Let’s face it; DIY is pretty darn difficult! As much as we don’t like to admit it, we’ve all had that moment when we realise we’ve bitten off more than we can chew. Whether that moment was when you opened the box and started reading the instructions or when you’ve just finished your project and stepped back to admire your ‘handy work’ – there’s nothing worse than a failed DIY experiment, especially when you have to live with the results, or spend a fortune paying an expert to fix your mistakes. Of course, some mistakes are worse than others and we have to wonder what these not-so-intrepid DIYers were thinking. We teamed up with Hey Presto to bring you 10 DIY Disasters That Prove Fixing Stuff Yourself is Really Hard!

The guys and gals responsible for these DIY disasters would have been better off using Hey Presto! The fabulous new app takes the strain out of booking trusted on-demand service providers, helping you find reliable handymen, plumbers, builders, and more in your area.

Knock, knock, anybody home?

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That should hold, right?

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A temporary fix or genius replacement?

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Closing doors is so overrated.

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There, I fixed it.

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Works perfectly!

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We might need more books.

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The measurements might have been a little off.

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Another flawless air conditioning unit installation.

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I’m sure I can fix it myself.

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So, the next time you think you can just, “do it yourself”, think about whether you’ve bitten off more than you can chew. You might be better off using the Hey Presto app to call in the big guns, saving you time and money in the long run. The genius app takes the stress out of finding trusted suppliers in your area when things go wrong and it’s super easy to use! All you need to do is download the app from your Google Play or iOS App Store, create a profile and you’re ready to go. You can find out more about Hey Presto by reading our review here.