Dark Grey TV Accent Wall

Ooh, baby! I am so excited to be able to share this project today because it’s been on my mind since the day we moved in to this house almost 3  years ago. Yup, that’s how long I’ve been watching television, all distracted like, with the thoughts of a TV accent wall in my head.

Well, the procrastinating is over and I finally pulled this off on one snowy Saturday with the boy running around. That alone was madness. Because they’re in daycare five days awake and I couldn’t seem to pull it together until a Saturday. You should always wait until you have a 3 and 4 year old at home and underfoot before starting a paint project where  you need to measure and concentrate. Just for the challenge and all.

Here’s what we started with.

Tv wall makeover

I’m kind of unsuccessfully hiding the cables with that fancy faux orchid over on the right. Also, the tv was hung crookedly and has been that way for the past three years. I keep forgetting to mention it to Tom when he’s over here and doing other handyman type things for me.

Feature TV Wall Paint Idea- hide those cables

Sherwin Williams sent out a coupon for a free tester of paint a few weeks ago and I snapped that offer right up. I popped in, grabbed a tester of Cyberspace, which is this great dark grey and headed home. Where my free paint sat for another week. Maybe longer. #procrastination.

From start to finish, this project took around 3 hours. The taping off was literally the hardest part. Particularly when my cool measuring technique and level failed when I figured out my ceilings weren’t completely straight.

Basically I taped off an area that highlighted the wall and extended about 6 inches on either side of that really cool dresser. I measured 1 1/2 inches and added a thin piece of frog tape on the inside of the square, using the level to make it straight to create the frame effect. When everything was taped, I used a utility knife to trim the overhang.

Painting an accent wall behind a tv.

First coat on and drying… FYI…I was taking pictures with my cell phone that day. Sorry about that.

Sherwin Williams Cyberspace- TV feature wall framing

Here’s the thing about paint. Mostly I start out great and get one coat up and then freak out. The color looks too light or too blue or too something. This time was no exception. But once the second coat is up, I’m mostly always happy.

Like today. Really, really happy!

Creating a feature wall behind the tv with paint.

 

Creating a feature wall behind the tv with paint.

 

Creating a feature wall behind the tv with paint.

 

Once I re-hung the deer head, I realized that the original silver antlers weren’t working for me anymore. They got a quick coat of gold spray paint which really makes them pop against the dark grey.

Sherwin Williams Cyberspace. Dark grey tv feature wall. #greyandgold

How cute is he, now?

Sherwin Williams Cyberspace. Dark grey tv feature wall. #greyandgold

 

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Dark Grey Accent Wall Around TV- Sherwin Williams Cyberspace

 

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Comments

  1. I’ve never seen an accent wall that is just part of the wall, but this looks really good! Especially with the line around it to frame it. Now I’m looking around my house to see where I can add an accent color like that. Very nice!

  2. Wow – what a great idea – so creative – it provides an architectural look to the space. I have been toying with the idea of a gallery wall around the tv, but find them too busy. I love this wall treatment and am definitely going to use it – you solved a MAJOR decor problem for me. Thank you so much for sharing this, really, thank you!!!

  3. Good Morning!! I wanted to stop by and let you know your post has been selected as a feature for the Welcome Home Wednesdays Link Party!! Stop by to see your post lined up and grab your Featured Button too!!

  4. Oh I love this..I like this better than say over a fireplace, it just adds more interest to the room. Color is beautiful! Stopping by to let you know you are being featured on Friday’s P3 Party post! Have a great week! Thanks for pinning!
    Best,
    Kim

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