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The best Kmart hacks | Our Urban Box

So I think we all know that Kmart have totally upped their game when it comes to affordable and on trend homewares. Not everyone is into Kmart and thats cool. I love that I can get a new piece for the home and not have it break the bank. But did you know there is a whole world of Kmart hacks out there? Just search #kmarthack on Instagram to see what I am talking about. Some seriously cool and creative ladies have got them selves a can of spray paint and other crafty tools and totally hacked some of Kmart best selling items to turn them into something even more fabulous! Pretty cool huh?

Let me show what I am talking about.

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Here @moore_creative has turned a pair of Kmart copper candle holders into a funky pair of pendant lights. Seriously cool. I think I may also spy the Kmart checked quilt cover on the bed. I am desperate for these copper candle holders, but they are sold out every where!


@The_4224_collective has turned the Kmart black metal basket into a bang on trend side table/storage by adding a marble top. Styled perfectly too with pinks and charcoals. You could even add a round chopping board (I’ve heard Ikea have a perfectly sized lazy susan) to the top for a different look and feel. Spray the basket any colour you choose!

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The arrow light has been hacked with a fresh coat of cotton candy pink to match this little girls nursery. The clever mum behind this one is Amy from @amzhome. This is can easily been done to both the heart and ampersand lights as well don’t forget – the only trouble will be picking what colour to choose!

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@tas_and_ellie is a genius with this one! These are the black and copper large bowls from Kmart hacked into pendant lights for about a quarter of the price! Winning!!


These shadow boxes have been transformed with sweet girly hues to match this adorable little girls room. @fee_loves has done an amazing job styling this little girls room. So pretty don’t you think?


design 4Another shadow box hack, this time for the boys. Remember your only limited by your imagination! These shadow boxes look great anywhere in the home! @mel_zag has turned the pink and white shadow box pure white in this hack. It looks great!

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I have a couple of these plants stands at home. The original colour is aqua or yellow. Grab yourself some black, white or copper paint for a sleeker look. @blondeonyxcandles has opted for black with a storage stack for her fiddle leaf fig. I love this!


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For a cheap and easy solution to a lack of storage in the bathroom, @four.from.forty has dressed this Kmart 2 drawer table in some aqua and gold paint. I can picture this in a sweet nursery for a little girl with pink and aqua. Or in a study?

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Oh my!! I absolutely adore this one! Recognise this? Yep, its the hard to find copper candle holder. Sprayed white and paired with that beaded cord, it makes one awesome pendant light. @skybdiva is the creative soul behind this one.

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Can you count the number of Kmart hacks in this one? Kaz from @mahalo.mumma has hacked the shadow boxes, the clock and the animal hook shelf (how cute are superhero animals?). The wall stickers are also from Kmart – she chopped up the black cloud wall stickers into triangles! Clever thinking. I think she has done a cracking job.

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These sweet Kmart hangers have been given a sweet little hack. Elise from @leopard_inthenight has dipped the ends into some pretty pink paint to dress up these otherwise boring hangers.


Michelle from @mishcav has given the copper candle holder a new purpose by creating a gorgeous little vase.

There you have it. 12 amazing Kmart hacks to turn something mass produced into something unique and simply stunning!

I love the white pendant light created from the copper candle holder. Which one is your favourite? If you see something cool on Instagram, tag me in it. I am always looking for new and creative finds on Instagram. You can find me at @oururbanbox. And if you loved this post, come see us on Facebook and join in the fun over there! For a peek at how others have styled their Kmart products, check out this post here.



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  1. Jackie @ Hippie Mumma

    April 21, 2015 at 8:27 pm

    oh my gosh I’m obsessed with this post! Screen shotted so much of it! When I go to Orange next im going to look for those pendants – I must have!! Hoping that a country town might still have them in stock 😉
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    1. Fleur - Our Urban Box

      April 22, 2015 at 2:12 pm

      If you get your hands on the copper candle holder you will be one lucky lady x

  2. Bec @ The Plumbette

    April 21, 2015 at 8:32 pm

    Wow, there are some seriously creative people aren’t there. I love all the photos but my favourite hacks are the copper candle holder ones. The last vase one is fantastic. I’d love to get my hands on one. I can understand why they sold out!
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    1. Fleur - Our Urban Box

      April 26, 2015 at 10:03 pm

      Yep completely sold out Bec! It was a popular item!
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  3. Shannon

    April 21, 2015 at 8:38 pm

    Wow! So much awesome here! The copper Pendant light is my fave! Some clever people out there! Xx
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    1. Fleur - Our Urban Box

      April 22, 2015 at 2:11 pm

      I wish I was half as clever as these ladies!

  4. Jesse

    April 21, 2015 at 9:30 pm

    I Love this post Fleur! So many great ideas, thank you xxx

    1. Fleur - Our Urban Box

      April 22, 2015 at 2:11 pm

      Thanks Jesse. There are seriously clever people out there!

  5. Jenni from Styling Curvy

    April 21, 2015 at 10:08 pm

    I’m sharing! This is too good x
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  6. Sammie @ The Annoyed Thyroid

    April 21, 2015 at 10:20 pm

    I can’t choose a favourite! I love them all! People are so clever. K Mart items have never looked so good!
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  7. Jess @ A Little Part of the World

    April 22, 2015 at 7:16 am

    There are some seriously clever people out there. So cool. Love all of these. The copper candle holder as a vase is gorgeous. I Love all the shadow boxes and have been umming and ahhing about getting some E’s room. Great inspiration. I might just have to get myself to Kmart! Jx
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    1. Fleur - Our Urban Box

      April 22, 2015 at 2:10 pm

      Get some boxes Jess. So cheap and so easy to match in with your decor with a lick of paint. x

  8. Monique@The Urban Mum

    April 22, 2015 at 8:50 am

    Brilliant ideas; just when I thought I could not be bothered doing any more to my décor – along comes this post and the plant stand and copper/vase idea…I may brave the Sydney weather and take a visit to Kmart today, probably have the store to myself – quick before the fabulousness disappears..x
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    1. Fleur - Our Urban Box

      April 22, 2015 at 2:09 pm

      Gosh yes the weather is dreadful up there. Hope you are safe and somewhat dry!

  9. Lauren @ The Thud

    April 22, 2015 at 11:23 am

    Well now I need to find one of those candle holders!!! God people are clever. Love this Fleur! Thanks for putting it together!
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    1. Fleur - Our Urban Box

      April 22, 2015 at 2:08 pm

      Good luck finding one! I hear they are sold out everywhere! x

  10. Trish

    April 22, 2015 at 1:22 pm

    I miss Kmart so much – nearest is 2hrs away.
    I love the black and copper bowls as light pendant.
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    1. Fleur - Our Urban Box

      April 22, 2015 at 2:08 pm

      Oh that is a bummer! I don’t think they do online shopping either 🙁

  11. Lauren @ Create Bake Make

    April 22, 2015 at 1:40 pm

    Ok you’ve convinced me, I’m off to Kmart now!
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    1. Fleur - Our Urban Box

      April 22, 2015 at 2:07 pm

      I hope your Kmart has the copper candle holder – sold out everywhere!

  12. Raychael aka Mystery Case

    April 22, 2015 at 4:19 pm

    Love all these ideas. I have a little something mysterious coming up with Kmart next month and a mystery blogger. Can’t wait!
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    1. Fleur - Our Urban Box

      April 26, 2015 at 10:04 pm

      oh WOW!! That sound awesome. Can’t wait to read about this mysterious thing coming up!
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  13. Vicki @ Boiled Eggs & Soldiers

    April 22, 2015 at 7:43 pm

    This is a great post Fleur (I’ve shared it too!). People never cease to amaze me with their creativeness. The bowls as lights are genius and I’m going to have to brave the weather to get myself to a Kmart if I find a copper candle holder I will get you one!
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    1. Fleur - Our Urban Box

      April 29, 2015 at 10:32 pm

      Thanks for sharing x Oh thank you! I would love you forever if you found me one! x
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  14. Sophie

    April 22, 2015 at 8:39 pm

    Not sure whereabouts you live, but they definitely had them last week at the Chatswood K mart! 🙂

    1. Fleur - Our Urban Box

      April 29, 2015 at 10:31 pm

      Definitely none in Wagga – I keep stalking on the hope they might suddenly appear!
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  15. Kim @Landofzonkt

    April 22, 2015 at 9:55 pm

    I love me a good hack, be it kmart or even ikea… I have also done a far few.
    Agree with you, love interior decor but I do not like the price tag associated.
    I recently did a kmart hack with the yellow pot stand and yellow dip bamboo tray as side tables for my new bedroom sweet. Worked a treat!

    Oh & I haven’t seen the copper candle holders not in Kmart but I brought one from Dusk today for $15… Might help in the search…

    Great post, lots of inspiration. x
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    1. Fleur - Our Urban Box

      April 24, 2015 at 8:02 am

      Hi Kim! I’d love to see your hack. If you’ve posted on Instagram, do you mind using #oubstyle so I can check
      it out? Thanks for the dusk hot tip. Will check it out x

  16. Sonia Life Love Hiccups

    April 23, 2015 at 10:22 pm

    Seriously how clever are some people and how freaking awesome has Kmart become!!! xx
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    1. Fleur - Our Urban Box

      April 24, 2015 at 7:56 am

      So clever Sonia! I just wish my Kmart stocked more of all the goodness!

  17. Mumma McD

    April 24, 2015 at 2:35 pm

    These are some fab ideas! Amazing what you can do with a little creativity 🙂 Now, I just wish I had some!! 😉
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  18. Ingrid @ Fabulous and Fun Life

    April 24, 2015 at 8:22 pm

    No wonder those copper candle holders are sold out everywhere! The pendant lamps they’ve been converted into are brilliant!
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  20. Rachael

    April 25, 2015 at 8:18 am

    I quite like all these hacks…as they inject a little soul back into the product. Mind you I happily by Kmart when I need to and also recommend buys to clients who need to as well. I probably should do some more research into where most of their products are made and if they pay there workers well- must investigate sometime. Cute blog! Rachael

    1. Fleur - Our Urban Box

      April 29, 2015 at 10:30 pm

      Thanks for stopping by Rachael. It would be very interesting to see how well they pay their factory workers. There is a list that lists brands by their ethical standards. I am sure you could find it on google x
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  21. Malinda @mybrownpaperpackages

    April 25, 2015 at 8:35 am

    Kmart and a bit of creativity has really opened up the world of interior design to so many more people. I love it!
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    1. Fleur - Our Urban Box

      April 25, 2015 at 12:14 pm

      It sure has. Affordability has never looked so good!

  22. Lila

    April 25, 2015 at 8:42 am

    What an awesome round-up of ideas! I’m plotting a few spots in our house for some of these!
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    1. Fleur - Our Urban Box

      April 25, 2015 at 12:14 pm

      If you share them on Instagram, please tag them #oubstyle so I can check them out x

  23. Vanessa

    April 25, 2015 at 9:16 am

    That’s pretty cool – I had no idea there were Kmart hacks out there!
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    1. Fleur - Our Urban Box

      April 25, 2015 at 12:12 pm

      Me neither till I stumbled across them on Instagram. Some people are just so clever x

  24. diane @smartmoneysimplelife

    April 25, 2015 at 12:10 pm

    Awesome!!! I’m a *huge* Kmart fan. And, you’re right, they have seriously lifted their game lately – lucky us!
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    1. Fleur - Our Urban Box

      April 25, 2015 at 12:11 pm

      Lucky us alright! I wonder what they will come up with next!

  25. Lisa@RandomActsOfZen

    April 25, 2015 at 1:16 pm

    Fleur, what a gorgeous collection of clever hacks! I was lucky enough to pick up one of their light boxes for Bella’s birthday, before they sold out. K Mart is certainly going in the right direction x
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    1. Fleur - Our Urban Box

      April 29, 2015 at 10:28 pm

      Thank you Lisa. Our Kmart didn’t even get the light boxes in so lucky you!
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  26. Bec @ Seeing the Lighter Side

    April 25, 2015 at 8:08 pm

    I practically live at Kmart when I’m not at the supermarket! Love these ideas.
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    1. Fleur - Our Urban Box

      April 29, 2015 at 10:27 pm

      Ha! I am stalking mine at the moment waiting for some of the new homewares to drop!
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  27. michelle

    April 29, 2015 at 7:49 pm

    Gee some people are clever. Those pendant lights are amazing though and would be perfect for a budget friendly home reno

    1. Fleur - Our Urban Box

      April 29, 2015 at 10:27 pm

      Budget friendly indeed!
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  28. Phoebe @ All That Shines

    May 1, 2015 at 7:06 am

    I think I was just lucky enough to stumble across one of those rose gold/copper candle holders! I really love the idea of adding flowers into them for something different 🙂 Actually I love so many of those ideas… thanks for sharing!

    1. Fleur - Our Urban Box

      May 3, 2015 at 9:39 pm

      Thanks for stopping by Phoebe x I love the idea of using it as a vase also x

  29. Em

    May 1, 2015 at 7:26 pm

    I live @ Kmart – most of the clothes I own are from there! Love these hacks – the new home wears range is GORG as is but so much creativity and thought has gone into the craft. Love it.
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    1. Fleur - Our Urban Box

      May 3, 2015 at 9:38 pm

      I just wish I could my hands on the new range! My Kmart just sells out so quickly!

  30. nat @nataliecartertalksfitness

    May 2, 2015 at 2:49 pm

    It pains me how creative some people are! So taking a leaf outta their books. Great post!

    1. Fleur - Our Urban Box

      May 3, 2015 at 9:33 pm

      Thank you. Me too, I wish I had a little bit of creativity x

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  35. Georgie

    December 11, 2015 at 1:38 pm

    I seriously cant find the Kmart animal hook shelf ANYWHERE!!!!
    I absolutely NEED it!
    Is it just gone forever or……maybe im not typing the proper words in the search bar lol!
    Someone help me!

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    December 29, 2015 at 6:43 pm


    How did you turn the candle holder into a vase?


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  40. Janice Flores

    July 22, 2016 at 2:21 am

    All of these ideas are amazing! I love being able to find bargain items and use them for a different purpose altogether to make something beautiful! All of those smart people inspire me to do the same for my house. Thanks for gathering these and sharing! 😀

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