We folks here at ZestyThings love DIY projects. From home improvement to repairs our writers like to try everything on their own before spending a bunch of money on a contractor. Just like any DIYer, we’ve made our share of mistakes. These DIY fails will make you think twice… and cut once.


Planning: Building in a tight space requires careful planning. Someone wasn’t careful…

DIY Fails


Not an Electrician: Hopefully no one is coming to inspect this property anytime soon.

DIY Fails


Mountain Climbers Only: This contractor really screwed up – man I hope nobody drives a sports car in this house!

DIY Fails


Manual Button: Here’s hoping that these aren’t full voltage, better wear your rubber gloves when ringing this doorbell.


Maybe Not a Fail: This could also be genius although it looks like more work went into this than would go into just replacing the shower head.

DIY Fails


Death Wish: It’s the perfect location to send all that rainwater from the roof…

DIY Fails


Stairs Challenge: Try to walk these with your eyes closed… we bet you fall!


Measure Twice: Unfortunately I’ve actually ruined a tape measure in exactly the same way…


At First Look: You almost don’t realize what’s wrong here… until you have to fix something in the toilet tank. Let’s just hope this toilet works forever.


Yea That’ll Hold: Someone needs to explain to this DIYer that the wood beams are actually there for a reason.


Planning: Failure to plan, could have been worse.


No Words: The worst part about this is that at some point the builder must have realized it was wrong – and continued the job anyway.


Planning: It’s ok, the drawers were only for looks anyway.


Planning: This is a great sink.


Scary: Something isn’t right…

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