The Epic DIY Fail Every IKEA Fan Should See

In theory, DIY projects should be rewarding. There's something triumphant about knowing you can repurpose a simple piece of furniture to make it a décor masterpiece. The reality? DIYers can attest it's not always as simple as those perfectly styled pictures suggest. A Los Angeles man learned this the hard way when he tried to mimic a classic hairpin table hack. He posted the hilarious project on Craigslist and captured the attention of everyone who's ever contemplated saving a few dollars by creating their own furniture at home. Take a look at his dining table masterpiece—the result will have you in stitches.

Convinced you could do better? Shop the hairpin legs below and tell us how your DIY project goes!