The DIY Project Misconception

I always find it rather humorous when I see instructions for DIY projects broken down into a few “easy breezy” steps. No mess, no sore backs, no slivers in your fingers or dust in your eyes. Nope, just smooth sailing. HA! Whether it be a few pretty pictures in a book, or someone on TV remodeling their bathroom in an hour, it rarely depicts reality with regard to real-life DIY work.

The truth is, it’s almost NEVER “easy”, and almost ALWAYS entails more time and work than you thought it would. Even if your taking on something as simple as painting, don’t make the all-to-common mistake of assuming that you’re just gonna go buy some paint and slap it on the walls—it just doesn’t work that way. If you go into your project keeping in mind that there’s a good chance that it will be more difficult, take longer, and be more expensive than you think, then you won’t be disappointed when it actually is.

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