Or CAN you? YASSSS, GURL, you CAN! Like this:
That tv eyesore got all kinds of turnt out with some #PJeasyDIY painting SASS-- a bold black stripe and splatter paint! This is how we DO IT...
*Paint your stripe on the wall in the exact width of your tv. I'm not even gonna try and tutor y'all on how you paint a stripe on your wall, 'cause I've covered that six ways to sunday on this blog-- so use my "search for dazzle" option on the left of this screen. Or, do a google search to learn the best ways to paint stripes & educate y'all-selves.
*Once you've got your wall stripe, paint your tv stand/console in whatever base color you prefer. Ours was white.
*Measure and tape off the portion of tv stand/console that YOU DON'T WANT covered with black paint.
*Crucial: y'all HAVE to lay/tape up drop cloths everywhere b/c you'll be slinging paint in a minute and it WILL go ALL OVER THE PLACE. TRUST. In fact, if y'all have the luxury of an outdoor space or garage, etc., I highly recommend doing the splatter paint portion in that space.
*Be sure to use a squeegee to get your tape in all the nooks and crannies.
*Now, add plastic protection-- I just cut from my plastic drops-- to the two ends of tv stand/console and tape off.
*Begin painting. I used a foam roller for this first coat. I also decided to deliberately stop the black paint on a diagonal, starting from the back right side continuing down the front. I made this specific choice b/c I wanted the end paint treatment to look as though it had dripped/spilled from the black wall stripe above. Make sense? Obvi, y'all don't have to duplicate this exact look.
*Next, I used a craft brush and started to drip and sling the black paint onto the white areas. This is where it can get REALLY MESSY folks, so be mindful. The further you sling your arm, like you're pitching a baseball, the more dramatic the splatter effect, BUT the more you increase the chance of slinging paint all over the place.
*Also keep in mind that a little paint can go A LONG WAY. In fact, too much paint on your brush can create giant blobs that are too thick and can take forever to dry. I also tried to vary up the direction of the splatters by slinging from different angles. Then, I even turned the tv stand/console on its' side and got on a ladder to splatter, like so:
*That may seem extreme, but again, I wanted my splatter effect to look like it was spilling/dripping from the wall above it. And obvi, sometimes the splatter just drips and goes where it will regardless of how much y'all try to control it...but y'all really can't make a mistake with this paint treatment, which is another reason I lurv it so!
I mean, look at all this majesty:
*Once you've allowed substantial dry time, carefully remove plastic and all tape. Do any necessary touch-up's and consider y'all-selves STYLE SLAPPED by SPLATTER PAINT!
Who's tv is GORG now? YOURS BETCH!