Can I Do This Myself?

http://www.motherearthnews.com/diy/can-i-do-this-myself.aspx

Fixing leaky plumbing, repairing broken steps and painting the house are all jobs that many of us hire someone to do for us. But during this downturn in the economy, cash for necessary repairs might be in short supply.

Are there any fix-it projects that you have taken on recently, that you previously would have hired someone to do? In the comments section below, tell us about the projects you have attempted and how it went.