How to update a boring tv console

From drab to fab. Update your plain tv console with acrylic paints.

From drab to fab. Update your plain tv console with acrylic paints.

I ordered this tv console from Wayfair. It cost me a whopping $167.99. Not expensive at all. The console I wanted was $799. I used it as my inspiration. Does anyone else do this? I knew the console was going to come in a million pieces. And the quality, well let’s just say it’s not an heirloom piece. It came together fairly easy easy for my husband. I would have added a photo of him assembling it. But I like to show the world a better side of us. Giving me the bird with one hand and a screw driver in the other. You get the idea. I tell him he shouldn’t be so handy. You will get to see more of his handy work in future posts.  I wasn’t concerned about the quality. This was a form over function situation. The TV is mounted to the wall, I needed a piece of furniture to ground the Tv so it didn’t look like it was floating. I guess it still does. But I needed something to hold the sound bar and hold my cool stuff. Bonus there is a little storage.

I ordered this tv console from Wayfair. It cost me a whopping $167.99. Not expensive at all. The console I wanted was $799. I used it as my inspiration. Does anyone else do this? I knew the console was going to come in a million pieces. And the quality, well let’s just say it’s not an heirloom piece. It came together fairly easy easy for my husband. I would have added a photo of him assembling it. But I like to show the world a better side of us. Giving me the bird with one hand and a screw driver in the other. You get the idea. I tell him he shouldn’t be so handy. You will get to see more of his handy work in future posts.

I wasn’t concerned about the quality. This was a form over function situation. The TV is mounted to the wall, I needed a piece of furniture to ground the Tv so it didn’t look like it was floating. I guess it still does. But I needed something to hold the sound bar and hold my cool stuff. Bonus there is a little storage.

Here is my set up at the kitchen table. Yes, that is a dinner plate being used as a palette. I used acrylic paints. They are water based so no harm was done to dinner plates during this DIY project. I purchased the paints at Hobby Lobby on sale 40% off. I think you can go any day of the year and their craft supplies will be on sale. But nonetheless it’s exciting to think you are there on a special sale day. Leave me to my bliss.  My design is simple. Not much thought went into it. I used a #2 pencil and a straight edge to make geometric designs. Keep in mind the smaller the shapes the more precise painting you will have to do. If this is in your comfort zone then by all means make small shapes. Personally it was out of my comfort zone. Especially since I rarely paint, except for walls and floors.

Here is my set up at the kitchen table. Yes, that is a dinner plate being used as a palette. I used acrylic paints. They are water based so no harm was done to dinner plates during this DIY project. I purchased the paints at Hobby Lobby on sale 40% off. I think you can go any day of the year and their craft supplies will be on sale. But nonetheless it’s exciting to think you are there on a special sale day. Leave me to my bliss.

My design is simple. Not much thought went into it. I used a #2 pencil and a straight edge to make geometric designs. Keep in mind the smaller the shapes the more precise painting you will have to do. If this is in your comfort zone then by all means make small shapes. Personally it was out of my comfort zone. Especially since I rarely paint, except for walls and floors.

A close up of one of the doors. I feel like it looks like crushed velvet. My daughter thinks it looks like a stained glass window. My goal was for it to look like a water color with high and low spots. Sheer in some spots and more opaque in others. I’m pleased with my “wabi sabi” artwork. After all art is a form of self-expression. And why it is called DIY(do it yourself)? Because you are not a professional , so don’t expect professional results.  I would love to hear about your diy furniture updates. Feel free to leave pictures of your projects in the comments. Want more design inspo and diy tutorials? sign up for email notifications.  until next time,  Shelly xoxo

A close up of one of the doors. I feel like it looks like crushed velvet. My daughter thinks it looks like a stained glass window. My goal was for it to look like a water color with high and low spots. Sheer in some spots and more opaque in others. I’m pleased with my “wabi sabi” artwork. After all art is a form of self-expression. And why it is called DIY(do it yourself)? Because you are not a professional , so don’t expect professional results.

I would love to hear about your diy furniture updates. Feel free to leave pictures of your projects in the comments. Want more design inspo and diy tutorials? sign up for email notifications.

until next time,

Shelly xoxo