The headline of the article that this image came from says, “New World Order. DIY fanatic proudly shows off her upcycled drinks trolley that gets absolutely savaged for ‘ruining an antique’.” As an antique lover, I’m equally disappointed in whoever did this. They basically stripped it of its value. And a piece that once had the potential to help give your home a Dark Academia vibe is now an ugly, kitschy mess. Here at Home Addict, we already have a list of vintage furniture that had been restored from the clutches of DIY folks. But there may be no going back for this globe. If you tried removing the paint, you would probably also take off the varnish and paint that created the globe maps in the first place. So this is doomed to be tossed in the trash one day.
Show me you did it yourself without telling me it was DIY. Clearly, this guy has never heard of a tape measure. Professionals know that you need to measure the space for kitchen cabinets before you order and install them. And even if the wrong size was purchased, it’s possible to return it. No one in their right mind would just go ahead and install the sink at an angle like that. It looks horrible, and it’s going to make it really difficult for these homeowners to sell the house when they’re ready to move. Plus, I’m sure their friends make jokes every time they come over.
I’m truly horrified by this picture. Especially since these holes were drilled in by a repair guy, and not the owner. Anybody would be furious if someone destroyed their property like that. Pulling a total Karen on them would be understandable. This damage to property is not an appropriate response – especially from a supposed professional. There are so many external laptop fans on the market that they could have recommended instead of drilling holes in the laptop. So this was totally unnecessary. Now, the laptop has a million holes in it, and there is no going back. We wonder what the owner did to rectify the situation, or if they simply posted it on Reddit for the world to see.
There are very few images that are truly gag-worthy. But this is one of them. Someone thought it was a good idea to hollow out a piece of solid SPAM from the can, and turn it into a shot glass. Why in the world would you want a meaty tasting drink? Most people don’t even like eating SPAM normally. So the idea of this is just absurd. In the photo, the text says, “I went camping and forgot to bring a shot glass. Then there is a reply that says, “That is the second worst reason why anyone would carve a hole in a block of SPAM.”
The caption of this photo says, “Built my own skates instead of buying them.” A pair of roller skates costs around $50 to $70. But office chairs cost the same, if not more. So where is the logic? The only way you could be saving money is if the office was getting new chairs anyway, and they were going in the dumpster. So it’s a little recycling project. This DIY is so bad, it’s hard to take it seriously. It seems as if this girl just did this as a joke… hopefully. Because skating with chair wheels on your feet doesn’t seem like a safe thing to do.
The caption of this photo said, “I didn’t have a lampshade, so I made one myself.” Our best guess is that this was done by a college kid… or it belongs on our list of Bachelor Pads That Make Our Eyes Bleed. (When you’re done reading this list, go check that one out. There is a guy who used a giant rubber ducky as his light fixture.) First of all, this guy stole a traffic cone off the street. Then, he shoved it into the ceiling without any regard for the exposed electrical wiring. He gets to bask in the ugly orange light coming out of the lampshade from now on. How many people make fun of him for it? Or some gullible hipster may think this is an edgy piece of decor.
This is perhaps one of the most silly Redneck Engineering projects we have ever seen. This person probably did this to save money… But is it really cheaper? Or was it an aesthetic choice? After doing some research, we found that the cost of a truck bed may be just a few hundred dollars at a scrapyard, but it can cost roughly $1,500 for a newer model. Hot tubs, on the other hand, average from $3,000 to $15,000. Walmart and Sam’s Club have inflatable hot tubs for under $400, which is roughly the same price they would have paid to install this truck bed hot tub. On one hand, the truck bed is flush with the porch. But it’s hard to imagine that it’s very comfortable.
Out of all of the DIY fails on this list, this one is my favorite. The caption for the photo says, “Therapy chairs for childrens’ hospital were rejected. Wonder why?” That was sarcasm, probably. It’s obvious why these would be rejected. It’s impossible to clean a chair made up of stuffed animals. And as someone else pointed out in the comments, it’s like sensory overload for a little kid. Maybe if they had an autism diagnosis, it might be too distracting for them to handle. Whoever made these had the best intentions at heart. But now they’re stuck with these very weird pieces of furniture, which we can only assume they were trying to sell online.
Rastafarians love to wear their hair long in dreadlocks.In Rastafarianism, the hair is considered a symbol of strength, spirituality, and connection to God, also known as Jah. Rastafarians believe that their hair should not be cut, and they let it grow naturally into long, matted coils. Some people like to follow that style, even if they’re not a Rasta. A lot of people who followed the style without the spiritual belief attached will eventually get tired of their dreadlocks and cut them off. For most, it was just a phase. (Especially if they aren’t Rastafarian.) But it takes years to grow dreadlocks. So it’s sort of understandable to feel sentimental. This person decided to turn their dreadlocks into a pet bed. To me, this is cringeworthy, because it’s literally a bed made out of human hair.
I’m assuming that this was originally posted on Facebook Marketplace. The caption on the photo says, “My wife made special Italian style Christmas spaghetti ornaments. They’re fairly cheap, at $5 each. Let me know if you’re interested. Thanks. (They’re sealed with epoxy so they won’t smell.)” Yikes. It doesn’t matter if it won’t leak. The food is still going to go moldy inside of the ornament. And it’s not even cute. Even if you had an Italian themed Christmas tree, you’d probably not want these. On the bright side, this guy is at least a very supportive husband for posting his wife’s craft project online. In the end, love wins. So that’s all that matters.
This project seems sort of clever, but it’s also very stupid. Someone decided to create a room divider by purchasing multiple tape measures, attaching them to the wall, and extending the tape down to the floor. So you can extend the tape as long as you want. This lets you make different patterns with the tape. Sure, it’s kind of cooler than having a traditional curtain. But if you worked in this office, you would quickly get tired of this. And it was probably a lot more expensive to put together than just hanging up a traditional curtain. This is a total DIY fail in our book.
Some people swear by stepping on a tennis ball to improve circulation and stimulate blood flow to the arch of your feet. There are actually several different types of pain-relieving things you can do with tennis balls. So, it’s kind of logical. There is an actual purpose behind this chair. But when it’s taken out of context and used as decor in a juice shop, it’s truly random. The caption of this photo said, “Saw this at a juice shop. Sat in it for a little bit. Feels exactly how you’d expect.” Maybe they put it there as an Instagram-worthy thing for people to photograph. Otherwise, it was just a weird decision to put it in a retail setting.
The caption of this photo says, “NOT A MOVIE SET! I have been so fascinated by this house for years and they finally took down the facade THE DAY AFTER I GOT A GOOD PICTURE! Had to share!” Wow, this is truly crazy. It’s like they wanted a new house without actually paying for the full construction price. But what do their friends and family think when they come over to visit? One of the top comments said, “Not sure where this is but in DC lots of developers do this. If you tear down an entire building, it’s a new development. If you tear down everything except the facade and a foot of wall on either side it’s a “renovation” and taxed way lower.” You learn something new every day.
We saved the absolute best (or worst) for last. It really speaks for itself. This life sized cat man is like something out of the creepy movie version of Cats (2019) that everyone hated. This came from a post on Facebook. The text reads, “After all these years, they’re finally finished! Three life size cat-men, made from discarded cat hair, semi precious gemstones, and melted crayons. They are currently displayed in the furthest edge of my backyard, near the woods. If you would like to schedule a time to come see them in person, please DM me. (The best time to see them is just as the sun is setting.)” How many people took her up on her offer? And how well are these statues going to fare under the elements of nature?