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What Was I Thinking? DIYers Talk About Their Worst Decisions

Sometimes what seems like a good idea just isn’t. Get tips from DIY projects that didn’t go so well.

Rubble as a result of a DIY mistake
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Jamie Wiebe

Jamie Wiebe is a writer and editor with a focus on home improvement and design. Previously, she worked as a web editor for "House Beautiful," "ELLE Decor," and "Veranda."