Branching out

After an especially windy day here in Colorado (70 mph gusts), I was scampering around our yard, picking up fallen branches. Then inspiration hit me. Armed with branches and a $2.69 can of spraypaint, I created these. In between signing refinance papers that our broker brought over, mind you (Now's a great time to refinance by the way! We locked in a phenomenal rate just last week.)
I'm not sure what he thought of me running in and out to apply another coat of spraypaint. Eh, the fumes wafting in eventually gave us all a nice buzz.


{poor branches}
{2 coats of Rustoleum spray paint in Colonial Red (glossy)}


recycled glass vase: an $8 find at HomeGoods last summer

white lotus votive holders: Z Gallerie (There's 3 of them & they were on the dining room table up until last month; then I got the itch to move them.)

25 comments:

  1. Love this idea! The end result looks fabulous in your home, too!

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  2. Love it! That day was ridiculous, but look at you making the best of it!

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  3. I adore this look, and have seriously been considering this look in my dining room.

    BTW, I have those leave flower tea light holder in blue! Love them!

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  4. loving the look! I think I have the same mirror!

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  5. I don't think you could have done anything better with those branches! They're beautiful!

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  6. Isn't it amazing what you can do with a can of spray paint? It looks amazing, and I envision yellow once Spring arrives!

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  7. You are so clever Freckles! Love the branches and I love the white votive holders more - they create such great contrast! As always - your style is impeccable :)

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  8. this is so beautiful. i love it. did you have trouble with the paint soaking in and losing color? i tried spraying some white once, and they needed several coats. the brown kept showing through.

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  9. Love them, but I think I love the vase even more!

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  10. I need to do this quick..great idea. I love posts like this! More please!

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  11. Love it! I'm so very tempted to steal that idea. lol I agree that it would great in yellow too!

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  12. Clever girl! It looks stunning.

    jbhat

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  13. HELLO! How gorgeous is this and it was FREE! It's perfect against the gray wall color! ***sigh***

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  14. Awesome! BTW, what rate did you get??? Just curious...I've been debating the refi. I'm at 5.75 and haven't found anything lower than 5-5.25 yet.

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  15. P.S. Sorry if I'm being too nosey...if you don't want to answer, completely understand!

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  16. Awww you guys rock my world! I tell ya, it's the best $2.69 I ever spent =)

    Jannypie! Thx for dropping by (I've been a lurker on yours--tsk, tsk, bad FC!) The branches really soaked up the first coat of paint. I went a little heavier on the 2nd coat b/c I wanted that lacquered, glossy look. That did the trick.

    Michael~ I don't mind at all! We locked in 4.85% last Tuesday. Crazy huh? I couldn't believe it. I kept saying SHUT UP in shock to our broker guy.

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  17. Looks great, FC! Very Mrspaz-esque on the nest. Remember her bio?

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  18. Love the branches! What a good idea!

    I am also in Colorado. I'm about sick of the wind!!

    Glad I happened upon your blog. ;)

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  19. Looks great! I love how vibrant that color is against the gray/tan wall! :)

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  20. Ok, that rate rocks!!!! I need to start looking into this. Phenomenal!

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  21. You are way too creative!!!! C&B would hire you in a heartbeat. I hope you had a good new years, it was great catching up with you!!

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  22. Strangely enough, I just picked up some more branches this week as well. I had some silver ones in a tall vase next to the hearth for years, but they were looking a little worse for wear ( the kittens loved to eat them when they were babies). Oddly enough, one of the offices was doing a storage room clean out and had a huge vase of red and white branches with glitter, that they were throwing out. I snatched those babies up, for the low cost of NADA. I do however love the look of your single branch in a tabletop vase.... I might have to whip something up for the powder room tonight!

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  23. I love those branches! We do a thankful tree every November & I do something similar, except I spray the branches with silver glitter spray, then display them in a glass vase like yours. Then my kids write the things they're thankful for each day on paper leaves and hang them on the tree. It's totally fun. I love your idea though. What a great way to decorate & very budget friendly, too!

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  24. Beautiful idea FC! I've been meaning to do white ones for our guest room (again, another project that I haven't gotten off my ass to start--ugh) but I LOVE that you did red for yours! What a great idea! It looks so beautiful!

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~Freckles Chick~