Home Improvement Fails - Carolina Country

You tried, you failed, we’re interested!

DYI Fails

Ever start a home improvement project with big plans, but end with regrets, a mess and a fervent wish you’d called in a professional? (We have.) If you can finally laugh about it, please share photos of and stories about your DIY project fail. We will pay $50 for each photo or story published in our May 2019 issue. See rules below.

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Your Story

If you have a photo of your mishap, please include it here. Digital photos (.jpg) should be at least 1200 by 800 pixels. Maximum file size 10 MB.


We pay $50 for each one published in the magazine. We retain reprint rights.

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Deadline: March 15, 2019.
One entry per household.
Limit text to 200 words or less.
Payment will be limited to those entries appearing in print, not entries featured solely on carolinacountry.com.