Stuff happens. You screw up the measurements for your new custom cabinets, and they don't…quite…fit. You drop the marble countertop you're installing, and, well, look on the bright side: You now have two marble countertops. Or this: You swing the hammer and hit the nail on the head—your thumbnail, that is. Welcome to the second annual Black & Blue Thumb Awards, our roundup of DIY mishaps so monumental that your mistakes will seem minuscule by comparison. We hope.
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