Sneaky daughter turns a $42 Kmart buy into a ‘designer’ BIN for her Smeg-addicted mum – and she falls for it
- An Australian woman has made a Smeg-style bin to trick her brand-loving mum
- Her mum loves Smeg products and wanted to know where the bin was sold
- She later revealed it was a bin from Kmart with smart-looking lettering added
An Australian woman has revealed how she turned a cheap Kmart bin into a fake Smeg appliance – fooling her mum who loves to collect the designer kitchen appliances.
The woman posted the bin on Facebook explaining how her mum ‘loves all things Smeg’.
‘I thought I’d try one up her and have a ‘Smeg’ product she doesn’t,’ she said.
She took the $42, 30litre, white bin from Kmart and added the letters S, M, E and G which she found at Super Cheap Auto for $2.99 each.
An Australian woman has revealed how she turned a cheap Kmart bin into a fake Smeg appliance – fooling her mum who loves to collect the designer kitchen appliances
She then set the bin up in her kitchen and waited for her mum to notice it.
And it was worth the effort the poster went to.
She said her mum was instantly in love with the bin and wanted to know where she had bought it, presumably so she could buy one too.
‘It was the best I laughed harder than I should have. I fessed up later and told her what I did,’ the woman revealed.
And pranksters on Facebook appreciated the joke adding it will probably make her want a real Smeg bin.
‘Oh people that are brand and logo obsessed annoy me so much. I would totally do this,’ one woman said.
Another woman said the gentle prank was her favourite hack so far while others labelled it simply brilliant.
‘That shows how clever you are. A Kmart bin turned into a $300 bin using four letters, genius,’ another said.
And others didn’t care if the bin was a joke, they wanted one.
‘Do those bins come in different colours? All my Smeg is powder blue,’ one woman said.
Others remarked on how real the bin looks and called it a rich girl bin.
Smeg don’t currently have a bin range as they focus on kitchen appliances. Their range includes coffee grinders, coffee machines, hand blenders, blenders, milk frothers, toasters, stand mixers, citrus juicers and kettles.
The company is known for its 50s style range which comes in a range of popular colours including candy red and pastel pink.
Bins with a similar aesthetic to Smeg’s 50s range retail for $349.