Ever since my allotment shed was born in May 2018, I’ve spent many happy moments painting it and sourcing items for the inside to serve a purpose, along with other items just to pretty it.
The table/desk/potting bench is actually a very old drinks trolley I picked up for under £10, it’s on castors so I can move it around and the top folds out to create a bigger working surface. The chair was a rickety old thing I picked up cheap, a touch of paint and a cushion and it’s as good as new. It’s still rickety though.
I picked up a pine shelf unit for £5 and painted it the same colour as the shed to blend in, vintage style floral bunting hangs from above. Suddenly my shed is starting to look how I dreamed it would.
After searching for personalised art of my shed for a while I found the perfect artist on Etsy. Using a photograph of my shed to work from, Ciara from Smudge Art made me something truly wonderful. I found Ciara to be very accommodating and easy to work with. I just knew I was going to love what she’d made, and when I ripped the pretty paper from my framed artwork and saw it for the first time I instantly loved it. My little allotment shed, pretty in a picture and surrounded by pumpkins. How could I not love it?!
I have some women’s land army posters, photos and other bits and bobs yet to go inside including a beautiful little decorative shelf my parents gave me (perfect for my artwork to sit on!).
My shed means so much more than somewhere to hang my muddy tools, it’s a space to sit and dream, plan my growing year and drink tea while soaking in the joy and serenity.