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13 one-off DIY projects to make your home more awesome

With instructions.

FEEL LIKE YOUR home could do with a bit of extra excitement? Try these ambitious one-off projects to make it… well, pretty incredible.

1. This bookcase that is actually a secret door

Source: Instructables

That’s very interesting Aunt Jackie, just going to get a book… SEE YA LATER, SUCKER.

Yes, this is real.

Source: Instructables

Instructions here.

2. This painting that conceals a flat-screen TV

Source: Imgur

Source: Imgur

Slick. Instructions here.

3. This mirrored glass table that becomes an ‘infinity table’ when lit up

Source: Imgur

Source: Imgur

Didn’t know what an infinity table was? You do now. The lights change colour on demand too. Instructions here.

4. Folding chairs on the wall that can become either seating or shelves, as necessary

Source: YiCongLu

5. This vintage TV turned into a fishtank

Source: Aqua Hobby

Instructions here.

6. This dining table that converts into a full pool table

Source: Craftsman.com

With bench seats to hold the cues and balls. Instructions here.

7. Floor runner lights in your hallway that come on automatically when you walk out

Source: Instructables

Revolutionise your late-night stumbles to the bathroom! Instructions here.

8. This table recovered in vintage comic books

Source: Instructables

Eh, manky ashtray and smokes optional. Instructions here.

9. This Doctor Who Tardis fridge conversion

Source: Imgur

Instructions here. Not sure you can make it bigger on the inside, though.

10. This Rubik’s cube chest of drawers

Source: Instructables

Instructions here.

11. This old garden trampoline turned into a hangout

Source: Pinterest

Instructions here.

12. This floating bed with under-lighting

Source: Imgur

Er, did somebody say “in the mood”? Instructions here.

13. And this secret book light-switch

Source: Instructables

In fact it could be a switch for anything. Light, music, secret rocket base under volcano. Your call. Instructions here.

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