Escape to the Chateau’s Dick Strawbridge shares how he plans DIY projects for France home
Escape to the Chateau star Dick Strawbridge and his wife Angel Adoree partnered with Homebase earlier this year to help Britons transform their gardens and homes. The “Give it a go” series on YouTube includes videos on how to create a raised bed and how to use a tape measure. One of the videos from April 2021 sees Dick explain how to plan a DIY project.
Dick said: “You can start running around but then you’re just trying to find things all over the place.
“Get your brain engaged that’s the key thing here.
“The plan for me is always tools and materials.
“Because the decisions being made we’ve got an idea of what we’re trying to achieve but it’s tools and material.
“Then it’s ‘doing’. When it comes to ‘doing’ you need some skills.”
Dick explained that this phrase refers to the finishing touches his wife Angel adds at the end of a project.
He said: “I always put this little bit at the end; frou frou.
“I have no idea how to spell it but the frou frou is the extra 10 percent that Angela puts in to take us above and beyond.
“But every project we’re going to do it’s make the decision, sort out the plan, do it and then get more from it.
“This one’s a good one because the decision’s made, time to go and sort out tools and material.”