A creative DIY enthusiast has transformed a $39 round table from Kmart into a coffee table that looks similar to high-end designs.
Mum-of-three Sally turned the basic black table into a stunning piece of furniture featuring a concrete top.
‘Noir Coffee Table revamp…not the smooth concrete finish I had planned but now I’m loving the rustic look, I think it has character!’ she wrote and shared images to a popular Australian Facebook group.
Similar alternative designs from expensive brands can cost between $199 and $499.
Detailing how she altered the table, Sally said the concrete mix was set then sealed with an acrylic sealant to prevent stains and cracks.
To her surprise the table is now sturdier with the concrete than without, which is somewhat odd because the product description states the item has a maximum holding capacity of 5kg.
‘So far it’s fairing really well and actually doesn’t tip as easily as it used to,’ she wrote online.
Bags of quick-set concrete mix can be purchased from Bunnings Warehouse for $9.20 for a 20kg bag.
Sally said she’s thrilled with the final look and the end result matched the decor in her living room perfectly.
A tiler had a similar idea and added a gorgeous detailed tiled design to his Kmart coffee table.
The social media post was ‘liked’ by more than 1,300 people, many of which said the DIY was ‘impressive’ and ‘looked great’.
‘Wow you would pay lots of money for something like that in a fancy furniture/decor shop,’ one woman wrote.
‘Love it! What a clever idea,’ another said, a third added: ‘It looks like the moon, that’s amazing.’Internet Explorer Channel Network