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  • Sheddie:

  • Location:

    Back of Garden - Surrey
  • First entered:

  • Cost of shedbuild:

    More than £1000


Our shed was nearly collapsed with a bowing roof, damp and became a dumping ground for our junk when we decided to turn it into a studio for me to run my business from home. After a complete renovation, I now have a fully functioning studio. We had spoken about knocking the shed down completely as we thought it was in disrepair but I am glad we put the hard work in as the difference is impressive.

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I wanted to try and re-use or up-cycle as much as I could to keep costs down. I also tried to keep a few touches of my Granddad in the shed as it was originally his, so I upcycled his shelving unit which was originally Orange & Blue as well as giving some of his old work posters / advertisement a new lease of life. I also managed to get a few pieces for free (the mirror, seat, the TV unit etc) which again, assisted in keeping costs down.

During lockdown 1.0 I decided it was the time to try and make the exterior look more appealing. Using pieces of discarded wood / boards, the exterior was boarded up and then painted. I then found an old pallet which was then created into a planter. During this time my Mum was re-tiling her shower so had plenty of rubble sacks of broken tiles. As it was lockdown the recycling centres were closed so I decided to try and put the tiles into good use and ended up creating a floral mosaic.

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