If you’ve ever started a home improvement project you might find, as Killorglin woman Shauna O’Connor did, that it can have a domino effect.
Shauna, like many, took up DIY during lockdown. She had never picked up a power tool until last November.
“I got the bright idea that I was going to teach myself DIY and it came from a combination of really feeling the effects of being cooped up for so long and needing an outlet,” she says.
At first, Shauna started doing jobs around the house “that needed doing”, she says, and ones she would normally ask husband Peter to undertake.
But she had been watching other DIYers on social media for inspiration and after completing work on the front door she posted a video on TikTok “as a joke”.
“It was about me doing some of my husband’s jobs around the house and it was a bit funny because I was clueless,” she says.
“It got millions of views…