Locked-down shopper sends DIY enthusiasts wild with her simple hack after transforming a $29 Kmart buy into a pastel bedside table
- A woman has shared her simple trick for turning a Kmart buy into a bedside table
- Hannah Leavey pulled the cushion off an ottoman, then painted it pastel green
- Doing so transformed the budget-friendly stool into a quirky table
- She said the total cost was $39 – $29 for the Kmart ottoman and $10 for the paint
An artistic shopper has shared her simple trick for turning a basic Kmart chair into a funky bedside table.
In a recent TikTok video, Sydney woman Hannah Leavey showed viewers how she removed the cushioned seat from a $29 ottoman with fabric scissors and a box cutter, then painted it pastel green with paint from Bunnings.
Her hack transformed the budget-friendly stool into a quirky table for a total cost of just $39 – $29 for the ottoman and $10 for the paint.
Ms Leavey credited a Melbourne marketing manager and DIY enthusiast named Simonette as her inspiration for upcycling the seat.
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An artistic shopper has shared her simple trick for turning a basic Kmart chair (left) into a funky bedside table (right)
Hannah Leavey said she removed the cushioned seat with a fabric scissors and a box cutter
Footage of her handiwork, which has been viewed 53,900 times since it was uploaded online on June 26, quickly sparked delighted responses from amateur home decorators.
‘Cute! Turned out so pretty,’ one woman replied.
‘Looks amazing, great job. That mint green is lush,’ said a second, while a third added: ‘I need to do this.’
Others said they had taken different coloured paint to ottomans with similar results.
Hannah Leavey (pictured) is a DIY enthusiast living in Sydney, New South Wales
‘So good, I did mine with glossy black paint! Such a great idea,’ one woman wrote.
And it’s not the only DIY Ms Leavey has been busy with during the New South Wales lockdown.
In a second video posted on June 30, she showed viewers how she breathed new life into a dull grey table lamp by painting it purple.
In a second video posted on June 30, Ms Leavey showed viewers how she breathed new life into a dull grey table lamp (left) by painting it purple (right)
Ms Leavey said she bought the $25 textured lamp from Kmart before coating it in a warm shade of lilac Taubmans paint.
Fans raved about the transformation, with one woman writing: ‘What a vibe.’
Another added: ‘You made it so much better, OMG!’