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The $35 easy-peasy Kmart hack that can completely transform a room.

There is nothing quite like a Kmart furniture hack to make you decide to renovate your entire house.

If they can do all those fancy renovations on The Block, surely you can make a DIY bench?

That is exactly why everyone is obsessing over this ridiculously easy Kmart hack that Alicia, the founder of My Burleigh Reno, shared on Instagram yesterday.

In the post, she wrote that she is regularly asked where she gets her benches from, and that’s when she let us all in on her furniture hack.

“To all my new followers the bench you see throughout my feed & mainly found at the end of my bed is the Scandi Shoe Rack from @kmartaus for $35. I have simply recovered this item in fabric (for under $8) using a staple gun. I have 3 different covered shoe racks throughout my home,” she captioned the image.

Yep. This could be all yours. Image: @my.burleigh.reno
Yep. This could be all yours. Image: @my.burleigh.reno
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She continued to list the ridiculously easy instructions.

Alicia says you will need a piece of fabric measuring at least 1m x 40cm, scissors and a staple gun.

  1.  Place fabric so it’s even across the existing soft padding.
  2. Find the first button and cut a small hole into fabric and stretch over the button.
  3. Start to staple the fabric in place smoothing out any creases. I left the rounded corners for last.
  4. Repeat step 3 with the second button.

My most commonly asked question is “where did you get your bench from”? . . To all my new followers the bench you see throughout my feed & mainly found at the end of my bed is the Scandi Shoe Rack from @kmartaus for $35. I have simply recovered this item in fabric (for under $8) using a staple gun. I have 3 different covered shoe racks throughout my home. I’ll list instructions below & you can also swipe ???????? for additional pics. Alternatively you may also browse my feed. X . . (Pic taken by Channel Nine News back in March. News Story on my hacks can be found in my story highlights) . . INSTRUCTIONS You will need a piece of fabric measuring at least 1m x 400m, scissors and a staple gun. . 1.Place fabric so it’s even across the existing soft padding 2.Find the first button and cut a small hole into fabric and stretch over the button 3.Start to staple the fabric in place smoothing out any creases. I left the rounded corners for last. 4. Repeat step 3 with the second button . I kept the existing buttons for contrast but you may cover them if you like . #diykmart #diyhacks #diydecor #kmart #interiorinspo #interiordesign #interiors #renovation #renovations #myreno #myburleighreno #kmartshoerack #mystyle #kmartbyyou #decor #decorlovers #kmartaddict #kmartaddictsunite #kmarthack #kmarthacks

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LUXE FOR LESS - Yesterday’s poll in my stories was a big yes to see my bedroom styled completely in @Kmart products. Absolutely everything is Kmart apart from the bed & plants. A few hacks thrown in can tailor your room to your style. How did I do @thekmartlover ? . . •White Quilt Cover Set - $42 •Sheet set - $45 (flat sheet used for throw) •Side table -$35 •Faux Leather cushions -$8 (Some reversed) •Jute Floor runner -$29 •White Pot hack - $12 •White Vase - $8 •Scandi shoe rack hack - $35 •Jute cushion hack -$15 •Jute floor mat hack (2x$15) -$30 •placemat hack round cushion - $6 •basket under shoe rack - $9 •seagrass basket hack with tassels - $12 . . #bohostyling #kmartroom #kmarthacks #kmartstyling #kmartaddict #kmartaddictsunite #whiteinteriors #styleforless #whiteinteriordesign #cheapdecor #cheapdecorating #cheapdecoratingideas #whiteinteriorinspo #homedecorideas

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This week has flown & my giveaway with @homesbycaz ends tomorrow evening. If you have not entered yet, head over now to our original posts for entry details. Xx . . I have also been getting lots of enquiries on this gorgeous rattan basket/planter. It’s from @tradertrove, & the tassels are from @maisonandmaison . . I have a gorgeous local gal shooting her swimwear line at my home this morning. I’ve been up early styling the pool area & I’ve hung this planter with a large Boston fern in it. Love how versatile these items can be???? . . . #tassel #tassels #interiorinspo #interiorinspiration #decor #decorinspo #decorinspiration #renovation #whiteinterior #whiteinteriors #whiteinteriordesign #whiteinteriorinspo #homedecorideas #bohostyle #bohodecor #scandiboho #myburleighreno

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When you have 2 sons 16mths apart and they are at that pre teen age when bedrooms are more difficult to style. . . How do you think I went with bedroom #1??? Unfortunately I need a lens that can squeeze the missing surfboard and the bean bag in too! Is there a good app for that? Please do tell if you know of one. . . Notice my denim @kmartaus scandi shoe rack hack? Frames for prints, cushions, hanging lanterns, basket & side lamp are all from Kmart also. Winning! . . #texture #textures #kmart #interiorinspo #interiordesign #interiors #myburleighreno #kmartshoerack #mystyle #kmartbyyou #decor #decorlovers #decorlove #bedroominspo #bedroominspiration #bedroominterior #boysbedroom #bedroominteriors #adairs #kmarthack #kmarthacks #kmartloversnz

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The mum-of-four kept the existing buttons for contrast but shared that you can cover them if you like.

And that's it. You literally have a new bench. Feng shui complete.

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