Kelly Haworth, 41, has been crowned Cuprinol Shed of the Year's 2022 winner with her budget-friendly and waste-saving oasis 'The Potting Shed'.
An avid upcycler and baker from Bury, Kelly, along with her husband Derrick, created the beautiful allotment retreat from their love of repurposing unwanted items. The mother of four transformed her basic allotment plot into a beautiful hideaway so that she could grow fresh plants and ingredients for cooking and baking - with homemade Lavender & Lemon cake and Nettle Tea being regular treats at the Haworth household.
Made from old doors, pallet wood and other recycled materials found on Facebook Marketplace and from around their home, the 2m x 3m budget-friendly shed took only five weeks to complete and cost around £200 to create.
Featuring a small kitchenette, a potting area, a tool store and even an off-grid bathroom, 'The Potting Shed' has been decorated with beautiful pastel shades, including Cuprinol Garden Shades 'Sweet Pea Pink', 'Wild Thyme' and Cuprinol Ducksback 'Black', to help protect and colour the shed's wood.
"I'm over the moon to have won this year's Cuprinol Shed of the Year," said Kelly. "It's been a real labour of love and I haven't stopped dancing since I found out the wonderful news. I was inspired by my dad's shed and after waiting years for a plot, I couldn't wait to build my own.
"It's just so peaceful, I can stay in the shed for hours on end, in fact, I often lose track of time while I'm down at the allotment. It was fun being able to share the journey with people on Instagram - it even encouraged others to start collecting doors for their own ventures too!"
She will receive £1,000, a personalised Cuprinol Shed of the Year plaque and £100 of Cuprinol products as her prize.