17 DIY Fails That Will Make You Cringe



As a homeowner, at some stage we all get the DIY bug – we want to create, to make, to upcycle, recycle and show off our handiwork. All those pictures on Instagram and Pinterest make it seem so easy. Sadly, not every project ends in success – we’ve rounded up 17 of the best DIY fails of 2018 to serve as a warning of what not to do, or in some cases, what to not even attempt…

DIY fails so bad, they’ll leave you speechless in some cases. More DI-why or DI-wtf than DIY. Without further ado, we bring you the top 17 DIY fails of 2018 so far. Read on…

1: When you upcycle an old chair into…bathroom shelves?

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2: “Let’s recycle those smashed up mirror’s into artsy flooring!”

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Source: Reddit

3: When you need an addition, but there’s a van in the way…

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Source: Reddit

4: Let me just put my coffee on the coffee table. Oh wait…

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Source: Reddit

5: Every Canadian needs this grill/cooler/toilet combo this summer!

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Source: Reddit

6: Pretty sure this won’t pass Ontario code…

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7: View was so bad they painted a forest on the window pane…

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Source: Reddit

8: “Honey, I found the perfect chair for the nursery!”

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Source: Reddit

9: No Roomba robot vacuum? No problem let’s DIY one!

10: This is how you stop your family spending too long in the bathroom…

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Source: Reddit

11: When you didn’t measure the garage in the house you just bought…but you love your F150…

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Source: Reddit

12: The rustic look is really in right now…

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13: Let’s give the vanity the Davy Jones look, it’ll be awesome!

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14: Every Tim Hortons donut addict needs this handy, attractive kitchen accessory…available soon in Ikea Canada!

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Source: Reddit

15: When that guest bathroom makeover doesn’t quite turn out how you envisioned it…

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Source: Reddit

16: Recycled wine cork backsplash – seemed like a great idea after a few bottles…

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Source: Reddit

17: The perfectly planned, perfectly executed bathroom makeover including new vanity! Oh…

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Source: Reddit