A Kmart shopper has revealed how she revamped her bathroom using a new cult decorating buy.
Sharing on a popular Facebook page, Kmart fan Tee said she gave her tired and dated bathroom a modern coastal makeover using the store’s new Self Adhesive 3D Mosaic Tiles.
The $25 packs of stick-on tiles come in four different designs and cover 1.5 square metres.
And while many Kmart shoppers have used the various designs to transform their kitchen splashbacks and laundries, this is the first time someone has attempted a budget renovation with the buy.
In her post, Tee said she couldn’t be happier with the results.
“Thanks to Kmart, my bathroom doesn’t look so ugly anymore – so in love with the new look,” she wrote on the Kmart Home Decor & Hacks Australia Facebook page.
Many Kmart fans were blown away by Tee’s epic transformation.
“I think these are a big game changer in DIY makeovers,” said one. “Glad Kmart jumped on. Can’t wait to get some.”
Added another: “Best way to spruce up your home on a budget, love the new look!”
Wrote a third: “Actually saw these in Kmart yesterday. Was impressed at the 3D realistic look and feel they had, you wouldn’t know they were adhesive.
Said another: “I want to do this with my bathroom, it looks so good.”
Added one more: “Wow, what a change. Looks great.”
However while many loved the transformation, others were concerned.
Some feared it the stick-on tiles would become a “breeding ground for mould”, while others were wary of how they would go in a wet area.
“With the steam and splashing I would think these would get mouldy very soon. Looks great but I’m afraid I have to be the negative Nancy,” one said.
Wrote another: “I didn’t think these would work in wet areas. I mean it looks amazing I think it’s so pretty but I don’t see it wearing well.”
Said one more: “They’re going to fall off after a few showers.”
The criticism lead some Facebook users to jump to Tee’s defence.
“Looks great, sad how people feel the need to have nasty opinions on someone else house,” one said.
“If you don’t like the idea, don’t do it yourself. But don’t diss someone for DIY in their house. Enjoy your new bathroom.”
According to Kmart’s website, the self-adhesive tiles are “resistant to water, oil, high temperatures and mildew” and can be used in kitchens and bathrooms “as long as dust is wiped off during installation”.
“Self-adhesive tiles are DIY, easy to use and can update your home without the cost of renovating,” Kmart said.
“These tiles are suitable for use on kitchen backsplashes, bathroom backsplashes, worktops, tabletops, bedrooms, living rooms and other flat surfaces. This self-adhesive tile doesn’t require grouting or cementing and is easy to clean by wiping with a damp cloth and mild detergent.”
Kmart gives no specific instructions on whether the tiles can be used in showers, however the store gives no guarantees.
“While these tiles have been tested on the recommended surfaces above in varying conditions, we cannot guarantee that under all circumstances the material will stay completely intact, that the product will properly adhere to the surface or that no adhesive will remain on the surface when removed,” the website reads.