People are obsessed with this 'genius' Kmart bread bin hack
It's the Kmart hack that impressed DIYers up and down the country, but a bread bin can become more than a side table.
Innovative and unique solutions for home storage take imagination and that's exactly what one mum used when she wanted an out-of-reach medicine cabinet.
"I had an old Kmart bread bin we no longer were using," Joelle wrote on a Facebook group.
After finding inspiration on TikTok, she "bought a second one, joined them together and we have a cheap yet stylish kitchen cabinet! I love it!"
And the post has almost 1000 likes!
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"This is retro inspired, I totally love it," one group member wrote.
"Legit genius. This is a great idea in a corner, too. Maybe above a desk," another added.
"Oh my gosh … You are a lil genius. This is totally what this group is about. How innovative and fantastic. Well done," a third commented.
Joelle, a Gold Coast mum, saw the original hack and came up with the idea of a medicine cabinet that could be out of reach of young hands.
"I was inspired by this lady on TikTok; I saw her video and my brain started ticking away and I knew exactly how and where I wanted to put it," Joelle told us.
"I had an unused bread bin that was too pretty to get rid of.
"I knew there had to be a way to use it somehow, and then this was it!
"Unlike the other hack, which used glue and lots of attachments, I kept it super simple and attached them together only using four nuts and bolts."
The resulting cabinet in the kitchen is used to store medicines and batteries, away from inquisitive little fingers.
Joelle, a mum of seven, including a stillborn daughter, turned to DIY and home renovations to keep busy.
"I keep my mind occupied on creative home organisation to keep from drowning in my grief," she told us.
"It really does make my heart happy."
It seems many others want to see what they can create with the $19 bread bin, but it has now sold out online!
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