Australian shopper shares easy hack for transforming a Kmart ottoman into a nightstand

Locked-up shopper drives DIY enthusiasts wild with her simple hack after turning a $29 Kmart purchase into a pastel nightstand

  • A woman shared her simple trick to turn a Kmart purchase into a nightstand
  • Hannah Leavey pulled the pillow off an ottoman and then painted it pastel green
  • This turned 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 easy trick for turning a simple Kmart chair into a funky nightstand.

in a recent TikTok video, Sydney woman Hannah Leavey showed viewers how she removed the padded seat from a $29 ottoman with fabric scissors and a box cutter, then painted it pastel green with Bunnings paint.

Her hack turned 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 called Simonette, a marketing executive and DIYer from Melbourne, her inspiration for upcycling the chair.

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An Artistic Shopper Shared Her Simple Trick for Flipping a Simple Kmart Chair (Photo)

In a funky nightstand (photo)

In a funky nightstand (photo)

An artistic shopper has shared her easy trick for turning a simple Kmart chair (left) into a funky nightstand (right)

Hannah Leavey said she removed the cushioned chair with cloth scissors and a box cutter

Hannah Leavey said she removed the cushioned chair with cloth scissors and a box cutter

Hannah Leavey said she removed the cushioned chair with cloth 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 enthusiastic reactions from amateur home decorators.

‘Cute! It turned out so beautiful,’ a woman replied.

‘Looks great, great job. That mint green is lush,” said a second, while a third added, “I have to do this.”

Others said they brought different colors of paint to Ottomans with similar results.

Hannah Leavey (pictured) is a do-it-yourselfer living in Sydney, New South Wales

Hannah Leavey (pictured) is a do-it-yourselfer living in Sydney, New South Wales

Hannah Leavey (pictured) is a do-it-yourselfer living in Sydney, New South Wales

‘So good, I did mine with glossy black paint! What a great idea,” one woman wrote.

And it’s not the only DIY store Ms Leavey has been working on 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 gray 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 gray table lamp.

In a second video posted on June 30, Ms. Leavey showed viewers how she breathed new life into a dull gray table lamp.

By painting it purple (photo)

By painting it purple (photo)

In a second video posted on June 30, Ms. Leavey showed viewers how she breathed new life into a dull gray table lamp (left) by painting it purple (right)

Ms. Leavey said she bought the $25 textured lamp from Kmart before applying it in a warm shade of lilac Taubmans paint.

Fans raved about the transformation and one woman wrote, “What a vibe.”

Another added: ‘You made it so much better, OMG!’

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