Whether you are watching HGTV or looking through Pinterest, DIY looks so easy. After all, who needs professionals when you can put in your own sweat equity to create something beautiful? But DIY can go terribly wrong when you attempt a project beyond the scope of your own abilities. You don’t simply risk something being completed incorrectly, but also losing time, money or potentially injuring yourself. If your projects start as D-I-Why-Not and turn into D-I-Why-Did-I-Do-This, it doesn’t mean you should never attempt things yourself. However, you probably need to plan differently and follow these professional guidelines.