We all know that DIY doesn’t always go according to plan. Well, with our help you can avoid those plastered toes, screwless chair legs and disastrous redecorating!
Here is your ultimate guide of exactly what not to do when performing DIY.
Believe it will fit in your car
It’s not as big as you think!
Take measuring for granted
Measure, measure and measure once more!
Buy another paint tin (just in case)
Only buy what you need, you can always go back for more!
Believe it’s tight enough
If you think it’s tight enough, screw it in some more. You’ll wish you did!
Wear sandals (ouch)
Trust your memory
Always, always, always take a photo or draw diagrams of how it was before. Trust us, you won’t remember where every screw, every wire or every part went!
Believe that flatpack furniture comes with “extra screws”
It just doesn’t!
Just paint over it
It will only come back, and probably worse!
Believe it will fit through the door
Again, please do your measuring!
Think you can do everything
You can’t! Get as much help as you can or split jobs into different days.
Say “that will do!”
It won’t, ever!
Now you know exactly what not to do, here are some tips to tell you exactly what to do!