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DIY Disasters: Part 5

Apparently some do-it-yourselfers don’t do things perfectly each time… who woulda thought, ehh? Anyways, that’s what I’m here to document for all you lovely people:

Stairs to Nowhere:

1. Stairs to Nowhere

OK, this wasn’t a fix, this is just disgusting (no folks, that is not a yellow paint). Perhaps it’s not a good idea to smoke (a ridiculous amount) in your own home. Maybe this guy should have read a little Allen Carr.

1. Heavy Smoker

And I don’t know what they hell is going on here:

Ummm Thing

While I guess this next one would be more or less functional, there comes a time when using space efficiently just becomes a wee bit ridiculous.

wash + cook

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DIY Disasters: Part 4

This installment is all one house and could probably better be titled as “Why Meth is Bad, Kids” or perhaps “Meth and Useless, Free Wooden Crates You Can Tear Apart For Scrap Don’t Mix.”

When we bought this house and started remodeling it, the neighbor asked what we were doing. My response was “pretty much a complete gut job.” To which he replied, “that surprises me, the former owner was working on that house all day and night.”

Yeah, I bet he was:

Tweak Interior

Tweak, tweak, tweak…

Yes folks, he tacked every single one of those 1×2 pieces of scrap lumber onto the walls. But not only that, he did the soffits outside as well:

Tweak Soffit

And we actually left this, a worth reminder of such epic tweakage:

Tweak Shed

But this we had to get an electrician into change. Apparently, he had one light switch that would turn on the lights for the entire house. Oh yeah, and outlets on the soffit:
Tweek outlet

Meth is bad kids.

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DIY Disasters: Part 3

And so we continue. This one’s a bit hard to see, but look carefully at what this door opens into to:

Door to Concrete Wall

Well at least that’s to code, this is a wee bit more questionable:

SAMSUNG

At least this one isn’t, umm, slightly less than stable, but at a certain point, your pet’s favorite napping spot needs some TLC:

SAMSUNG

Or perhaps it’s just the house itself that is the abomination. How exactly is someone supposed to live in this thing:

SAMSUNG

Worry not folks, there’s more to come…

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DIY Disasters: Part 2

In my continuing series of things that people did themselves, but should not have (part 1 here), we have a whole host of new ways over zealous people have screwed up some of the most mundane things. Sometimes a can-do spirit is a bad thing folks. But this time I’m going to focus on things that were done well, they simply shouldn’t have been done in the first place. Let’s start with paint selection:

Creative Cabinets

Or how about this one, it’s a little dark put look closely:

SAMSUNG

Yes folks, that’s a ducting connected to plumbing. Luckily it was connected to the plumbing stack and not the rest of the ductwork. Now you just have a basement filled with poop instead of a house that smells like it.

And then there’s this monstrosity. The greatest/worst deck ever made:

Deck

And one more just for fun:

Deeeeccckkkk

More to come.

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