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  • The Retreat
  • Sheena McBain
  • My allotment - Norfolk

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The Retreat

Less than £100

My shed is my place to retreat to, to unwind in and contemplate. The secretary said he has never seen anything like it! (I think it was a complement! ) It has a daybed with lots of cushions, a chair, it is carpeted, has drapes to the ceiling. Pictures on the walls, books on the shelves, my paints for when I feel inspired to do some painting, a kitchen area, oh and my hotwater bottle for the chilly days! I have painted it a cheery yellow and red and adorned the walls with pictures, plates, quotes, Tibetan prayer flags etc. etc.

I have very little spare money so I had a tight budget for my shed. It started life as a 6' x 8' chicken shed on another allotment plot. I bought it from the young man for ᆪ40 it was in bits, had broken glass windows, had been out in the rain and the inside panels were covered in chicken poo and straw :( family errected it for me, and I set to work cleaning it. Once it had been scrubbed, cleaned and dried out, new windows were put in. I scoured charity shops for my interior furnishings, and set to work with sewing machine. A carpet shop donated a free, used (but clean) carpet. The daybed was made from a pallet, the chair was a skip find. All of which I recycled and revamped myself. I asked for Ronseal shed paint and emulsion for my birthday present, it has been weatherproofed. The wee fence around the shed is another skip find....old wooden bed ends which I have painted, along with another pallet. All in all the whole project has cost me ᆪ83.

Year first entered 2016

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