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Kmart hack: Renovate your home for as little as $3

Earlier this week, a thrifty homeowner called Anna wowed the Internet when she shared a snap of her amazing kitchen makeover using $3 sheets of vinyl from Kmart. 

And she’s not alone, with thousands of other savvy Australians using the sheets to completely transform rooms and pieces of furniture in a matter of minutes.

One woman, Debbie, used the dark woodgrain vinyl on her TV unit with very impressive results. 

One woman from Wollongong has proven that you can completely reimagine a space by using affordable items from Kmart

In one afternoon she managed to create a two toned kitchen by using a vinyl adhesive chalkboard roll from the popular chain store
In one afternoon she managed to create a two toned kitchen by using a vinyl adhesive chalkboard roll from the popular chain store

In one afternoon she managed to create a two toned kitchen by using a vinyl adhesive chalkboard roll from the popular chain store

One woman, Debbie, used the dark woodgrain vinyl (pictured) on her TV unit with very impressive results

One woman, Debbie, used the dark woodgrain vinyl (pictured) on her TV unit with very impressive results

‘Finally managed to cover the biro, glitter glue and felt pen marks on the old white TV unit,’ she said alongside a snap of her newly contacted space. 

Others have used the vinyl sheets to create entire feature walls – with one woman, Tash, using the light woodgrain and marble print vinyl sheets to makeover her bedroom.

‘It was so easy to apply and best of all it cost $25,’ Tash, 43, told FEMAIL.

'Finally managed to cover the biro, glitter glue and felt pen marks on the old white TV unit,' she said alongside a snap of her newly contacted space

‘Finally managed to cover the biro, glitter glue and felt pen marks on the old white TV unit,’ she said alongside a snap of her newly contacted space

Others have used the vinyl sheets to create entire feature walls

Others have used the vinyl sheets to create entire feature walls

‘The marble look vinyl contact and wood look vinyl contact are $3 a roll from Kmart are very simple to install – just peel off the backing and stick.

‘They are also very easy to keep clean in high traffic areas, you just wipe over! It costs about $25-$30 per full size feature wall.’

Ms Geddes has also applied the vinyl atop tables to give them a ‘marble’ finish.  

One woman, Tash, used the light woodgrain and marble print vinyl sheets to makeover her bedroom (pictured)

One woman, Tash, used the light woodgrain and marble print vinyl sheets to makeover her bedroom (pictured)

'Regular dinning table didn't fit so covered a foldable camping table with $3 woodgrain vinyl wrap. Love it,' a proud decorator wrote alongside her new creation (pictured)

‘Regular dinning table didn’t fit so covered a foldable camping table with $3 woodgrain vinyl wrap. Love it,’ a proud decorator wrote alongside her new creation (pictured)

Some have even used the hack to transform their dining room tables. 

‘Regular dinning table didn’t fit so covered a foldable camping table with $3 woodgrain vinyl wrap. Love it,’ a proud decorator wrote alongside her new creation. 

Another added: ‘I love Kmart vinyl wrap. Everything in my house is marble-y and sparkly now.’

Another added: 'I love Kmart vinyl wrap. Everything in my house is marble-y and sparkly now'

Another added: ‘I love Kmart vinyl wrap. Everything in my house is marble-y and sparkly now’

Another took it to a whole new level by wrapping her entire fridge in the marble vinyl and was pleased with how it turned out

Another took it to a whole new level by wrapping her entire fridge in the marble vinyl and was pleased with how it turned out

Another took it to a whole new level by wrapping her entire fridge in the marble vinyl while another used it as a feature wall in her bathroom

One woman, Bethany, used the marble look contact and the copper adhesive on her desk. 

‘Bought a $28 desk from Kmart, and some vinyl wrap, and turned something plain into something fancy as! So happy with my little area,’ she said. 

Another took it to a whole new level by wrapping her entire fridge in the marble vinyl and was pleased with how it turned out. 

'Bought a $28 desk from Kmart, And some $5 vinyl wrap,' this woman said 

‘Bought a $28 desk from Kmart, And some $5 vinyl wrap,’ this woman said 

'And turned something plain into something fancy asf! So happy with my little area,' she said 

‘And turned something plain into something fancy asf! So happy with my little area,’ she said 

The black marble look is also a popular one 

The black marble look is also a popular one 

Anna, whose kitchen makeover was achieved for a mere $9, spent the afternoon creating a ‘two-toned’ space using the adhesive chalkboard vinyl.  

All Anna had to do was stick the adhesive roll onto the upper kitchen cupboards – each roll costing $3 for one two-metre roll and she only needed to buy three to fit her cupboards.

At the time of writing the post had almost received 800 likes and had hundreds of comments from people tagging their friends and asking Anna for advice. 

'Revamped this shelf i got from kmart with some vinyl wrap from Kmart as well,' this woman wrote

‘Revamped this shelf i got from kmart with some vinyl wrap from Kmart as well,’ this woman wrote

This woman turned her wooden cabinet into a chic marble creation

This woman turned her wooden cabinet into a chic marble creation

This woman turned her wooden cabinet into a chic marble creation

Anna’s DIY skills don’t stop there, as she revealed in the comments that she created the wooden bench tops by simply buying $100 panels from Bunnings. 

She also revealed that the nifty mural that can be seen on one of the white walls in her home was all in a day’s work for her.

When asked whether it was hand painted Anna said all it took was finding a picture on the internet and used a projector to trace it with a whiteboard marker. 

This side table started off scuffed and plain white 

This side table started off scuffed and plain white 

And by the end it was a glittering marble side table 

And by the end it was a glittering marble side table 



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