DIY: Oomph Tini Tables Lookalike
A few weeks ago, I was perusing Target’s new Threshold collection when I stumbled on these adorable little occasional tables, a near-copy of Oomph’s signature tini table. The Oomph version is so lovely but at $400, it wasn’t exactly practical when there were other things I wanted to buy for the living room. But when I saw the replicas at Target, I knew almost immediately that they would be a DIY in the making. The only problem? The original colorways were, well, booooring. (Especially when you consider how glossy & lovely Oomph’s versions are, in a dazzling array of colors that make it almost impossible to choose.) So of course I had to jazz them up a little bit.
I picked up two different styles (only this one appears to still be available – the other one came in black), some painter’s tape, and some Rustoleum spray paint (the ONLY spray paint I’d recommend). And a few hours later, a completely fabulous turnaround.
Here’s the before for the first one:
The texture of the top with the grasscloth was perfection, so I carefully covered it with the painter’s tape before spray painting. There was enough of a lip so you could wedge the tape underneath the rim of the table. Then it was time to spray!
The resulting finish is nearly perfection — it’s so glossy and lustrous, almost like it had actually been lacquered. At $50 for the table plus a few bucks for a can of spray paint, I was a happy camper. It’s the perfect little table to pull up next to an occasional table. Definitely don’t overload these tables with anything too crazy heavy like a lamp — not because they’re not strong enough (they are), but visually the impact would be too much with the style of the spindly legs. Stick to small accessories.
Oh, but we’re not through here! Time to show you the second one before. This one was on sale for – wait for it – $15.
And now the after —
Is it bold? Absolutely — but that’s exactly what I love about these pieces. They’re small but pack a great visual punch. The pink one sits upstairs in my studio next to the comfy reading chair, and it makes me smile everytime I look at it. And if I get bored with the color? I’ll just spray it again.
There you have it — a simple but amazing DIY that you can knock out easily within an hour. But I guarantee that you’ll reap the benefits of it long after!
Which version is your favorite? Tell me in the comments!
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