cute idea. I, personally, would leave it natural rather than painting it, it's beautiful as-is. did you put lacquer or anything on the branch to keep it "pretty"?
no, i didn't put any kind of finish on the branch, it's au natural. i brushed it a little with an old toothbrush to get the outside dust/dirt off. that's all.
it's funny, i like the thing, i think it's cute, but when i look at the pics all i see is this...decorated floating stick. does anyone have any suggestions on how i could make it look more intentional and less..."hey look at this stick i found"?