I tell you, there are some clever mums out there. I don’t think there could be a MORE inviting reading nook bookstore for littlies than this clever Kmart Cubby House hack!
Mum Lauren set to task on converting the Kmart Cubby House ($199) a gorgeous book store reading nook for her little girl Isla and the results are jaw-droppingly stunning.
Lauren posted her finished pics of the converted cubby house to popular Facebook group Kmart Hacks & Décor and was quickly inundated with gasps of gratitude for creating such beauty. And it’s easy to see why – I want this space for ME.
“My First Kmart Hack!”
Lauren’s Facebook post is captioned “My first KMART hack!! A “bookstore” for my daughter’s first birthday”. Which causes me to fall over because my first Kmart hacks were most definitely NOT of this calibre. They involved vinyl wrap and a desktop. Enough said. But hey, there’s hope for us!
The $199 Kmart Cubby House received a splash of vivid white paint, fitted out with mini bookshelves, comfy cushions and a furry rug to lounge on, fairy lights for ambience, a funky chandelier and a peachy pink door complete with gold toned hardware. And let’s not forget the greenery filled window boxes and personalised bookstore sign. It doesn’t get much more adorable than this, surely. #WANT
Convinced that Lauren came straight from the set of The Block and has some stellar reno skills behind her, I ask her about the skill set required for undertaking such a project.
Lauren says “I have no skills at all haha just had a vision of how I wanted it to look, so it’s quite easy for a beginner. I did get my stepdad to screw in a piece of MDF to create that back wall but again was relatively easy.”
OK, awesome, so ANYONE can create this cubby house hack!
All of the delicious details…
Because we all want to know the nitty-gritty details, Lauren has helped us all out by listing where she got everything to complete her Kmart Cubby House makeover.
Be warned though, if you’re working to a timeline, Lauren did mention that the job did take a couple of weeks to create. So perhaps don’t expect to knock it out overnight on Christmas Eve, just saying.
“Painting probably took the longest part. And the tassel chandelier took a couple of days once I figured out how I wanted it to look.”
Yes, folks, Lauren MADE THE TASSEL CHANDELIER WITH HER OWN HANDS. #bowdown
Also, for those wondering what that sensational shade of pink is on the door – it’s Retro Peach from British Paints, and ain’t it just PEACHY? Love!
See something you love? Here’s Lauren’s list of suppliers: