Kmart $3 item transforms bathroom space: 'Very spa-like'

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Self-confessed Kmart hack queen Samantha has demonstrated a fabulous way of updating any blank bit of wall with these fabulous Kmart shelves - a bargain at just $3.

Samantha, from Mandurah in Western Australia, has built a big following with her eye for detail and her clever styling. And enjoying finding unique pieces and using them in her house has helped her a lot during Covid. 

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A woman's Kmart hack has turned her bathroom in a spa-like oasis. Photo: Getty Images

"I love my styling and arranging my bedroom," she tells Yahoo Lifestyle. "I also love doing crafts when I've been in lockdown," she added.  

Now, over 161,000 people look to her for hacks, tips and styling tricks they can use in their home that won't break the bank.

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Insta inspirer KmartHackQueen, aka Samantha, at her local Kmart in Mandurah. Photo: instagram/@kmarthackqueen
Insta inspirer KmartHackQueen, aka Samantha, at her local Kmart in Mandurah. Photo: instagram/@kmarthackqueen
KmartHackQueen Samatha recently gave her main bathroom a makeover using Kmart products. Photo: instagram/@kmarthackqueen
KmartHackQueen Samatha recently gave her main bathroom a makeover using Kmart products. Photo: instagram/@kmarthackqueen

In one of her most recent projects, she decided to makeover her bathroom and turned to Kmart to style it out.

 "I had a little revamp in the main bathroom," she said on her Instagram. "Just added some green, rattan and jute to add some warmth in this bathroom."

But what really stood out was the spa-like vibe she created with some simple and cheap $3 shelves. 

Making the most on a small piece of wall in her bathroom, Samantha has created some all-important storage without foregoing aesthetics. 

The resulting look is not just coordinated and clean but also very current with its use of rattans and pale woods.

The Kmart display shelf looks pretty stylish for just $3. Photo: Kmart
The Kmart display shelf looks pretty stylish for just $3. Photo: Kmart
Samantha aka Kmart Hack Queen styles up the Kmart display shelf, which is just $3. Photo: instagram.com/@kmarthackqueen
Samantha aka Kmart Hack Queen styles up the Kmart display shelf, which is just $3. Photo: instagram.com/@kmarthackqueen

But she does admit that this hack while looking simple, can be a little tricky – it's all about balance and a little extra security.

"Make sure you even out the weight with your decor items to stop it wanting to move like a see-saw," she says on her post. 

"Place decor items right in the middle or place a couple of items to fill the shelf to distribute the weight."

She also suggested securing the shelves to your wall - particularly if you have children. 

"Stick blu tac on the wood part of the shelf and fix to the wall to stop it moving," she suggests. 

"Make sure you fix with a proper screw and plug. So it can take weight otherwise it could be a disaster," she adds.

And her fans love the way they look.

"They look beautiful, love what you have done! I definitely need to pick some up," bargain.boss says in the comments.

"Very spa-like," another commenter said. 

Samantha's final suggestion is: "If you can, go into Kmart test out your items on the shelf before purchase, if any in stock." 

With so many of us in lockdown we may need to rely on the measuring tape and a good eye right now but for the $3 investment - we think it's worth it.

If you can't get your hands on the Kmart Display Shelf, we've rounded up a few others below. Some of the links in this article may return revenue to Yahoo Lifestyle

Anko by Kmart Hanging Wall Shelf - $5

Anko by Kmart Hanging Wall Shelf

Drake Macrame Hanging Display Shelf - $37

Drake Macrame Hanging Display Shelf

3pcs Wall Floating Shelves Wall Mount - $94.99

3pcs Wall Floating Shelves Wall Mount

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