. I found the original manzanita branch at a floral wholesale house a few years ago. The wood is smooth and dark reddish brown and looks very pretty as is. I am sure you can ask your local florist to find you a branch at their wholesale house, or look in shops that carry interesting wood pieces. You might also find one out in the woods. We have many growing in the high desert of Southern Oregon. Though the branch was beautiful in its natural state, I knew I wanted a more subtle look of white for my light walls. I simply used a can of white spray paint to transform the look. floral homedecor upcycle