Unexpected Homemade

Expanding beyond simple DIYs, consumers are making unexpected items themselves

Implications - The concept of DIY has been quantified by sites like Pinterest that keep the parameters within a certain range to ensure that participants aren't overwhelmed, but there is a growing movement of DIYers putting skills to extraordinary use by creating automobiles and furniture themselves. This bold move against the corporately manufactured economy signifies an increase in those wanting to indeed make it themselves, but also that the desire for rustically designed, recycled goods is showing no sign of letting go of its in-vogue status.
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V. Hot Top 5 Examples: 564,833 Total Clicks Jul 13 - Feb 14
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Homemade Luxury Sportcars - This Lamborghini Sesto Elemento is Crafted from a 30-Year Old Volvo
SCORE: 6.6
Viral 35,016 Clicks Pub: Feb 21, 14
Homemade Luxury Sportcars
This Lamborghini Sesto Elemento is Crafted from a 30-Year Old Volvo
It might seem hard to believe when looking at the photos, but this Lamborghini Sesto Elemento is actually a homemade marvel that’s crafted from the basic shell of a 30-year old Volve 740.... [More]
Upcycled Wooden Pallet Loungers - M&M Designers' Pallet Lounge Chair is Cleverly Crafted
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Viral 64,160 Clicks Pub: Oct 29, 13
Upcycled Wooden Pallet Loungers
M&M Designers' Pallet Lounge Chair is Cleverly Crafted
This pallet lounge chair by M&M Designers is part of ‘Les Palettes,’ a series of furniture crafted entirely from used wooden pallets. The chair is quite angular and doesn’t... [More]
DIY Concrete Illuminators - This Hanging Concrete Lamp Will Add an Industrial Appeal to any Room
SCORE: 5.7
V. Hot 395,431 Clicks Pub: Aug 29, 13
DIY Concrete Illuminators
This Hanging Concrete Lamp Will Add an Industrial Appeal to any Room
If you’re looking to add some modern and minimalist touches to your interior decor without spending a fortune, then this DIY Hanging Concrete Lamp project will definitely offer you a great way... [More]
DIY Outdoor Swing Beds - This Comfortable DIY Lounger is Perfect for Relaxing Outdoors
SCORE: 6.7
V. Hot 61,021 Clicks Pub: Jul 20, 13
DIY Outdoor Swing Beds
This Comfortable DIY Lounger is Perfect for Relaxing Outdoors
Snuggling up in bed is often the most comfortable way to relax after a long day at work, and if you’re looking to capture that soothing feeling outdoors, then these DIY outdoor swing beds will... [More]
DIY HDTV Antennae - HollyMann Creates Something More Than Your Typical Rabbit Ears
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Warm 9,205 Clicks Pub: Jul 9, 13
DIY HDTV Antennae
HollyMann Creates Something More Than Your Typical Rabbit Ears
At first glance, this homemade antenna could be mistaken for a strangely unique piece of art on the wall. Its minimalist design differs from the typical ‘rabbit ear’ antennas that have... [More]
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