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6 DIY Nightmares and How to Avoid Them

Even if you consider yourself crafty, we’re sure you’ve encountered a disaster or two.

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Paint That Isn't on Your Ceiling

Your apartment ceilings are lacking height, and after discovering that a ceiling painted dark navy or even black adds depth, you go for it. You’ve done your research and are ready to paint, but you find out immediately that not only did you get paint on your ceiling, tiny speckles of dark paint made their way onto your cabinets as well.

How can you avoid Jackson Pollock-ing your home?
While it’s a no-brainer to lay down newspaper or, better yet, a plastic tarp on the floor, don’t forget the area walls and molding! Take the extra step to securely cover your cabinets or walls with plastic. It may look like Dexter’s kill room, but you’ll be a much happier DIY-er when you see your spotless paint job. Bonus tip: Roll off any excess paint before applying it to your surface to avoid drips.

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