Monday, August 28, 2023

The Frankenshed wins Shed of the Year 2023

London-based artist and sign painter Archie Proudfoot has won the Cuprinol Shed of the Year 2023, the 17th iteration of the event. He was voted top of the new ‘Colourful’ category in the public vote and was then chosen by judges as this year’s overall winner.

The new categories ‘Colourful’ and ‘Simply but Effective’ were added this year to show that even in the middel of a cost-of-living crisis, small garden improvements can make a big difference to our lives.

The Frankenshed is so named as Archie “brought it back from the dead” - formerly a rotting standard shed, he rebuilt it with recycled timber, old fence posts, and a colourful pop of colour to becoming the now award-winning creative haven.

“What started as a bored attempt to save a rotten shed turned into the most elaborate and enjoyable piece of artwork I’ve ever created,” said Archie. “The Frankenshed is now a beautiful place to escape and enjoy an afternoon sketching, writing, tinkering or potting plants for the garden."

Archie takes home Cuprinol Shed of the Year’s biggest prize yet, including £1,000 in cash and £250 worth of Cuprinol products.

Founder and Head Judge of the competition, Andrew Wilcox, said: “The quality of entries in this year’s competition was incredible and the final results were tight. I’m so pleased Archie has been crowned 2023’s winner. The Frankenshed is unlike anything I have seen before in the nearly 20-years of running this competition. His artistic flair takes centre stage, but the way he transformed his sorry shed into something so elegant has to be seen to be believed.”


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