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50 best ever Kmart hacks on the internet!

By Mariam Khan

Published: October 2nd, 2018

We searched the internet for the BEST Kmart hacks so you don’t have to! And the kicker? ALL of these products are still available.

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Let’s be honest, who doesn’t love a cheeky Kmart trip for an interior overhaul without blowing the bank? Kmart’s homewares selection has been transforming since Kate Hopwood took over the design team in 2006, and now their affordable, on trend designs have made their products a staple in most Australian households – which means as Kmart connoisseurs we must differentiate!

We’ve scoured the internet to bring you the 50 best ever Kmart hacks we could find.

Now, let’s get our hands dirty and get redecorating.

1. Hanging Plants 🌿

Perfect for both indoors and outdoors this hack was shared by Kmart themselves. Using the A Frame Garment Rack and some hanging planters they’ve given a whole new meaning to statement pieces.

Psst! Here’s 3 more Garment Rack Storage ideas. 

2. Hamptons Style Cubby House

We must admit this had us doing a double take. With a fresh coat of paint and kids outdoor furniture to match, Alicia from @hudson_and_harlow transformed the Kmart Wooden Cubby House into something right out of the Hamptons with this stylish cubby house hack. Mum goals!?

3. Bathroom Side Table

This clever hack features the Kmart Round Table transformed into a trendy bathroom side table. Layering a wooden chopping board and concrete tray on top of this Scandi-style base creates the perfect podium for bathroom essentials.

@Pinterest

4. Laundry Shelves

Two words – LAUNDRY GOALS! The laundry can often get overlooked when it comes to styling but this is all the inspiration we need to change that, because if you’re going to be in there doing the washing you may as well make it a zen space.  The talented Bel from @bfree_style styled the Kmart Hexagon Shadow Boxes as laundry shelves, which are perfect for storing laundry powder (tip: tip it into a ceramic vase or jar for instant chic), brushes and stain remover but also a great little spot for your indoor plants and decor.

5. Bathroom Display

@styledbywillowhome shared this one all the way back in 2015 and we’re still loving it! In this nifty hack the Kmart Marble Inlay Serving Board is repurposed as a bathroom display, which will add instant boutique-hotel cool to even the most boring bathroom.

@kmartgrapevine

6. Luxe Bar Stools

This is one of our personal favourite hacks by @leilahandlylahome. With just a couple of cans of gold spray paint she transformed the Black Industrial Stool into something straight out of a magazine! Check out her “Kmart Hack” Instagram story for a step by step tutorial. Bonus, this hack involves a trip to Bunnings too. Winning!

7. Pet Bowls

Hold onto your socks if you thought the bar stool makeover was impressive…@leilahandlylahome did it again with this matching Pet Bowl!

7. Acrylic Pour Table

This mesmerising piece of art was created by the very talented Alyssa Thomas art. Using an acrylic pour method and some gold spray paint she transformed the Storage Wire Basket Table into something magical.

8. Bedside Table

Speaking of spray painting the Wire Basket, Nola Dixon shared this nifty hack on Facebook: “I cut the handles off and glued the pink and white check cork placemat and made a bedside table.” – a super cute side table that won’t look too heavy in a small space.

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9. Luxe Concrete Top Industrial Coffee Table

This hack by the Style Curator transforms the $29 Kmart Industrial Coffee Table into a luxe concrete top table. “Coating the veneer in a concrete render which wouldn’t just improve the scratch resistance and lifespan of the coffee table, it’d also give it a more luxe and natural finish!”.

Check out the step by step tutorial here. It’s a bit of effort, but totally worth it!

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The other week I shared a peek of the Kmart industrial coffee table that I made over and here it is in full 😍 I coated the timber veneer in @ardexaustralia 'Feather Finish' to give it a luxe concrete makeover and am so impressed with how it turned out! Not bad for a $29 table!! You can find the full tutorial with all the steps on the blog now. And over on @lifestyleau you can find my round up of 10 new season Kmart hacks to love (including our coffee table 😝) so click the link in our bio to check them out 👉🏻 @stylecuratorau x . . . . . . . #kmarthack #kmartcoffeetable #kmarttable #livingroomdecor #livingroom #livingroomideas #livingroominspiration #interiores #interiors #interior444 #interior2you #interiortrends #scandinavianinterior #scandinaviandesign #scandinavianstyle

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10.Vertical Herb Garden 🌱

What’s better than a Kmart trip? A Kmart x Ikea trip!

Perfect for smaller backyards, this vertical herb garden hack by Tiana from @ti.s_affordable_styling features the Decorative Bamboo Ladder and some hanging planters  from Ikea. We can’t wait to try this one!

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Wednesday || Hump Day Hack! . Well it’s kinda more of a repurpose 🤔…. which is what I do…. I love finding other uses for things or bringing something back to life…. a little bit of a different perspective 😁….. any way introducing my new vertical herb garden ( aka @kmartaus bathroom ladder and @ikea_australia hanging pots )SWIPE👈🏼….. so happy with how it turned out! A space saving solution, perfect for patios and balcony’s with limited space 😁… . It’s been a while since my last repurpose or upcycle …. and this week I have three projects on the go at once hehe 🙊 when it rains it pours!!! . . . . #hack #repurpose #verticalgarden #laddershelf #herbs #herbgarden #potgardening #potgarden #kmartaus #kmart #kmarthack #kmarthacks #kmarthome #ikea #ikeapot #plants #plantsofinstagram #gardensofinstagram

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11. Chic Baby Play Station

Using grey paint and some other bits and bobs, this talented mummy from @bula.home transformed the Wooden Play Gym into a chic Scandinavian style baby play station.

12. Moon Shelf🌜

This hack was created by the team at Bear and Sparrow. The talented duo transformed the Plywood Round Wall Shelf into a sleepy moon shelf, perfect for your children’s bedroom. You can view the step by step instructions here.

13. Hallway Bench Seat

With a fresh coat of white paint and a comfy cushion seat, this outdoor Oasis bench to indoor hallway bench makeover by Belinda from @belinda_leigh_design has us dreaming of Hamptons-style living. This piece makes a great drop zone near an entrance – just add coat hooks above.

14. Basket Lampshade

Brooke from @myhomeofboho expertly turned the Seagrass Low Basket into a boho lamp shade for easy, breezy island vibes.

These basket lampshades can also be striking in a group. Here’s some more inspo from  @chantique_   who has layered them above the kitchen island.

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Kitchen Love #kmarthack

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p.s this basket makes for a great planter too!

15. Marble Side Table

The vinyl adhesive roll has become a staple for Kmart DIYs. If done right it can really help turn something basic into a statement piece. In this hack @hannah2503 transformed the round side table by spraying the legs with silver spray paint and covering the table top in marble vinyl adhesive.

16. Stencil Art Bedside Drawer 🖌

Spray paint is great, but have you tried stencils? This folk style bedside table makeover by @thisoldhousestudio features the Oak Look Side Drawer  painted and stencilled for a gorgeous decorative look that will bring character to any room.

Or try a more subtle colour combination to give a shell inlay effect at a fraction of the cost!

17. Succulent Planters 🌵

This pinterest hack features an assortment of Canisters used as succulent planters.  Succulents are a great indoor plant; they require low maintenance, only need to be watered once a week or so and can quickly brighten up any space in the house.

18. Makeup Brush Holders

Perfect for storage, this handy organisation hack by @kmartlovers_ features the Brush and Toothpaste holders as makeup brush holders.

19. Pegboard Playwall

Calling all boho mums! Featuring tiny teepees and handmade peg dolls this is any kids dream dollhouse. This creative hack shared by @theartisansbazaar transforms the classic Peg Board  into a kids playwall.

20. Outdoor Champagne Bucket 🍾

Cheese platter? Outdoor table? Ice bucket? Featuring multiple uses for the white planter and round serving board this this clever hack by @sbhshoppingtown has us totally ready for summer parties.

21.Scandi Style Print Framing

This one’s for all the Scandi fans. Along Came Wolfe hacked a white frame by replacing the standard white mat board with a thin piece of plywood to transform a basic frame into something really cool to show off a favourite print.  More details here.

Image via ALONG CAME WOLFE

22. Boho Tassel Cushion

Another clever hack by Along Came Wolfe features the Jersey Woven Bath Mat expertly made into a cushion. “I cut it in half, added tassels and made it into a cushion”. More details here.

Image via ALONG CAME WOLFE

23. Luxe Marble Table

Marble tables are a trend that’s here to stay. Debbie Lemm shared this idea in a Facebook post and we are in love. She sprayed painted the Marble Side Table in gold, perfect for adding a touch of luxe without breaking the budget.

Incase we haven’t convinced you yet, here’s another one..

24. Twinkle Light Lamps ✨

What happens when you add Twinkle Lights to an Ambient Glass Vase can only be described as something magical. This hack by @tango2plus will add the perfect touch of mood lighting to any room. These would be a gorgeous styling element or as table decoration for a special event too.

Image via tango2plus

25. Macrame Cushion Cover

Boho macramé accessories can add the perfect touch of chic to any home. @_ashlee_white_ shows us just that with this cushion cover hack. All you need is a $4 Kira Cushion, some Jute Rope, patience and a couple other bits and bobs. You can watch the tutorial here.

26. Macrame Pot

@Lizzizzysabode had us at Fiddle Leaf Friday 😍 Now that we’ve learnt to macrame from hack 25, we’re going boho chic all the way! All you need for this hack is a Cache Pot and some Jute Rope.

27. Jewellery Stand

Shared by Kylie Jones on Facebook, for this clever organisation hack all you need to do is purchase a mesh stand and hook on your earrings! That’s it – no extra work needed. Organised wardrobe AND a cute display? We’re sold.

p.s If you purchase the mesh stand we’ve linked above you can use space underneath to store books, a cute little indoor plant or even the twinkle light lamps from tip 24.

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28. Beer Crate 🍻

What do you get when you drill together 6 bamboo pen cups, 2 paddle boards and some dowel?  The best “handmade” fathers day gift ever.  More details can be found on @lookwhat_i_found. Just add craft beer. You’re welcome.

29. Kids Table

Multifunctional furniture is always welcome, especially when kids tend to outgrow things so fast. This brilliant hack shared by Insta mummy @hayleyaholland features the Bamboo Step Stool as a toddler dinner table.

p.s this would also make a great arts and craft table. Just pop down a plastic placemat to protect from any paint spills.

30. Toy Storage

Fun and functional, this super organised storage hack will help you put away all those pesky toys you’re always stepping on, without having to dig through a bottomless toy bucket. Shared by Joëlle Skinner‎ via Facebook this clever storage system features a bamboo towel rail, some curtain clips and large ziplock bags.

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31. Baby Wardrobe

Another bamboo towel rail hack that’s been doing rounds is the baby wardrobe hack that downsizes the freestanding exposed wardrobe trend. Since baby clothes are so tiny a towel rack provides the perfect height for your kids wardrobe – and you can enjoy their cute outfits all the time!

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32. Indoor Plant Feature

If you thought we were done with the bamboo towel rail hacks, you are in for a pleasant surprise. Showing us just how versatile this piece is @may.jess created an indoor plant feature by drilling hooks into the top rails and adding some hanging planters.

33. Wedding Bouquets 💐

Did you know wedding bouquets can cost more that $200 each? If you’re looking for a budget-friendly wedding flower DIY try this thrifty hack Melissa Scott shared via Facebook. Using a mix of flower bunches and some jute she created the perfect rustic bouquets that will probably last you forever.

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34. Floral arrangements

On the topic of weddings, we love this event styling hack by @bridalbouquetsbybrie who put together this stunning floral arrangement for an engagement party using a copper candle holder as a vase.

35. DIY Spice Rack

This neat kitchen organisation hack by @styledbyfliss features the Bamboo drawer tidys neatly stacked into a spice rack and topped with perfectly labelled spice jars. This pantry is speaking to us on an emotional level, but we’re not sure we have the patience to replicate it. If you can’t deal with sorting out the pantry yourself find a cleaner on Airtasker to help out then live in perfectly organised bliss.

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Finally finished my pantry makeover this weekend 🤗 I’m so in love! I’m so happy I decided to go with white containers and white labels this time 😍 pictured here are our 3 main shelves in our pantry. We also have another 2 shelves not pictured (one at very top and one at very bottom) so I took some full length shots and will share those shortly too. 🤗 The items I used in my pantry makeover are: White containers – Denny range in sizes 1L, 1.7L and 2.3L from @kitchenwarehouse Container labels – Font 17 @pretty.little.designs Oil Bottles & Labels – Font Tulip @pretty.little.designs Salt & Pepper cannisters – @kmartaus Spice rack – DIY made from @kmartaus Bamboo drawers Spice jars and labels – size 75ml in Font 13 @little_label_co Plates, bowls and mug – @ecologyhomewares Electric salt and Pepper mills – @aldiaustralia White baskets – @ikea_australia • • • • • • • #styledbyfliss #interiordecor #homewares #homedecor #interiors #pocketofmyhome #interiors123 #interiorsinspiration #interiorinspo #homestyling #interior #interior4all #interiordesign #mynordicroom #nordicliving #designinterior #whitehouse #realhomesofinstagram #instahome #konmari #minimalism #scandinavian #scandinaviandesign #declutter #kmartaus #pantryorganization #pantrygoals #organization #pantry #productstylist

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36. Luxe Velvet Chairs

Did someone say luxe for less? We hear ya! A can of gold spray paint is all you need for this luxe Navy velvet chair makeover by @nevbetts, creating stylish chairs for your home or office on a budget.

37. Seagrass Planter

We’ve been seeing basket planters everywhere and we are in love! The Seagrass basket makes a great boho chic indoor planter, perfect to hide those plastic plant pots. And, bonus, the handles make them really easy to move when you’re cleaning or your house plants need to go outside for a little fresh air.

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38. Indoor Vertical Garden

Created by tlcinteriors this hack is rental friendly and will make effective use of any narrow space.  All you need are the Industrial ladder shelves to create stacks of space to layer indoor plants, terrariums, candles, art and homewares, no wall fixtures required. Check out the post here.

Image via tlcinteriors 

39. Marble Look Study Desk

Everyone knows it’s easier to concentrate in a beautiful space, so get your study refreshed with this easy DIY and turn a plain desk into marble with this thrifty renovation by @tiffanyleedonaldson. All you need is any old desk or table and some Marble vinyl adhesive roll. Instant desk goals and a place you’ll actually want to study at? It’s basically a productivity hack to get more done.

p.s the vinyl adhesive also comes in black and chalkboard so get creative!

40. Tropical Side Table

Love a green theme? Turn your bedroom into a tropical paradise with this clever hack by @ellen_maree89. All you need is a 2 drawer side table and some contact paper from Bunnings. Layer up the style with a trailing indoor plant in a woven basket on top.

41. Embossed Storage Containers

Declutter your pantry with this unique hack by @felicitycook.co.
All you need are some storage containers, embossing powder and clear embossing Markers. That calligraphy might take a little practice, but it beats Dymo labels any day.

42. Bench makeover

This one requires some elbow grease but the results are definitely worth the effort. @carrigleacottage gave the Velvet bench the ultimate makeover by recovering the cushion and sanding down the legs. This is a great way to customise and match any piece of furniture to your decor, and can be applied to old chairs, sofas and lounges too. For more complex upholstery find a specialist with a staple gun on Airtasker.

43. Frog Pond

Keep the little ones busy these school holidays with this fun playtime hack by @thebondipantry . All you need is a cutlery tray  and some green jelly for educational play with colourful sensory elements.

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Spontaneous #smallworldplay. We frolicked in the rain yesterday morning but while Master 23 months napped I threw together this #invitationtoplay just in case there was no improvement to the weather in the afternoon. The pond was made from water with a few drops of food colouring, some gelatin sheets and a sprinkling of green glitter and set with a couple of rocks for 2-3 hours. To that I added some bark and twigs collected from outside, blue waterbeads, and mini frogs and insects. We laid out an old shower curtain and this activity kept him occupied for well over an hour!! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #23months #natureplay #sensoryplay #playtime #playathomemumma #playathome #kmart #kmarthacks #earlylearning101 #toddlerplay #learningthroughplay #learningthroughplaying #creativeplay #minizoo #waterbeadsaustralia #joinplaysquad #everydayplayhacks

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44. Coffee Station

Coffee cup hooks are so last season. Keep your tea and coffee essentials organised in a tiny kitchen or office with this neat hack. All you need is a Rectangle Wall Shelf. 

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45. Sandbox or Outdoor Water Play Table 

Keep your little ones entertained with this clever hack shared by Tegan Kramer via Facebook, all you need is a Timber Storage Bench and a Underbed storage container for the sand or water. Playtime at exactly the right height for curious bubs!

Image via Kmart Mums Australia

46. Drinks Trolley

Drinks trolleys are great multipurpose occasional pieces that can move from room to room with the essentials. Cocktail set? Favourite magazines? Swan planter? Whatever you need, wherever you need it. This hack by @heditaustralia upgrades the classic black drinks trolley to gold, another great example of how painting can make any piece of furniture match your home decor. Check out the step by step guide here.

47. Vertical Shelves As Succulent Garden

This cool hack was shared by @stylecurator via Cobbitty BakeHouse, hacking the Vertical Wall Shelves into a succulent garden with just a bit of chicken wire and some soil.

The trick here is being patient enough to allow the succulents to establish roots before you hang it up. Lay the garden bed on a flat surface for 4-12 weeks allowing the succulents to settle in the soil before installing on the wall. For more information check out this handy how to article.

Image via Style Curator 

48. Vertical Caddy Garden

Incase we haven’t already, we’re going to take one final go at convincing you to start a vertical garden! This amazing hack was created by @kmartstyling_official  using a Wire Floor Caddy, some coconut fibre basket liners and plants. You can check out the step by step tutorial here. This would make an amazing centre piece for an event table, or even a unique Christmas tree for a small apartment.

Image via Kmart Styling 

49. Pimp Your Seagrass Basket

These multifunctional woven baskets are a household staple this season, so why not gives yours a little upgrade to suit your interior style? All you need for this easy hack by @interiorsaddict is a basket and a couple of other craft supplies. You can check out the full list of materials and step by step tutorial here.

Image via Interiors Addict

50. Celebration Favours

Honestly, we could go on forever but alas we are at our 50th and final hack for this post. How better to leave a lasting impression on your guests, than to send them of with these personalised favours. All you need for this impressive hack by @kmartstyling_official are the Mini tins, some labels printed on metallic paper  and a touch of bedazzle using rhinestone stickers. More details (and hacks) here.

Image via Kmart Styling

 

Inspired to bring your dream home to life but don’t have the DIY skills? Find a builder, painter or interior decorator on Airtasker.

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  1. Lian

    So many handy ideas – LOVE THIS!

  2. Mariam Khan

    Thanks Lian!