As much as I write about, drool over and pin about DIY projects, I don't really get to doing all that many of them. But, when I do finally get my hands dirty to make something myself around the house, there are always a few steadfast truths that arise. The sort of lessons that always seem to ring true, no matter what kind of DIYing I happen to be doing.
For me, there are four lessons that always seem to be true for me — and that I always seem to forget.
1. Always the read the directions.
No don't just skim them, actually read them all the way through a few times before starting. (Cause like, sometimes I'll just read step one and get started and then realize I missed some vital component by not reading everything through first).
3. Walk away when you're mad.
4. Everything looks better under glass.
What would you add to the list? What lessons have you learned the more DIY projects you've completed (successfully or not!)?