by Brittany Monbarren


  • Check local building codes.
  • Play it safe with electricity.
  • Use the right tools.
  • Call a professional if you’re unsure.
  • Wear safety gear.
  • Practice before you paint.


  • Reinvent the wheel.
  • Stop a project midway.
  • Start before you’re fully prepared.
  • Ignore safety.
  • Mess with structural framing without an expert.