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DIY Disasters to Make you cringe Part 2

These DIY disasters are prime examples of homeowners throwing conventional wisdom out the window and failing miserably.  Some are a result of laziness, and others, from getting a little too creative.

Here’s our second installment of DIY disasters.

Literal bedframe shelves

Bed shelves can look great—when they’re properly attached to a bed frame.  Not when they double as the bedframe!

This “creative” solution looks extremely tacky and also somewhat unsafe.

Source: http://cdn.instructables.com/FDB/83FY/FMZAIND6/FDB83FYFMZAIND6.MEDIUM.jpg

Paper clips = always a bad idea

Using paper clips to fix your broken drawers is a sure-fire way to de-class your home.  Avoid quick solutions like paper clips, staples, scotch tape, and all other stationery materials in your DIY endeavors.

Source: http://www.planetacurioso.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/cajonera.jpg

Purse Planter?

Finding a use for a clothing accessory other than its intended purpose is certainly creative.  But it rarely works as a design choice.   This purse planter is no exception.

Source: http://pics.davesgarden.com/pics/2011/10/29/Elfishone/feefa7.jpg

Teacup curtain holdbacks

 Here’s another “creative” solution that looks hilariously bad in practice.  Teacups should be used for holding tea.  Not curtains.  End of story.

 

Source: http://dukesandduchesses.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/DIY_Hall_Tree.png

Chair Turned Hall Tree

This DIY hall tree almost works.  If the homeowner removes the stool from the picture, the mounted chair backing would stand alone reasonably well.  It might not suit everyone’s taste but it wouldn’t look terrible.

However, as it stands now, it looks like a decapitated chair.  The guillotine vibe that it gives off isn’t cool. It’s creepy.  These aren’t the images that you want to put into your guests’ minds as they enter your home.

The best DIY solutions are the ones that don’t look like DIY solutions.  Don’t ruin a project by drawing too much attention to it.

Source: http://dukesandduchesses.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/DIY_Hall_Tree.png

Bike Vanity

“You know what this bathroom really needs?  A bike!” said no rational designer ever.  Just because it’s original doesn’t make it okay.

Source: https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/97/93/fc/9793fc35fe254c191099e239b5d1f185.jpg

DIY projects sometimes fail in their execution.  This one failed in its idea.  Avoid stupid DIY ideas like this one at all costs.  They’ll ruin your room and make your guests seriously question your sanity.

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