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DIY enthusiast transforms cheap furniture into ‘luxury’ designs with her savvy tricks

Champagne taste on a budget! DIY enthusiast transforms cheap furniture into luxury designs with STICKERS – and it’s easier than you think

  • Australian DIY enthusiast Kylie Grimshaw Hughes re-purposes budget furniture
  • The Queensland-based designer shares the results on social media page Lux Hax
  • Ms Hughes takes flat-pack IKEA products and adds stylish panels and handles
  • She also transforms basic Kmart items with clever stickers and stencils

A woman who transforms budget furniture into ‘luxury’ designs has turned her creative eye for DIY into a booming business.

Kylie Grimshaw Hughes, who lives in Queensland, re-purposes flat-pack products and basic household accessories with stylish panels, handles and stencils.

By sharing the results of her handiwork on her social media account Lux Hax, Ms Hughes has built a thriving fan base and now sells custom overlay panels and door knobs online.

DIY interior decor business Lux Hax is run by Queensland woman Kylie Grimshaw Hughes, who revitalises budget furniture with custom panels and mirrored geometric designs

Lux Hax specialises in transforming budget-friendly IKEA furniture like bedside tables, headboards and kitchen cupboards with geometric prints called ‘Styl-Panels’.

Panels retail between $19.95 and $114.95.

The customised panels, which come in a variety of dimensions, should be positioned on the surface of furniture and stuck down using double-sided tape or a construction strength adhesive.

The business breathes new life into basic Kmart mirrors and glass accessories by fixing made-to-order panels over the frame.

Lux Hax also stocks Danish-made wooden door handles for cabinets and presses.

Lux Hax specialises in transforming budget-friendly IKEA furniture like kitchen cupboards with geometric prints called 'Styl-Panels'

Lux Hax specialises in transforming budget-friendly IKEA furniture like kitchen cupboards with geometric prints called ‘Styl-Panels’

The customised panels are stuck onto furniture using double-sided tape or construction strength adhesive

The customised panels are stuck onto furniture using double-sided tape or construction strength adhesive

Lux Hax also shares clever households hacks from other DIY enthusiasts, including this set of nest tables from IKEA which were sprayed with gold paint to fit the maximalist theme of the sitting room

Lux Hax also shares clever households hacks from other DIY enthusiasts, including this set of nest tables from IKEA which were sprayed with gold paint to fit the maximalist theme of the sitting room

Lux Hax boasts a five star rating online, with a stream of satisfied customers gushing over their revitalised furniture.

‘I am in love with my daughter’s new chest of drawers – from boring to luxe, what a difference!’ a Brisbane mother said on Facebook.

‘I placed my order for a Styl-Panel on Tuesday and it come on Thursday – such fast and efficient service!’ another woman wrote.

Satisfied customers heaped praise on Lux Hax Styl-Panels for breathing new life into their dull and dowdy furniture

Satisfied customers heaped praise on Lux Hax Styl-Panels for breathing new life into their dull and dowdy furniture

Lux Hax also stocks Danish door and cabinet handles (pictured, the $13.45 Skal handles are shown on a TV bench re-purposed into a hall seat)

Lux Hax also stocks Danish door and cabinet handles (pictured, the $13.45 Skal handles are shown on a TV bench re-purposed into a hall seat)

‘The panel is exactly how it’s described and portrayed in the photos. It doesn’t look like a sticker, it totally transforms the furniture and makes it look a million dollars!

‘I’ll be a customer again for sure.’ 

One woman praised the clever designs and lamented how she ‘only wish I’d thought of this first’.

Lux Hax offers free delivery across Australia on purchases of $150 or more.

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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