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Kmart Hack | Our Urban Box

Have you attempted your own Kmart hack yet? I hadn’t and I wanted to get in on the Kmart hack action. As soon as I saw these Kmart outdoor lanterns on Instagram I knew I was going to get one and paint itΒ black. They are very similar to a metal cube that was released by Country Road a while back that sold out across the country. I managed to snap up two Β lanterns the other week and set about choosing a colour.

Kmart Hack | Our Urban Box

I originally thought black would be my choice of colour and we had some black spray paint in the garage. But then I realised that all our furniture is quite dark so black might get a bit lost. I went to Bunnings and as soon I as saw the Ocean Mist by Rust-Oluem I was sold! I thought it was the perfect colour to pop against my dark furniture. And I can always change the colour later!

Kmart Hack | Our Urban Box

I had to do about 2 -3 light coats to cover everything. Once dry I did another 2 light coats. Make sure you are in a well ventilated area – I did mine outside.


All up it took me about 3o mins and was a lot of fun! I am looking for other things that need a new coat of paint!

Kmart Hack | Our Urban Box

Kmart Hack | Our Urban Box

There you have it! My first DIY attempt at anything. I am really happy with the mint colour. I think it goes perfectly in our bedroom and against our dark furniture. These lanterns are so versatile too. You can use them as a candle holder, vaseΒ (not with the glass cylinder that comes with it though)Β or even place a pot plant in them.

Have you hacked any Kmart items yet? Grab your self some spray paint and see what you can do.
Happy Hacking


  1. shannon @my2morrows

    July 30, 2015 at 11:55 am

    That is so cool! I love the colour you choose.
    THink I’m off to bunnings this wk end.. that spray paint looks addictive though!
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    1. Fleur - Our Urban Box

      August 5, 2015 at 8:19 pm

      SO addictive! I’m already on the hunt for what I can spray next!

  2. Jackie From Hippie Mumma

    July 30, 2015 at 4:43 pm

    Looks beautiful! Mint is such a popular colour, and for good reason… love it xx
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    1. Fleur - Our Urban Box

      August 5, 2015 at 8:19 pm

      It is the perfect shade of mint Jackie – so pretty!

  3. Sammie @ The Annoyed Thyroid

    July 30, 2015 at 5:48 pm

    That looks so good! You my friend, are the Queen of Hacks!
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    1. Fleur - Our Urban Box

      August 5, 2015 at 8:18 pm

      Thanks Sammie, was the easiest thing to do!

  4. Jenni from Styling Curvy

    August 11, 2015 at 8:57 am

    Ocean mist is my favourite colour, love the lantern as a vase
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