So you've decided to forgo hiring a painter and muscle the job yourself — good for you! While you've probably assumed the process will include highs and lows, it's hard to predict the complexity of this emotional journey until you've done it. Fortunately, I recently tackled this endeavor (over a holiday weekend, I might add), and I'm here to tell you what to look forward to and what to avoid at all costs. Here are the moments you can expect . . .