Many Brits have used lockdown to tackle some DIY and now some of the most creative projects have been revealed.
UK-based sofa and carpet specialist, ScS, has undergone a nationwide search for the most brilliant home renovations from the last few months after Google searches for ‘DIY’ more than trebled in the UK.
Jacqui Ruddy, 56, from Manchester, was crowned the winner of the competition after creating an incredible playhouse boat for her nephew made entirely of cardboard.
So if you’re looking for DIY inspiration, scroll down to see Jacqui’s entry, along with the rest of the top ten projects.
1. Jacqui Ruddy, 56, Manchester
Jacqui’s amazing playhouse boat certainly made waves in the competition, taking the top spot and winning the family a brand new sofa
2. Rachel Watson, 26, Ipswich
Rachel’s husband cooked up a treat when he made their daughter this fabulous kitchen workstation. He used free wooden pallets and leftover paint for his creation, which his daughter absolutely adores
3. Jodie Loveridge, 30, Hereford
Jodie’s cosy little corner was made entirely out of pallets and will be a wonderful area for her and her husband to rest on long summer evenings
4. Catherine Okey, 25, Brighton
Catherine and her fiancé were due to go away to celebrate their five year anniversary, but had to cancel both their trip and their wedding due to the pandemic. Instead, to make their anniversary memorable, they transformed their attic into a tropical den
5. Terri Pucill, 67, Derbyshire
Terri is all set for summer with this fabulously decorated garden shed. She gave it a lick of paint and it’s now all set for visitors – as soon as they’re allowed in!
6. Andy Wilson, 46, Oldham
Andy did his DIY on the ‘cheep’ using leftover wood to produce his so-called ‘chicknic table’. His whole family chipped in to help and the hens certainly seem pleased with the result
7. Duncan Aston, 43, St Neots
Duncan built an amazing den/summerhouse in his garden with the help of his family. He did the construction, his children took on the painting and his partner decorated – a real team effort!
8. Carrie-Anne Brown, 27, Kent
Carrie-Anne made this gorgeous outdoor sofa bench so that she can sit on it and relax while her little boy plays in the garden
9. James Grist, 36, Otford
James and his partner built two hutches to house the quails they bought during lockdown. He says it’s their first attempt at DIY, but you certainly can’t tell!
10. Will Brown, 30, London
Will created this bohemian paradise in his garage, with a homemade bar providing refreshments for his family’s ukulele jam nights