The UK’s changing interest in DIY

I came a cross this interesting research by Ronseal. For more results click here. Apparently it was assumed that the UK has as a nation has become lazy when it comes to DIY. Well, this research proves that it’s not true. We still love DIY. I’m not too surpirsed by the results, women appear to take on a stronger role than men, especially in the decision to start a DIY project. It’s exactly how it is in our home, but then again I might have an unusual interest in DIY. 

I do admit that I sometimes get frustrated with DIY projects, but I think it’s important not to take on a project you don’t think you can accomplish. If the project is too difficult then it just becomes a chore and it’s not fun at all. Sometimes we do need help. Then again I do feel good when I manage to do something I didn’t think I would be able to do. 
I can think of plenty of fun DIY projects, but I guess a lot of them are not things we need and they defenitely couldn’t be concidered as maintenance. 

I guess my Decoration Frequency would be in the 3% part of this chart…  Well, I embrace change! Magnus has grown up to accept it. I think he kind of likes it too. 
all images by Ronseal
Do you have a DIY project at the moment? I’ve always got lots of projects I’m working on. I’m really pleased with my last project. My plywood shelf. It was a lot easier than I thought it would be – that’s always a bonus!
hx