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The Five Worst Ikea Hacks Ever

In today's world of Pinterest and Ikea, design inspiration is everywhere you turn. Suddenly your "Dream Home" board seems accessible. Ikea furniture is simply designed, affordable, and flimsy. (We're not even getting into how much it sucks to actually put it together properly.) It's made to be temporary and disposable, and, if you ask us, it should be left as is. Let's face it: Not everyone is a designer and some of us should leave the do-it-yourself projects to the pros. Ever wondered what happens when cheap furniture and equally shitty DIYers collide? Here are five cringe-worthy results.

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The Silverware Drawer Threw Up Can we guess . . . kitchen lighting? The last we want hovering above while we eat (or, really, ever) is a trash can with sharp objects glued to it. We'll give this project some credit though. We're pretty sure these lamps are totally unique, because we can't imagine anyone else jumping aboard this train wreck.

Victim of the Force We know the as-is section sells defective and slightly worn items, but this is ridiculous. Either that, or your lightsaber got away from you for a second. At the very least, put that duct tape to use and give this sad excuse for a DIY a patch job.

 

Chocolate Nightmare This monstrosity of an Ikea hack actually exists in the world somewhere. The thought of actually sleeping on this thing makes us want to swear off chocolate indefinitely.

 

Faux Fashionista Okay, technically this isn't furniture, but it is a faux sheepskin rug coupled with a shopping bag. Plain and simple: It was just too horrifyingly good to pass up.

 

Legwarmers This table is wearing socks, you guys. Just . . . no.

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