The all-too-real emotional rollercoaster that is doing DIY

Flatpack: It isn't fun.

There’s a reason that flatpack building and general fixing stuff is an actual job that you can employ people to do for you – and it’s because DIY projects can break even the strongest of us.

There’s an excitement that comes from a home decor weekend where you decide that you will not be beaten by a house issue. Your tiles need grouting? Not an issue. Your doorframe needs polyfilla? Cool. You need a new wardrobe? Umm.

But no, you will not fork out a day’s wage (or more) on someone to build it for you. You are independent, you are smart and you are a boss. The world of homeware is your oyster and you are totally fine. In fact, you are PUMPED.

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And then the confusion hits in. What are these smiley weird shaped IKEA illustrated people trying to tell you exactly?

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You read and re-read the instructions but you’re still like…

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You’re trying to keep your cool but it’s really hard when these words make literally no sense.

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No. That screw does NOT fit in. It is not ‘simple.’ You need a break. No. Actually, you DESERVE a break.

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And, it’s OK because you’re going to stay positive and they wouldn’t sell it as flatpack if you couldn’t build it yourself. It’s common sense.

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You’ve managed to complete half of it now and the world is good again.

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But this second half (the bit you’ve been intentionally avoiding) makes 0 sense.

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You decide to have a mini breakdown in the comfort of your own space…

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Before calling for help because this job cannot be completed alone.

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After many a try and some teamwork, your friend/partner/colleague/grandma/dog manage to come up with a solution and you’re like…

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And you start realising that wasn’t that bad, after all.

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Until you remember the first half of this whole interaction and you decide to never go near a homeware shop again.

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(Until next time, because, you know, #interiorgoals)

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