As far as do-it-yourself projects go, a couch is pretty high on the list. But if you need somewhere to park after a long day, but don’t want to spend a big bundle, then making your own might be the route you want to take. The man in charge of the product you see in the pictures did it all for only a hundred dollars.
You might even be able to make it out of spare parts you have lying around the house! Instead of giving up anywhere from several hundred to more than a thousand dollars for a couch the next time you move or remodel, consider making your own!
A Way to Get Rid of That Barrel You Have Lying Around
No, you probably don't have a barrel in your garage that you've meant to use for something, but if for some reason you do – or you have an in with the local brewery – then you might be able to create a shelving unit that will have everyone talking. Even though it's empty, keep that barrel functional but cutting a large hole in the side and adding some shelves.
It will create an authentically rustic vibe to wherever you place it. It takes a big barrel, a saw, some shelving, and a way to attach the shelving. It might take some work, but as we see here, it can easily be done.
All it Takes is a Fresh Coat of Paint.
If you have furniture that has become worn or outdated, you might think your only option is the dumpster. Not so! This gal took an old cabinet and decided that she would make it shine again. And look at that shine!
All it took was a few coats of paint and some new hardware, and she ended up with a piece of furniture that looks like it’s brand new. It looks so good, in fact, that we want to redo everything in our homes right now. We just hope it’s as easy as this person made it seem.
A Smart Mirror From a Smart Man
Smart devices are all the rage these days, from smart doorbells to smart refrigerators. But what about a smart mirror? We don’t think that any company is making them just yet, but it’s possible to create your own! One genius was able to transform a standard mirror into something incredible to believe. It’s like something out of Star Trek.
With a mirror, a computer, and a special integrated display, the mirror can even communicate with Google Drive. It shows the weather for the day, the time, and his schedule. It doesn’t have touch-screen capabilities just yet, but we all know that isn’t far behind.
Don’t Draw ON Your Pants - Draw WITH Them!
Yes, apparently, it’s possible to make anything out of anything. That includes, for this Reddit user, making a pen and pen case out of a pair of blue jeans. We shouldn’t be surprised anymore when someone on the internet comes up with some incredible design or idea, but this one truly is out there.
Not only did the creator build the pens themselves, but he even soaked the pants to get the ink out, meaning not only did the pens have a blue jean design, but the ink he was writing with was from the jeans as well. If you thought it was possible to make a pair of pants out of blue jeans (and a few extra parts), you’re thinking about it harder than we are.