How To Use Spray Paint To Make Basic Furniture Bomb

How To Use Spray Paint To Make Basic Furniture Bomb

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.

What you need:

- COLORSHOT Premium Spray Paint – colors of choice (Kale and Lucky Penny shown)

- Wood TV stand

- Cabinet hardware

- Spline

- Nail gun or heavy-duty wood glue

- Drop cloth

Assemble stands if needed

Assemble stands if needed

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.

Spray paint a base coat of color onto stand

Spray paint a base coat of color onto stand

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.)

Attach spline to front of cabinet

Attach spline to front of cabinet

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.

Apply additional coats of spray paint

Apply additional coats of spray paint

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.

Customize your fixtures with spray paint

Customize your fixtures with spray paint

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.

Apply light coats of spray paint to hardware

Apply light coats of spray paint to hardware

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)!

Attach fixtures to cabinet

Attach fixtures to cabinet

Let the fixtures cure completely before attaching to your cabinet/TV stand.

TV stand painted with COLORSHOT Spray Paint

TV stand painted with COLORSHOT Spray Paint

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!


Get the product for this project

Kale

Your daily dose of greens.

Lucky Penny

Feels like good fortune.