DIY Fails That Will Make You Cringe


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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