The Kmart Cubby Hack

Dec 26 2017 2 Comments

The Cubby makeover trend of 2017 - the Kmart Cubby Hack. We decided on a Market Style Hack for our two boys. and boy was it a hit! Lots of our supplies were found at Bunnings, but here's an overview of how we completed the "Hack"

We had to search high and low for the elusive Kmart Cubby. Come December, this bad boy was selling out fast statewide and it was a late night travel to another town that had one lucky last cubby. Thankfully it was ours! Kmart stated they would be restocking the cubby and in the New Year should be available for online delivery again. 


Kmart Wooden Cubby House

Shop the Kmart Wooden Cubby HERE

The setup of the cubby was easiest enough, the most time consuming part was the painting. As many parents out there that completed the last minute pre Christmas cubby hustle can relate, many hours went into the prepping and painting of the cubby and by far the biggest time saving investment was a Paint Spray Gun like this one HERE

Kmart Cubby Market Hack

We recycled paints that we had lying around in the Shed. We had multiple tins of an exterior "Flat Black" Paint we used to paint our exterior fence so that was used to paint the cubby roof. To make the grey that was used on the interior and exterior, my husband made his own colour by tinting the flat black paint used on the roof with white to get the right colour. If looking for a similar "ready to paint" colour, the most similar shade would be Strap by Dulux 


 We added some side shutters to give that Market Look, These were attached with hinges to the internal side of the window trim that allow them to be opened and closed. Complete with Blackboard Paint, these also can double for an area for the boys to draw 


Some Finishing Touches:

Red Door painted - Strokes "Cherry Red" + Brass door Handle

The Ship bell From Bunnings

Red Mailbox - Dear Little Letterbox 

Wire Baskets from Kmart

Cash Register - HERE

Weighing Scales - HERE

Hape - Indoor/Outdoor Cooktop - HERE

We are loving all the different creations that everyone is coming up with! Some of our favourites on Instagram 



Check our more Kmart Cubby Hacks on Instagram using the hashtag #kmartcubyhack


If you do a makeover - be sure to share your pics! We love cubby makeovers :) 

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  • Hi where did you buy the window shutterrs cubby looks awesome thanks

    Val on
  • Amazing! Did you paint the plastic window frames too?

    Linhsy on

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