We’ve said it before, and we’ll probably keep saying it: the easiest way to give your furniture a fresh new look is with spray paint! (Plus it’s also a lot more affordable.) Material Curls will show you how to use spray paint to take a simple TV stand from basic to bomb with stunning color from COLORSHOT.
- Wood TV stand
- Cabinet hardware
- Nail gun or heavy-duty wood glue
- Drop cloth
Material Curls had a brand-new simple stand they needed to assemble, but you can also update one you already have! If that’s the case, lightly sand it and wipe it down before painting.
Now how to use spray paint to make that TV stand, stand out! Since Material Curls were building their stand, they decided to add fun dimension using leftover spline. If you want to try the same idea, first, working outside (or in a well-ventilated area if you can’t work outside), spray paint a base coat of your chosen COLORSHOT color onto the TV stand. (Kale shown here for a nice, moody vibe.)
If you’re attaching spline to create cool texture on your stand, measure and cut it to fit along the length of the front cabinets. Then use either a nail gun or heavy-duty wood glue to attach the spline along the front. Make sure it’s secure before moving on to the second paint step.
Get creative with your texture! You can evenly space the spline, or create interesting patterns like Material Curls. Then once you have that set, apply additional light coats of the same color until you are happy with the look. Let dry completely.
Before adding your cabinet hardware, customize it with the perfect coordinating COLORSHOT color! (Lucky Penny shown here.) This is a great way to save on spend by simply updating hardware you already have (especially if you are making over a TV stand you already have) – or swooping up some cheap, basic ones then giving them a high-end look.
You know how to spray paint hardware, right? Apply several light coats instead of one heavy coat to avoid dripping and color pooling. And make sure to rotate the hardware so you cover from every angle (it’s easy to miss spots sometimes)!
Let the fixtures cure completely before attaching to your cabinet/TV stand.
And just like that, you’ll have a TV stand you might want to stare at more than your TV! Now that you know how to spray paint a TV stand, what color would you update yours with? Make sure to tag us on social @mycolorshot and share with us!