DIY | Branch Rack

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It’s been awhile since I’ve done a D.I.Y or “update” my apartment, so Sarah and I decided to start a fun project

over the weekend.  Inspired by Love Aesthetics blog about a year a go, we finally decided to create our own little

‘branch rack’.  It was really fun looking for branches actually, because I really had to use my imagination and see

if it had hanger appeal.

Waking up on a Saturday in the morning was hard enough, but finding the “right branch” was even more challenging.

While my girlfriend was sound asleep, I ventured out into my neighborhood to look at the branches on the trees (I must’ve

looked like a nature freak because I was getting weird looks by the cranky Asian people heading to work).  About to reach

up and snap an arm off a tree, I paused and thought “that’s not good for the environment”…. SOOO I broke it off and put

a bandage over it. (Just kidding obvs)

I found a bunch of branches gathered into weird groups in the backyard of my apartment (I’m guessing the landlord was cleaning

up after hurricane Irene).  I pulled a few to the side for my girlfriend to help with the branch auditions when she woke up.

We decided on a short and thick one and another which was long and fairly thin.

We went to the hardware store that day and we bought white paint, fish line like strings and hooks that we will use to

screw into the ceiling.  Also have paint brush, hammer and plenty of napkins and newspaper handy.

Paint the branches thin keeping the textures but not the color of the branch itself.. you may have to paint it up to 3 times.

And final result.

I thought that the gap between the first branch to the ceiling was big and empty, so I decided to add a functional piece

there.  A clock was great for me because I don’t have one at all.  This specific clock was from Target for $3.99 and

we painted the numbers white which help keep the look minimal.

Random ‘stems’ that grow out of the branch are put to great use, for example rings or ties!

Please note that all photos used here were created by Paul Chin of Lavish-Livez.com.  None of these photos

may be reproduced without permission, please contact Paul@lavish-livez.com for inquiry.

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4 Responses to “DIY | Branch Rack”
  1. Jay says:

    This looks awesome! Maybe I’ll try that too when I move. I so love minimalism.

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    • Paul says:

      You should really go for it! It’s very simple, but I suggest you do it with a friend. It will make things much easier!

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  2. nina says:

    Wow that looks great

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