23 DIY Fails That Will Have You Shaking Your Head
Do-it-yourself (DIY) projects are a great way to save money. If you have something that needs to be fixed or installed around the home, doing it yourself is a fun way to learn some new skills without breaking the bank. It’s also the cause of some hilarious DIY fails that have to be seen to be believed.
Not everyone is blessed with the skills of a tradesman, with many DIY efforts ending up in disaster. As the internet loves to celebrate anything mediocre, there are plenty of examples of DIY attempts that have resulted in chaos that will give you a few laughs. These range from simple home improvement fails to completely unsafe creations that wouldn’t get past any local council.
If you need any reminder of why there are professionals who can take care of any problems you have around the house, these images will certainly hammer the message home.
23 DIY Fails That Will Have You Shaking Your Head
1. Visitors Welcome
This unfortunate fella did a great job installing the toilet, he just forgot he left the door open. Now he has to do his business as people walk past in the hallway.
This woman didn’t think too far ahead when she started polishing her floorboards. Not sure how she is going to get out of this one without ruining all her good work.
3. “I’ve Finished Installing That Sink Honey!”
Who knows what this person was thinking when they tried to install a new bathroom sink? Somehow they’ve managed to put the sink in without the countertop getting anywhere near it.
4. Couch Repair
This is one way to repair a couch. With the amount of tape used, it might have been easier and cheaper just to buy a new couch. A DIY project for the ages.
5. Xbox Controller
This handy individual had the good idea to make a TV mount in the shape of an Xbox controller. Unfortunately, it didn’t exactly work out as he probably would have hoped and now he’s trying to sell it on Facebook Marketplace. No video game enthusiast wants this in their room.
6. Where’s That Stud?
This person has left their bedroom wall looking like a piece of Swiss cheese after all the holes they put in it searching for the stud in the wall. They should be kept away from any type of home repair moving forward.
7. Stoney Fridge
This one isn’t so much of a fail as it is a masterclass in how not to decorate your fridge. The fake stone look will burn your eyes and a great illustration of why DIY should be left up to the experts.
8. Kitty Door Install
When you do a such good job with your DIY project only to realize you’ve installed the cat flap at the wrong end of the door. Doh!
9. Show Beer
This is the true definition of a shower beer. An inventive and intersting way to fix a showerhead.
10. Time for Some New Threads
This is one way to give yourself a reason to buy new clothes.
11. Just a Few Bricks
A shocking failed attempt at fixing a brick wall by chucking some bricks in the gap. Not sure if these DIY repairs would satisfy occupational health and safety leaders.
12. Stairway To Heaven
Someone didn’t measure the height of these stairs correctly. Another funny failed attempt at home DIY. Leave it to the expert’s people.
13. Beach Vibes
This is an inspired choice for bathroom decorating. These people obviously have a love for the sea, although not too sure about sitting down on a toilet seat covered with rocks.
14. Cheeto Saves the Day
This might be one of the worst DIY jobs of all time, but it’s sure to provide a good laugh. A Cheeto is no substitute for an actual lock on a door. Home improvement repairs like this give the professionals a bad name. Please don’t try this at home.
15. Protect the Roof At All Costs
This is one way to stop any roof leaks. Not sure it will add much value to the property though.
16. Always Measure Precisely
Whenever doing home repairs, make sure you get the measurements right. Otherwise, you might end up with a door that’s too small for the frame like this enterprising person.
17. Thinking Outside the Box
This is one way to install a washing machine. A certified DIY fail.
18. Kitchen Counter/Stair Hybrid
There are no words to describe this abomination of a kitchen. The stairs literally intersect with the kitchen counter in one of the worst design creations ever.
19. Two Door Handles
Imagine putting on the door handle and then the frustration of realizing you put it on the wrong way.
20. Fan/Light Hybrid
Here’s another homemade combination that is just asking for trouble. Someone has attached some lights to a fan. You can imagine what will happen once the fan is switched on.
21. DIY Hack
Here’s a pro tip for all you DIY wannabes: use your laundry door to keep your cupboards from falling over.
22. Green Cabinets
When you want your white cabinets to match your green ones.
23. Fixing the Awning
Outside DIY fails are just as funny as those that happen inside. Hopefully, this person can free the ladder without too much trouble.
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