Almost every place we've lived — house or apartment — has had some DIY project done by the landlord or previous inhabitant that we really wish had been left up to professionals. It took us awhile to figure out that the back hallway of our current house was not covered in a high-gloss vinyl, but was actually a painstaking DIY enterprise.
Once it started peeling up, we realized that the original vinyl tile had actually been decoratively painted to look like … faux marbled vinyl? We can't help but admire the work that went into this endeavor, but we also couldn't wait to cover it up with some runners.
Of course the funny thing is that we're equally guilty of leaving previous apartments with our own questionable DIY touches. Sometimes it makes us think, maybe I can't do that — but usually we march happily along wreaking havoc with our hammer and nails.
What DIY projects are in your home that would have been better left undone?