Celebrating the great British shed in all its forms - from the miniature to the massive, the modern to the traditional, the cosy to the minimal and everything in between
Archie Proudfoot, an independent artist and sign painter from London, battled it out against over 200 impressive shed entrants to become victorious in Cuprinol Shed of the Year's 17th year. He was voted top of the 'Colourful' category by the general public and chosen by judges as this year's overall winner.
Archie becomes the first winner from the competition's new 'Colourful' category – one of two new categories for 2023.The new categories 'Colourful' and 'Simply but Effective', were added this year to show that even in the midst of the cost-of-living crisis, small home and garden improvements and pops of colour can make a big difference to our homes.
The evolution of The Frankenshed –named after Archie "brought it back from the dead" – showcases the highest levels of technicolour transformation. What was once a standard shed left to rot has been rebuilt with recycled timber, old fence posts, and a colourful pop of colour to becoming the now award-winning creative haven.
Those looking to transform their gardens into a brighter and more colourful living space and feeling inspired by this year's winner and runners up, can get a-shed of the game on their next garden project with the help of Cuprinol.