Kildare woman through to final of RTÉ DIY show

Anne Casey from Rathangan is in with a chance of winning €500

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Kildare woman through to final of RTÉ DIY show

Anne Casey from Rathangan with her grandson Oisin Moore and The Big DIY Challenge host comedian PJ Gallagher

A Rathangan woman has made it to the final of an RTÉ DIY show.

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Hosted by comedian PJ Gallagher, The Big DIY Challenge tasks people to upcycle pieces of old unused furniture.

For the show, Anne Casey upcycled an old bed frame into a beautiful bench.

A before and after of Anne Casey's upcycling project for RTÉ

“I love upcycling stuff, it would be a thing that I'd be into. I just hate waste, it's a shame to see something going to the skip so I try to just come up with ideas to do something with it”, Anne told the Leader.
Anne does all her work by hand, as she doesn't have the use of a workshop or power tools. Anne also had a helping hand from five-year-old grandson Oisin Moore.

“It did come out well, I was well chuffed with it in the end. There's a lot of work.”

Ms Casey is a huge fan of PJ Gallagher so when he made a visit to her home she was over the moon.

The final of the show will be on RTÉ on July 23, where the winner of the upcycling category will receive €500 and be in with the chance of winning the overall prize of €10,000.