Readers: We recently asked this question to a few folks and thought you would enjoy the answers. We certainly did!
“My husband and I decided to try to install tile in our bathroom with a diagonal installation. We quickly learned that it’s not as easy as it looks! We needed tools we didn’t have, we had no idea where to start for a proper layout and grouting is a messy process!”
“Subway tiles. I never thought about all of the calculations involved in figuring out how to make the floor tile line up properly with the wall tile so it looked like the picture that inspired us.”
“I think any kind of project in an old house is tough. Once I found 5 different layers of wallpaper underneath the current layer. The patterns were fun to see, though. I could tell which decade each one was from.”
“My first time painting a room, I thought I would only need a small amount of paint. I never thought about a little color difference until I saw it on my wall!”
“Adding cabinet hardware seemed like an easy afternoon project, but after drilling one hole in the wrong spot, we realized that it would have been less expensive to hire someone than the cost and time it took to find a replacement cabinet door that didn’t look out of place with the exisiting doors.”
“About five years ago we bought a refrigerator without measuring first. We learned a good lesson that day!”
What about you? Do you have any stories to share?