That's what I tell myself if I'm being a fraidy-cat and worrying that I'll mess something up so badly I ruin it.
In fact, 'Look I tried this and it was a disaster' is probably a much more interesting read than 'Look, I followed the instructions and the end result was perfect!'.
And so, after a breakfast spent rereading the instructions, I ventured upstairs to begin work on the retro caravan kit.
I've spent the last couple of days dithering about how to finish the front hitch, and decided over breakfast that it looked like it could be glued on later (or possibly left off all together) so I could leave that decision for now.
Which meant the first step was gluing the sides to the base. The instructions confidently stated that 'Painting can be done after assembling' but I wasn't so sure, especially as once the roof pieces were on there wasn't much gap in the top to get to the inside.So I decided to be brave, ignore the instructions, and give the pieces a bit of an undercoat.
Which lead me to the next conundrum. The instructions on the spray-paint can said not to paint in temperatures under 15 degrees celsius. And this is what the current temperature (and forecast) is:
(For my fahrenheit-using readers:)
If I took any notice of this, I'd never paint anything through the middle of the year (or would spend a lot more on heating, when I'm not feeling cold).