People Are Sharing Their Catastrophic Home Improvement Fails, Here Are 123 Of The Funniest

If you ever feel bad about your awful home improvement skills, just remember that you’re not the only one who sucks at it! Everyone has their moments. Even carpenters get brain farts.

In an attempt to restore your confidence — or to simply put a smile on your face — Bored Panda put together a list of funny renovation fails. Whether these folks skipped the planning stage, didn’t have the correct tools, or bit off more than they could chew, let’s make their misery our entertainment.

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#1 Landlords, Please Don’t Paint Over Cockroaches

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#2 A Driveway Crew Was Pouring Concrete At A New House Next To A Duck Pond. They Went To Lunch And Came Back To This

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#3 My Wife Said Measure The Door, I Told Her All Doors Are The Same Size

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#4 Fixing A Toilet Leak. I Took 2 Trips To Home Depot, Worked With A Hernia, Had A Hard Time Putting The Wax Ring And Screws On

Only to install the toilet and forget about the door. I’m an idiot

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#5 My Dad Isn’t So Great At Remodeling, So I Turned His Work Into A Work Of Art

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#6 We Just Moved Into A Brand New House, Painters Came By To Touch Up Some Walls Upstairs. This Poor Guy Fell Down The Whole Staircase With A Full 5 Gallon Bucket Of Paint

He screamed the whole way down, I thought he was going to be hurt but thankfully he wasn’t. Paint splattered all the way across the living room onto my brand new furniture.

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#7 My Father Forgot To Tell Me The Renovations Would Be Taking The Stairs Out Today

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#8 What Could Go Wrong If My Neighbor Uses The Longest Possible Drill Out There?

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#9 DIY Fail

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#10 I’ve Heard Of “Painting Yourself Into A Corner” But My Wife Took It A Step Further. I Don’t Even Know

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#11 My Mom’s Garage Is Being Renovated. I Think It’s Pretty Obvious That They Have 3 Dogs

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#12 A Lovely Paint Job

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#13 My Landlord: Is It Ok If The Replacement Tile Is Not An Exact Match? Me: Yeah That’s Fine. The Tile:

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#14 I’m Doing Renovations And My Roomba Found A Tiny Piece Of Sheetrock

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#15 What Happens When You’re Renovating And Remove A Load-Bearing Wall

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#16 A Friend Is Renovating His House. He Also Has A Cat

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#17 A Couple Years Ago, My Neighbor Decided To Paint His House Bright Orange… Then Gave Up Halfway Through

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#18 Just One Spot Left To Paint Now

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#19 Could Be Worse

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#20 Neat Fan Installation

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#21 GF And I Have Covid. Heater Went Out, Technician Can’t Come Out Due To Quarantine. Decided To Try And Fix It Myself. Tripped Over A Pipe And Fell Through The Ceiling

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#22 This Is Why You Don’t Hire Contractors Who Secure Cabinets To Dry Wall Only. Thousands In Damage Last Night

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#23 How These Pipes Were Installed

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#24 I Picked The Ladder Up Forgetting The Paint Was On Top

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#25 Lockdown Renovations Look So Easy On Instagram

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#26 Saw This On Facebook With Someone Asking For A Contractor

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#27 We Just Finished The Construction Of Our Yurt. The Fireplace Was Not Correctly Installed

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#28 The Construction Workers Painted Over A Lizard On Our Awning

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#29 I Mean, You Could’ve Rotated The Toilet, But Whatever

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#30 “That’s Not Going To Hold Without A Stud,” My SO Said. “Don’t Worry,” I Replied. “I’ve Got Half Inch Toggle Bolts”

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#31 You Had Just One Job, Just One

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#32 We Got Our Doors Painted During A Remodel And The Painters Forgot To Put The Plastic Covering On The Ground

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#33 New Neighbors Painted Their Fence Yesterday, Now Our Car Looks Like This. All Over

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#34 My Mom Had Her Guest Bathroom Remodeled While She Was Out Of Town

She wanted the shower head up high so tall people didn’t have to crouch or lean way back. Came home to find this, which shoots the water straight across to the opposite wall

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#35 Got Funky While Building My First Staircase

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#36 Contractor Got Angry And Left The Job When We Asked Him To Use The Spacers We Bought For The Backsplash

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#37 Just Had Mosaic Tile Floor Installed

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#38 I May Have Used Too Much Spray Foam Insulation To Fill A Hole On The Other Side Of This Wall

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#39 Brother-In-Law Repairing His Awning

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#40 You Only Had One Job

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#41 My Lovely Wife Bought A New Screen And A Cat Door To Go In It. Took A Few Hours And She Was So So Proud Of Herself

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#42 Having My Bathroom Remodeled And They Installed My Shower At Less Than Knee Height

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#43 True Story: So I Tried To Open The Door To See How The Installation Was Going. Tried

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#44 Askew Angles

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#45 Someone Installed A Projector With 40+ Cm (15+ Inches) Screws Up To My Apartment. And As It Wasn’t Bad Enough, I Have To Pay For The Floor

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#46 There Are No Words

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#47 “June, We Don’t Need No Handyman, These Are Easy To Put In”

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#48 Was Painting The Edges Of The Floor And Dipped The Brush In A Fresh Cup Of Coffee

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#49 We Just Built A Big 18×36 Foot Pergola Over Our Back Patio For Extra “Shade”

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#50 Fiancé Was Being Thoughtful And Taking The Paint Cans To The Basement. Turns Out He Tried To Carry Too Much At Once (Also We Just Bought This House)

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#51 Installed The Hob Boss

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#52 Maybe Consult Professionals Before Major DIY. Just Maybe

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#53 You Can’t Win If You Don’t Try, Huh?

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#54 These Stairs Must Be For Pets And Children Only

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#55 I Installed My Own Microwave Today And Saved $150 In Install Fees

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#56 Dropped A 1/2 Gallon Of Paint Down The Stairs

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#57 How Do You Guys Like My New Shower?

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#58 Renovation From Upstairs

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#59 Dropped My Phone In Industrial Paint Today

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#60 Was Finishing The Last Part Of My DIY Basement/Bathroom Project I Started At End Of 2020. Door Didn’t Want To Cooperate

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#61 The Family I Work For Just Renovated Their Home And This Was The Can Light Configuration They Ended Up With That I Get To Be Annoyed By Every Day

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#62 Left My Husband Alone For 5 Minutes While Painting

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#63 Was Going To Paint Today And Found This Surprise

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#64 I Recently Had My Kitchen Renovated. Don’t Know What To Think

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#65 Just Finished Painting My Kid’s Playroom Yesterday

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#66 My Shower Was Leaking So I Tried To See If I Could Fix It. I Broke It Instead

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#67 Guess Who Ran Out Of Paint

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#68 DIY Plumbing, Apparently Anyone Can Do It

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#69 I Fell Through My Ceiling In My Recently Purchased Home While Trying To Install Some New Lighting

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#70 In My Student Dormitory The Kitchen Was Renovated And They Forgot The Faucet On The Sink

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#71 Noticed Some Bubbling In The Paint. Called A Painter, His Eyes Got Wide. Turns Out The Builder Forgot To Caulk A Vent On The Roof And Rain Has Been Getting In For 9 Years

Mold and rot in 3-story wall.

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#72 Putting Down A New Floor And Almost Had Enough, Almost

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#73 You’ll Be Bathing In Your New Tub By Sunday. The Contractor Said Last Wednesday

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#74 So Apparently Homes Are Now Being Sold With Built-In Stairmasters 4300’s

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#75 The Contractor Painted Over A Leaf In Our Master Bedroom

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#76 I’m A Genius. Was Amazed How Quickly I Repaired My Entry Door From The Garage

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#77 I Told My Brother-In-Law To Pull From Different Boxes When Installing The Flooring

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#78 Note To Self: Read The Weather Forecast Before Casting Concrete Steps (It’s -4 Today)

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#79 Wanted To Save Money By Repairing The Microwave Myself. It Slipped My Hands While Unmounting, And Broke The Glass Top

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#80 Whoever Renovated Our Home Last, You Are The Worst

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#81 An Attempt Was Made

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#82 When You Use Every Drop Of Foam Sealant To Fix A Leak

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#83 Drilled Into A Sprinkler Pipe And Soaked Every Apartment From Mine 4th Floor Down

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#84 Bigger Closet Means Bigger Doors

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#85 You Had One Job

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#86 Our DIY House Renovations Are Going Not Great

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#87 When I Just Wanted A Luxurious Shower Head And This Is What I Got

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#88 My Dad’s Fail At Installing A Door Stop, He’s Now Permanently Left It This Way

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#89 Bathroom Renovation, The Man That Put The Tiles In The Shower Managed To Put The Same 4 Tiles Next To Each Other

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#90 I Spilled The Detergent. 2 Hours Later, She Spilled The Paint. It’s Going To Be A Quiet Night I Think

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#91 I’m Moving Into A New House And One Of The Workers We Hired Dropped A Dresser Down The Stairs And It Went Through The Wall

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#92 Umm, Okay

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#93 When Your Husband Say “Only Test Patch In A Small Area”. Note To Self: Husband Is Sometimes Right

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#94 I Told My Neighbor His Mortar Needed Fixing. Found This The Next Week

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#95 It Wasn’t Supposed To Rain Today. Guess I’ll Be Painting It Again

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#96 This Is Why You Plan A Kitchen Renovation

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#97 Just Putting The Last Touches On A Kitchen Renovation. New Dishwasher And Fridge Are Great

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#98 Someone Fell Through Our Bedroom Ceiling While He Was Renovating The Apartment Above Us

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#99 Good Thing I Hired Professionals For A Big Kitchen Renovation

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#100 Painters’ Tape That Rips And Takes Paint Off. Lovely

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#101 Painted My Sister’s Room. Stepped Over The Paint Bucket And Spilled A Whole Gallon Of The Void On The Carpet

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#102 New Home Construction In Philadelphia

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#103 If You Put Enough Holes In A Wall You Will Find A Stud

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#104 You Had One Job

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#105 Contractor Let His Laborer Install The Hardware (The Whole Kitchen Looks Like This)

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#106 DIY Bathroom Renovations Created This Monster

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#107 Finally Got In The Groove Painting My Basement When My Earbud Decided To Pop Out And Take A Sticky Swim

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#108 Gotta Love The Renovated Kitchen

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#109 Someone Had To Come Home To This

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#110 I Never Bothered To Check If The Original Light Was Properly Centered, And I Put The New One Up Right Over The Original Hole

My wife wanted a rustic DIY light fixture to replace the old 90’s one over our pantry door

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#111 The Entire Wall Was Painted Except For One Spot

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#112 Slav Engineering?

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#113 Can’t Promise This Won’t Happen Again

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#114 But It Looks Beautiful

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#115 The Way These Walls Come Together In This Brand New Construction I’m Working In

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#116 They Ran Out Of Paint

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#117 I Was About 90% Done Painting, When The Wallpaper The Previous Owner Painted Over Started Peeling. Now I’ve Got To Scrape It All Off And Start Over

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#118 Why You Never Pay Family To Remodel Your Kitchen

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#119 I’d Call This Art

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#120 We Rented A House And Didn’t Notice At First That Whoever Rented It Before Used Two Different Glosses Of Paint

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#121 Landlords Decided To Renovate The Bathroom

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#122 Epic Renovation Fail

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#123 Installed A New Light Fixture. Was Pleased With How Easy It Was And That It Worked On The 1st Try. Got Too Excited Too Fast

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