When it comes to do-it-yourself-ing your home improvements, sometimes we have some starry-eyed memories. We imagine our painting skills to be like the expert artists we see on TikTok. We think the renovation will take hours when, in fact, it takes weeks. We might even believe we are the queens or kings of DIY instead of the absolute renovation failures we truly are. Here are the 9 funniest DIY fails to make you feel better about your own.
1. The Extreme Makeover Host Fail
When you’re getting paid to do renovations on TV, you’d think the last person to make the DIY fail would be the host. But this video proves that theory wrong and we’re so glad they caught it on camera.
2. The Peel and Stick Wallpaper Fail
Those of us who are used to searching for DIY projects on the internet have heard this sticky story time and time again. While that magical peel-and-stick wallpaper is a breeze to put up, check out how this TikTokker did at the de-installation.
3. The Painted Bathroom Fail
This woman thought she’d surprise her husband with a new bathroom while he was away on a weekend work trip. What she didn’t expect is how long that “weekend project” would last. She tried!
4. The Expensive Contractor Fail
Ouch! This one hurts. After paying a contractor to renovate their bathroom, this couple realized the mistake of trusting someone blindly. The tear-down was DIY, but the amount they had to pay to fix it had us in tears.
5. The Dancing DIY Fail
Don’t get too carried away with your renovation music. Should the beat inspire you to shuffle your feet, you might just end up like this guy.
6. The “I Told You So” Fail
The worst thing about being married DIY-ers is when your spouse gets to tell you, “I told you so.” Unfortunately for this wife, the husband was totally right.
7. The Valentine’s Day Fail
If the intended message was, “I love you like a bear drowning in water,” she absolutely slayer this DIY decor.
8. The Ultimate Dad DIY Fail
This dad dropped more than dough when it came to renovating his daughter’s house. Can you believe this happened?
9. The Funniest DIY Fail Ever
Listen, we know how exhausting DIY renovations can be, but if you’re this tired? Might be time to give up, sweetie!