My Kmart Hack and #HIT Kmart Styling Challenge

kmart styling

I can’t seem to window shop at Kmart. I walk in with no intention of buying and then I walk out with a few bargains. It seems I’m not alone as Kmart Hacks are now becoming a real thing and I like it. With the change of season, I like to change things up in the interior of my home and a Kmart Hack is just the thing to spruce it up. I’ve attempted my own Kmart Hack before and it turned out well and the pom poms are still on the cushions!

My next Kmart Hack was a bit of a fail. You can read about that one here.

I attempted my third Kmart Hack by painting polka dots on this Kmart White Jug. The results are a bit mixed. It’s a bit rough, but from the distance, the jug doesn’t look too bad. The jug only cost $8 and didn’t take long to paint. Best of all, if I change my mind about it, I can wash the paint off.

Kmart Hack White Jug


Kmart 2lt Jug $8
Kmart 2lt Jug $8


We used one of Esther's Sticker Backings and used this as the paint template
We used one of Esther’s sticker backings and used this as the paint template


Our first dot
Our first dot


The dots are a bit rough
The dots are a bit rough


But I don't mind the overall look
But I don’t mind the overall look

I used my remnants of Annie Sloan paint in a teal colour called ‘Florence’. After attending a party that introduced me to the Annie Sloan paints last year, I painted a wooden tray that I had hiding in my office. I hadn’t shared this project on the blog because I got a bit overwhelmed with family and life after Phoebe was born. But here it is. And it works beautifully with the painted jug. It probably even saves the bad paint job.

kmart jug coffee table


coffee table


coffee table styling

Nicole and I enjoy seeing you link up with #HIT and we know over time the link up will grow. To expand our link up we’ve decided to run a giveaway.

With a little thought, so many of Kmart’s inspiring range can work in your home too! So much so, that The Builder’s Wife and I would like to invite you to join in our Kmart Styling challenge.

Would you like to have some fun and have a chance to win a $50 Coles Myer Giftcard? Simply share your Kmart hack or styling using a minimum of one piece from Kmart, share this in a blog post on our #HIT link up and be sure to tag The Plumbette and The Builder’s Wife so that we can find you.

If you don’t have a blog, but would still like to be involved, upload a photo of your Kmart styling to Instagram and tag @nicole_thebuilderswife and @theplumbette don’t forget to use the hashtag #HITKmartStyle so that we can all find you. Alternatively upload a photo to Facebook, but again be sure to tag The Plumbette and The Builder’s Wife and use the hashtag #HITKmartStyle so that we can all find you. All shares must be finalised by the 10th of October. The Builder’s Wife and I will choose a winner and the winner will be announced via all our social media outlets as well as via email on the 12th of October.

Here are the boring parts, that we need you to know.

Terms and Conditions

1.This is a game of skill. Each valid entry to be judged on creativity and originality, not by chance.

There is one prize: 1 $50 Coles Myer Voucher.

Entries open from 5am Brisbane time Thursday 10th September to Saturday 10th October 2015 11am Brisbane Time.

Prize is not transferable or changeable

Prize sent out by The Plumbette will not be replaced in the event it is stolen, lost or damaged in transit or virtually.

Entry is via sharing a post or picture on your own blog or Instagram account if you don’t have a blog and tagging The Plumbette and The Builder’s Wife as mentioned above. Hashtag is #HITKmartStyle.

A valid email address must be included in your entry.

Entry into any giveaway or competition is deemed acceptance of these Terms and Conditions

Entrants must be Australian residents and aged 18 or over

The winner will be notified by email and has 3 days to reply and claim the prize. The winner will also be announced on Facebook. This giveaway is not endorsed by Facebook.

The decision on the winner is final and no dialogue will be entered into otherwise.

These terms and conditions are subject to change at any time without notice.

Home Improvement Thursdays
If you’re a DIY, home organization, building, renovation, home makeover, home decorating, home maintenance or trade related blogger we’d LOVE you to link up with us below.

Here are the HIT rules for how to link up and what you need to do once you have linked up.

Linkable posts, must centre around the topics of DIY, Renovations, Home Organisation, Home Improvement, Home Makeovers, Home Styling, or Home Maintenance.

You can share 1 post each week. Please make sure they are new to the “Home Improvement Thursday” party.

Linking is simple, find the little blue button at the end of the post that says, Add Your Link, and then pop in your URL, and follow the prompts. Your link only needs to be added once and it will automatically show up on both of our blogs… it’s that easy!

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