Have you heard of Pinstrosity? It’s laugh-out-loud hilarious.
We’ve all had that one craft project or recipe that failed. Miserably. This is a website that features peoples failed DIY-wreckapalooza projects when everything goes wrong.
It happens to the best of us, especially if you’re a fly-by-the-seat-of-your-glue-gun-pants DIYer like me.
It happened a few months ago. I was trying to be productive – my only goal for the evening was to stay away from the television and that time-sucking giant wormhole called the internet. Simple quest, right?
I briefly thought about sanding down my desk and refinishing it. “No, no no,” I thought. That’s one thing that actually doesn’t need to be worked on around here. No sir. The desk stays the way it is.
So I decided I was going to practice my lettering.
I’ve always admired beautiful typography (hello, graphic designer here) and want to take the time to learn more. (Hence these beautiful inspiration shots.)
So I got out my fancy tips and bottle of ink.
And immediately proceed to spill it everywhere.
I don’t even know what happened.
Oh yes, actually, I do know what happened. I got it EVERYWHERE.
All over my desk. My desk that, 10 minutes prior, I had declared perfection and in no need of work. This was the best I could do to clean it up.
All over the inside drawer and the contents inside.
Goodbye craft supplies drenched in black India Ink.
All over me. My hands? Black.
My favorite jeans? HUGE ink stain.
This was the worst one. The carpet. The cream carpet.
There is now a medium pepperoni pizza sized black schmear all over my carpet.
For the last six months I’ve been living with it. I can’t wait until spring to take that desk outside and sand her down!!
I guess you need to be careful what you wish for?
I know I’m not alone! What’s your recent crafty/DIY/cooking mix-up been?