This $199 cubby from Kmart has become a bit of a deco darling, as parents snap the hard-to-find playhouses up and put their own brilliant stamp on them. We should warn you that you’re probably going to move right in!
The cubby house is finished 🌿 and the kids LOVE it (can you tell by Harlow's face in the 4th pic) 😂😍 I used a spray paint gun to paint the @kmartaus house and sprayed the kids outdoor furniture to match. Swipe to see more pics! _ If you want to know where I sourced things from or have any other questions, I'll answer them in the comments ❤️
Hudson and Harlow’s Hamptons home
Genius Perth stylist Alicia of Hudson and Harlow shared the above image of the amazing restyle she gave her children’s Kmart cubby a month or so ago, and it seems other parents were as inspired by her handiwork as we are!
They quickly followed suit, putting their own stamp on this ace playhouse. Even PR it girl Roxy Jacenko and her hubby joined the cubby redo crew, apparently in collaboration with paint-makers and colour lovers, Dulux.
What started off as a lovely, if basic, cubby was suddenly transformed into something you might find in a posh Hampton’s estate – or at Jamie and Jools’ country home, at the very least!
We’d like to thank Alicia for sparking so many creative incarnations of this basic-yet-fun kiddo structure.
It’s a Kmart cubby house movement!
Luckily parents are not just hacking these cubbies within a stylish inch of their lives, they’re sharing the results on Instagram in what’s fast becoming a global cubby beautification movement as everyone gets excited and busts their chops to join in.
The Kmart Wooden Cubby House is apparently as hotly contested as an Aldi motorised vehicle or vacuum cleaner, and currently out of stock online. That said, word on the street is that SOME people have spotted the much-coveted cubby in some Kmart stores. We’d advise phoning ahead to avoid disappointment, if you’re on the lookout for one of these cute mini-homes for your mini-person.
Here are a few of our Kmart cubby hack faves, in case you’ve snaffled one of these cute tiny houses and are looking for a bit of fancy-up inspiration.
1. Nordic lakeside chic with a side of flamingo
2. Sprigs of sweetheart
3. Fairy floss front doors are the new black
4. Silvery Yule-tide cheer
5. Gleaming copper and native blooms
6. With a pop of daisy
Thanks for all the love on Airlie's birthday cubby 💗 Iv had lots of you lovely ladies asking where I got it from So I thought i'd share with you all in case their was a few still wondering No secrets here It's Kmart!! 😊 amazing what a coat of paint and accessories can do I'm soo happy with the way it turned out more importantly Airlie loves it 💗🙌🏻✨ #kmartcubby #letthembelittle #kmarthack #thanksforallthelove
7. Succulents on the side
8. Attic wreaths and whitewashed walls
9. Friendly foliage
✨Our little Cubby. It’s still not completely finished – but it’s finished enough to share. I changed a couple of things and will be adding a few more things (porch light, bell and internal benches to come). I’m so happy with it! And the kids LOVE it too! Can’t wait to see it 100% complete ✨ #hubbycanttakecreditforthisone #builttotallybyme #stilldontwanttopaintagain #ever #kmarthack #kmartcubbyhouse #kmartcubby
10. Three is the magic number
What a success! My niece asked for a house and we delivered! It was fantastic to see that huge smile in her face! We love you! Enjoy little one!! #kidscubby #cubbyhouse #kmartaus #kmarthack . . . . . . . . . #print #myhome #homedecor #interiors4u #whiteinteriors #homestyling #interior #interiorstyle #designer #minimalstyle #homeinspiration #scandihome #firsthome #scandichristmas #scandiprint #designinspiration #melbournechristmas #wallartdeco #wallartprint #gallerywall #newprints #floralprints #stylist #flatlay #instastyle