Win A Set of The White Company Luxury Towels with Family Budgeting have launched their ultimate Bathroom DIY guide web app to help people enhance the value of their home with a simple guide to those irritating DIY problems in the bathroom. have taken all the best tips, tricks and how- tos from across the web bringing everything you need to know about cleaning, maintaining or replacing fixtures in your bathroom.

To celebrate the launch of the Ultimate DIY Guide would like to offer you the chance to win a set of Luxury The White Company Towels by simply sharing your DIY disasters. 

The White Company Towels

How to Enter

Here’s what you have to do:

  • Share your DIY disaster stories on Facebook, if you have a photo even better. (Max 200 words)
  • Each story should be no longer than 200 words. 
  • From all the entries, one winner will be chosen. 
  • The competition will close Wednesday 24th April, when the winner will be announced Friday 26th April.
    Best of Luck!

Terms and Conditions:

1.     One entry per person. Over 18′s and UK residents only

2.     Closing date for entrants is midnight on 24/04/2014

Entrants must have a UK address, to which the prize will be sent

The winner will be chosen by 

The winner must reply within a week to receive their prize, otherwise a new winner will  be chosen

The prize is one set of The White Company towels in white.

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    April 3, 2014 / 20:29

    I would love to win the towels my DIY disaster is things not going right

  2. hannah fieldmouse
    April 7, 2014 / 16:17

    My puppy ripped up the lino from the kitchen floor… as it is rented accommodation I frantically headed to the DIY store, got sold everything I didn’t need (they saw me and my purse a mile off!!) and i attempted to fit the lino myself using a Stanley knife which id never used before!! Lets just say I can’t cut straight lines, you can see concrete poking out and I have regrettably booked someone to come and do it for me!!!!

  3. T C
    April 18, 2014 / 16:02

    Buying bathroom tiles in the sale, when I finally got to using them I realised I didn’t have enough. Gutted, they were discontinued!

  4. Mary Baldwin
    April 21, 2014 / 17:46

    We were decluttering and my husband was putting stuff into the loft. Suddenly I heard this massive crash and ran upstairs to see his foot sticking down from the bedroom ceiling! So, as well as having to clean the bedroom again and change the bed, we then had to pay for someone to come and fix the ceiling.

  5. sam schofield
    April 21, 2014 / 17:51

    my dad was once wall papering and put his foot into the bucket hahaha it did save his life though which is not funny as the washing machine broke later in the day and dad didnt turn the electric off and shoved is arm in and had a huge shock if it wasnt for putting his trainers on after stepping in the paste the hospital said he would have died the rubber protected him!

  6. wendy brown
    April 21, 2014 / 18:42

    I bought a central heating system – but before it’s installation – i realised that i’d have to move an electrical socket so that it wouldn’t be obscured by one of the radiators. With only 1 day before installation, i procured an emergency electrician to move the socket. The electrician decided to move it 20cm clear of where the radiator would hang. That’s when the thumping, chiseling, banging, and hammering began – something was blocking the creation of the new socket. Around 2 hours later, with still no movement on the obstacle, i noticed that the banging had caused cracks and plaster to fall from the other side of the wall. Only now did my partner (a building surveyor) arrive home to instruct the ‘electrician’ that he was trying to tunnel into a steel girder that was part of the structural framework of my building. Red faced and feeling a bit daft for not checking to see if the obstacle was metal, the electrician finally moved the socket a few more inches to the left to avoid the girder. I was left with large holes in my wall on either side, and large cracks climbing one side of the wall.

  7. Helen Umeny
    April 21, 2014 / 20:44

    Many disasters over the years but I think the biggest one was when my eldest son, who was just aged 4 at the time, was helping his Daddy put a lovely new corner bath in. Son was happily banging away with a toy hammer. Unfortunately he was banging the end of the bath!! Cracked my lovely new bath.
    Luckily a week later my son was playing with his boats in a lovely new bath thanks to my insurance company.
    Son now 28 and has banned me putting up the photo 🙂

  8. Marina Wilson
    April 21, 2014 / 20:45

    My DIY disaster was making a straight forward table from internet instructions . I worked out what wood I wanted, ordered it from a wood supplier up the road, got it delivered, and was so excited to make.
    I put it all together, after measuring the bits of wood I needed, drilling holes where I wanted to put the nails, and even making dovetail joints on the 4 edges. Decided to make each side separate and then scre/drill/ seal altogether when finished.
    I got all my ‘bits of wood together’ laid them out in order of what I needed and then began to put together.
    That’s when I realised I’d done smithing very basically wrong.
    The instructions ( American) measured in cms and I, for some reason, thought the numbers measured inches, so when it said 3 cams, I had cut out 3 inches.needless to say, none of it worked. I had 3 legs totally different sizes ( one of them I HAD done in cms), and the dovetail joints were wonderful but the sides of the tabletop were skewed. I wouldn’t have minded, but it took me 3 hours, scratching my head, trying to work out and government the instructions! And to me, all seemed ok….until in those last 5 mins of the 3 hrs, I realised what I had done, I’d jot only transposed cams to I he’s, but one or two, I’d actually made/cut out in cms , when I’d actually done all the other pieces in inches. must have had a weak moment. I asked my OH and his first comment was, ‘have you used the right measuring system?’ . I thought he was trying to be clever as this was the first DIY job. Needless to say, I haven’t done any since 🙁

  9. Emily Clark
    April 22, 2014 / 13:24

    When my dad strips wallpaper off of the walls, he always tells us we can draw pictures and write our names underneath for future house owners to find. It’s all good fun, until one day my brother mistook my dad’s newly plastered wallpaper for the bare wall underneath….we ended up with drawings of crash bandicoot on the walls for weeks until my dad could bring himself to do it all over again!

    April 23, 2014 / 15:34

    I blame my husband for my DIY Disaster! After waiting two months for him to fix a broken tap in the bathroom my inpatients grew and I decided enough was enough and I set to the task of replacing it myself, However, I soon regretted it when I managed to burst a pipe and water started jetting everywhere, In my panic I grabbed what I could to soak up the ensuing chaos and before I knew it my children down stairs were getting giddy as water had started to drip from the ceiling! Then I heard “Don’t worry Mum, Daddy’s home”. My panic soon turned to embarrassment as I had to admit what I’d done. He still gets the blame for it though!!!

  11. Jill Fairbank
    April 23, 2014 / 20:28

    Daughters boyfriend decorating her room taken radiator off wall and there I am merrily de pressurising the boiler ! Water pouring unbeknown to me out of front of house thankfully into porch! Drying the floorboards out as my dad suggested I get to papering and stepped off ladder only to put said foot through only bit of floorboard which had been cut out to help with the drying process…. Very sore bruised thigh and foot and leg dangling through porch roof !!! All in all a compete DIY disaster thankfully fat thigh managed to save what could have been much mire damage to me and the ceiling!!!!

  12. Amanda Mallows
    April 23, 2014 / 20:29

    My DIY disaster occurred in the dining room. After laboriously decorating the room and having a gorgeous fluffy cream carpet laid, I noticed a patch behind the radiator that still needed painting. I thought it couldn’t be too tricky to take the radiator off paint behind an pop it back on – How wrong I was! Almost as soon as I turned the first bolt, murky brown water started spewing all over my gorgeous carpet. The radiator wouldn’t go back on the wall, nor would the water stop pouring out. The carpet soon turned for cream to the colour of murky pond water and still to this day smells a little like a wet dog!

  13. Hannah Fearon
    April 24, 2014 / 20:46

    Ha ha. My husband is a DIY nightmare! We have had numerous incidents, but the one that immediately springs to mind, was his attempt to ‘fix’ a floorboard on the landing of our old house. The floorboard was only ever so slightly loose, but he managed to hammer through a water pipe. I can laugh now.

  14. champaklal lad
    April 24, 2014 / 21:47

    no disaster story – nice prize

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