Many homeowners take a look at the estimate to fix, renovate, or redesign part of their house and balk. It’s expensive!

So they turn to places like Pinterest and DIY sites to see what they might be able to accomplish on their own.

Of course, you get what you pay for.

Sure, some projects turn out just fine. But plenty of people end up having to add another zero to the end of that original estimate in order to fix their faux pas.

These 40 people no doubt had good intentions to create something functional and/or beautiful – they just didn’t have the skills (or, in some cases, the common sense).