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Amateur DIY mom transforms a $39 Kmart side table into dreamy decor

Mama transforms a $39 Kmart side table into a dreamy decor piece for under $200 — and the result will amaze you

  • Mama Camille turned a $39 Kmart side table into a luxury piece of furniture
  • The Aussie mom of one had never tried a home project before
  • She used Zinsser primer, British paint, oak half-rounds and spray paint
  • The DIY impressed thousands online and costs just $169.20
  • Similar designs from expensive brands can cost up to $599 per cabinet


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An amateur DIY enthusiast has revealed how she turned a standard $39 Kmart side table into a luxury high-end piece of furniture using products from Bunnings Warehouse and Supercheap Auto.

The Australian mother of one Camilla had never tried a home project before but impressed thousands with the end result costing just $169.20.

The $39 Egon Side Drawer originally had black legs and woody laminate, but Camilla transformed the look with semicircular oak molds and white paint.

Similar designs from expensive brands can cost up to $599 per cabinet.

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Mom-of-one Camilla has impressed thousands online after she revealed how she turned a simple $39 Kmart side table into a luxurious high-end piece of furniture (pictured)

Camilla had never tried a home project before but impressed thousands with the end result costing just $169.20

Camilla had never tried a home project before but impressed thousands with the end result costing just $169.20

Camilla had never tried a home project before but impressed thousands with the end result costing just $169.20

To transform the affordable cabinet, Camille used Zinsser primer, British paint, oak half-rounds, and spray paint.

Sharing the details with a popular Facebook group, she first painted the cabinet legs with Supercheap Auto enamel gold spray paint and primed the laminate with Zinsser primer.

When the laminate was dry, she painted each piece white with Bunnings British paint.

The long oak semicircular molds were cut to size and then carefully painted white and glued to the front of the cabinet with Tarzan’s grip wood glue.

Once all the pieces were dry, Camille built the side table and decorated it with books, white decor, a map, and a camera.

Camille also said she made two matching cabinets for her house.

Similar designs from expensive brands can cost up to $599 per cabinet

Similar designs from expensive brands can cost up to $599 per cabinet

Similar designs from expensive brands can cost up to $599 per cabinet

The images caught the attention of more than 2,000 members of the online community who called the end result “incredible” and “stunning.”

‘You did a great job! Looks more luxurious than original,” someone wrote.

‘Looking awesome!!! You did a great job, I love it,” added another.

A third wrote: ‘Very clever, this looks great.’

The clever DIY would be ideal for beginners to complete as a weekend house project.

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