A thrifty home owner has come up with a genius hack to create a cheap ottoman out of two $10 dog beds.
Josie Stroffolino showed off her epic DIY skills in a Kmart hack group on Facebook, detailing how she sewed two velvet dog beds together to create a stylish new piece of furniture.
The 31-year-old from Adelaide explained that it was the deep navy colour that first drew her to the item, followed by the bargain price tag.
“I absolutely loved the colour and the shape, as they match my home decor, but had no use for them,” she told Mamamia. “After some thought, I realised for the price, only $9.50 a piece, it wouldn’t hurt to buy a couple and have a play with them.”
The results were spectacular, with her plush homemade footstool rivalling some designer labels, including a Matt Blatt item that would set people back $995.
Best of all, she says it was extremely easy to make and required just a needle, thread and scissors.
First Josie unpicked the lining on the bottom of each bed and sewed the seams together, leaving a small hole for her to re-stuff them after.
After, she sewed up the tiny hole and voilà.
Since sharing her how-to in the Facebook group, Rosie has been inundated with praise for her crafty idea.
“You’re so talented,” one user wrote, while another called her a “genius”.
She’s not the only person who loves a good Kmart hacks, with over 126,000 members belonging to the online community.
At the start of the year, a mum’s $5 lunchbox hack went viral, that used an ice cube tray to create kid sized compartments for different foods.
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