so pretty on your gold tray and I agree about your thoughts on spraypaint- thank god it exists!!

Barbara said...

I just found your blog when I was Googling Simrane in Paris. I love that store! have such a nice blog. My daughter sometimes shows jewelry made by a good friend in her NYC gallery and they used driftwood. Natural, not painted.

Anonymous said...

Please sell this to me!! List it on your marketplace. That is so cool!!

Shelly said...

I wish I was even able to display my jewelry! I have WAY too much! I'm a jewelry hoarder I'm afraid. I love how your branch looks though. And can I go jewelry shopping at your place? Love those turquoise earrings!

Jenn @ Living Luxe for Less said...

Oh I love this...and I love your jewelry! What a beautiful way to display your jewelry, and you have such a pretty collection!

Brianna said...

beautiful! I love seeing unique jewelry displays, I repurposed a votive chandelier for earrings and necklaces by spray painting it.

David Dailey said...

Van Cleef, Michelle, and Yurman oh my...nice collection!

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