Since moving out of home and having my own place, I have loved decorating. Home decor is one of my favourite things to shop for besides makeup or clothing. Home decor stuff could be expensive though so one of my favourite places to find great inexpensive homewares is Kmart.
I have been a long time lover of Kmart home decor and I don’t see that ending any time soon because they keep coming out with amazing things.
I managed to grab a few pieces from my last Kmart trip including the test tube vase pictured above.
Continue on if you want to see the rest of my haul and I DIY-ed the vase as well.
This homeware haul is from Kmart in St Lukes mall. I was in the area that day so I decided to pop by and check it out. I usually go to the Kmart in Albany mall.
I got the Test Tube Vase, Test Tube Spice Rack and Bell Jar Candle.
Let’s start off with the spice rack.
I already a better spice rack than this but I got this because I plan on using this as a vase. It comes in this normal wood finish with 5 test tube glasses, some spice labels and rubber lids. I don’t like the colour of the wood but I like the size of it because it’s smaller than the actual test tube vase I’ll show next.
This is what the actual test tube vase looks like. I have been wanting this for months since seeing it on Instagram. It was sold out for a very long time and I couldn’t believe it when I saw three left in stock in Kmart St Lukes. I actually put two in my basket at first but I ended up just buying one.
It’s obvious on the side but it’s nothing major. I’ve placed it on my table in a way that you can’t really tell unless you’re up close. The candle that comes inside it is not well made either but you could easily replace it with a prettier candle.
I don’t like the wood finish and colours of each one so I decided to do a little DIY or #Kmarthack as some people would call it.
With the actual test tube vase, you can get away with not sanding the wood because it’s not really a shiny finish or texture. The paint would stick to it straight away. However, I had a bit of difficulty with the test tube spice rack as I didn’t sand it well enough so I needed a few more coats.
I decided to paint the test tube vase black because I plan on putting it in our kitchen. We have white walls and I thought the black would make it stand out and it will also match our red and black kitchen appliances.
Here’s a before and after photo:
I definitely like the black colour better. I haven’t decided which colour I’ll be painting the test tube spice rack though and I might use a spray paint for that instead. What I’ve done is a pretty cheap way of transforming this Kmart test tube vase and turning it into something that fits our house more.
Last but not the least, I also bought a shower curtain for our bathroom because our previous pink one from Daiso was in dire need of replacing.
This one is less girly and has summery colours. It was $9. For an inexpensive shower curtain, I was surprised that it is a thick plastic material. I’ve bought a different one months ago that costed more but was quite thin. This feels much better quality.
I hope you liked today’s post which is slightly different to the usual fashion and beauty. I’ve been meaning to talk about home decor more on the blog but I had too many other things to share. I have previously posted about home decor too which is about the wall art DIY in my beauty room. If you want to see more home decor posts or DIYs, please let me know as I’d love to share more homeware hauls and hacks.