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Kmart shopper saves $1,399 with incredible side table hack: 'Looks amazing'

Social media users think the woman's coffee table dupe looks better than the more expensive version

An Aussie woman has wowed with her DIY home decor project, transforming budget Kmart side tables into a stunning dupe of a higher-priced coffee table.

Showing off her stunning results in a Facebook group for fans of the discount retailer, the woman revealed that after successfully upcycling other Kmart products with her husband, they were keen to take on the project.

The woman shared the process of using two Kmart side tables and a piece of plywood to make the stunning DIY coffee table. Photo: Facebook/Kmart Hacks & Decor
The woman shared the process of using two Kmart side tables and a piece of plywood to make the stunning DIY coffee table. Photo: Facebook/Kmart Hacks & Decor

"Our new house needed a bigger coffee table," she explained, "we were looking at one similar at Harvey Norman that was expensive for a coffee table." Luckily, her resourceful husband was up for the challenge of crafting their very own version at a fraction of the cost.

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Despite the hefty price tag of $1499 for the coffee table they had their eye on, they found a way to bring their vision to life for roughly $100, using two ribbed side tables from Kmart and wood and supplies purchased from Bunnings.

Elaborating on the process, she explained they used $50 worth of thick plywood and cut the curves for the tabletop themselves, before nailing everything together and filling the remaining holes.

The woman saved $1399 by recreating the coffee table using Kmart side tables. Photos: Harvey Norman, Facebook/Kmart Hacks & Decor
The woman saved over $1000 by recreating the coffee table using Kmart side tables. Photos: Harvey Norman, Facebook/Kmart Hacks & Decor

The group members couldn't help but shower praise on her finished product.

"Wow, fabulous work, looks amazing," one group member wrote.

Other group members chimed in, sharing their own successful DIY projects where they used the Kmart ribbed side tables as coffee table legs with similar success.

"Same in our house," one person said, sharing a photo of their own DIY coffee table. Like the original poster, they used Kmart side tables as the base, then cut and painted the top themselves, using Bunnings plywood for the tabletop.

"Very impressive," praised another group member, admiring the collection of DIY projects.

Other group members shared their similar DIY projects using Kmart side tables. Photos: Facebook/Kmart Hacks & Decor
Other group members shared their similar DIY projects using Kmart side tables. Photos: Facebook/Kmart Hacks & Decor

The popular Kmart side tables used in the DIY project are now priced at $39.00, down from $45.00, thanks to Kmart's recent price drop initiative.

With this reduced cost, creating your own furniture through simple hacks has become an even more budget-friendly option for Aussie shoppers.

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