2016 was a rough year for a lot of people in a lot of ways. We stand with John Oliver and most of the internet in broad condemnation of this bum year.
hiding out underground and hoping it will end spending time with our families, but we just had to pop in to revive our annual tradition of sending the year off with a remembrance of the many things that went wrong in our DIY lives during it. This is Plaster & DISASTER, after all.
So if you’re not feeling depressed enough, read on!
To start, let’s remember back to that time that Brad took over the blog for a day. No, that wasn’t the disaster, give him some credit! It was actually a pretty good post. However, he was writing about how he flooded Naomi’s basement with water, which was certainly a disaster.
Then there was the time Sage tried to use gel stain on her midcentury dresser DIY.
Yeah, that was not the most successful endeavor. Nothing that stripping it down starting from scratch couldn’t fix….
Less quickly-resolved was Sage’s never-ending kitchen floor odyssey. Who doesn’t love a good $3,500 unexpected addition to a renovation project?
(By the way, Sage is feverishly finishing her kitchen this week, so expect an update in the New Year — she built a dining room table! And bought a rug! And did all those boring finishing touches like building baseboards!)
There was also that time that Naomi tried to pick up some DIY momentum with an easy project – covering the gaping holes in her walls with a wall grate — and it turned into a month-long saga of dashed expectations (and literary puns).
Finally, let’s not forget the biggest disaster of them all. Gross.
Still not had enough of this disastrous year? Here are a few honorable mentions:
- That time Sage’s cats were determined to crush her dreams, and also that time Sage’s leg was determined to crush her dreams
- That time Naomi tried out a “faux ceramic glaze” trick she saw on the internet, and ended up with something that looks like a failed kindergarten art project.
- That time the Tiny Bloggers tried to brighten up their front stoop with a potted plant, and ended up with a dumpy muppet.
Ugh. GET OUT OF HERE 2016. 2017, you had better be awesome!