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.

@shepeterpantsPeel and stick wallpaper does exactly what it’s says it’s gonna do. Stick. #peelandstick #wallpaper #diyhomedecor #diyhomefails #homeproject #upcycling #homedecor

♬ The Home Depot Beat – The Home Depot

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!

@hellososhaWe haven’t used this shower our bath in a month… #diy #diyfail #paint #painttile #bathroomremodel #renovation #fail

♬ About Damn Time – Lizzo

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.

@black_picket_fence_I’m so sick… I can’t even re-recorded this 😭😭😂 The concept was there… just couldn’t pull through all the way 😭 so much for a Valentine’s Day DIY!! Might try again… lol #valentinesday #valentinesdaygift #valentinesdaydiy #homedecor #homedecorideas #homedecoration #homedecortips #homedecorinspo #diy #diyfail #diyfailure

♬ Oh No – Kreepa

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!