Get creative with your latest Kmart purchases and put a unique twist on your interior favourites.
Sometimes, these pieces can be improved with a little creativity and a home makeover to be used for an entirely different purpose than they were designed.
And so, Kmart hacks were born and have gained a cult following online.
They aren't going away any time soon, so I’m rounding up 10 of the latest season Kmart hacks to love!
1. Peg board turns bath shelf
We start the list with a hack from the woman behind Kmart Hacks herself, who repurposed a pegboard into a stylish bath shelf by simply sealing the timber and adding backing timber legs.
She says it’s perfect for resting a book or even a glass of wine if you’re that way inclined!
2. Cheap industrial coffee table turns luxe concrete top coffee table
There’s a lot to love about the new Industrial coffee table - the clean line design and price tag of just $29! - but the timber-look veneer top lets the coffee table down a little, which is why this hack is so fab!
Using a concrete render product that’s applied like icing onto a cake, you can turn the coffee table into a designer-look piece for next to nothing! Check out the full tutorial here.
3. Hanging pot becomes vertical herb garden
Fiona of the Kmart Home & Hacks Facebook group shows us that hanging pots don’t have to be hung from the ceiling. She has clustered several hanging beaded pots along a wall in her outdoor space to create a vertical hanging herb garden.
So easy yet so clever and she says the herbs are thriving!
4. Plywood shelf turns sweet nursery wall art
This clever mama in the Kmart Hacks Australia Facebook group adapted the Kmart ply wall shelf by adding a backing piece, painting the shelf and adding a sweet floral vine around.
This inexpensive hack has created the most beautiful ‘hero’ piece in a nursery – and the best bit, it’s totally changeable so you can mix up the display and keep changing the look as you like.
5. Mesh shelf, wire baskets and hanging pots turns into outdoor functional wall art
Jeanie in the Kmart Hacks Australia Facebook group has combined a range of Kmart items to create this functional and stylish outdoor wall art.
Using the adjustable metal shelf in landscape rather than portrait, she has attached one of the shelves that comes with it in the centre and has used the remaining hooks to attach two wire baskets and two hanging planters.
This hack would look great in an outdoor entertaining space with the baskets used to store anything from toys to gardening gear.
6. Felt memo board turns messenger board
Letter memo boards are trending in a big way right now but with many costing into the hundreds, it can be a hard cost to justify!
Luckily there’s a whole community of Kmart hackers out there who show us how to create luxe items for less - this one is by Chloe of Along Came Wolfe and costs under $20!
She made it by removing the cords, and purchasing a packet of timber letters that she glued flat head pins onto the back of. So stylish!
7. Bright baby gyms become stylish monochromatic baby gym
Using glossy grey paint and new timber beads, the bright (read: eyesore) Kmart baby play gym has been given an oh-so-stylish makeover that would make it welcome in just about any nursery!
Well done to bula.home who clearly put a lot of time and effort into this piece.
8. Kids cushion turns luxe floor cushion
Oversized floor cushions are an instant way to add a relaxed and homely feel to your living space – yet stylish versions of these come at a cost!
So why not pick up the Kmart kids floor cushion for just $15 and use it as a template to sew a new cover in a luxe fabric like the one pictured. Find all the steps here.
9. Shoe rack and bookcase becomes kid's reading station
It isn’t until you become a parent that you realise how real the struggle is to keep books tidy in a kids room!
That’s what makes this Kmart hack so genius. Combining the 3 tier bookcase with the shoe rack, Kiaya has made a personalised reading station for her son (spot the Kmart wall décor stickers on there too?!).
10. Dark and wicker bedside turns Scandi-style
When you decide to change the direction of your interiors, it can be costly to replace all your furniture to buy new. So a great option can be to upcycle pieces you own to give them a new feel.
Here the dark wicker Kmart bedside table has been given a Scandi-style makeover by replacing the baskets with felt drawers and adding on-trend leather pull handles.