My Sheddie : Maundy Mitchell

This sheddies shed has been getting a lot of attention lately, so thought I would do a Q&A

Sheddies name

Maundy Mitchell

Shed name

The Church of Gardening

Selfbuild or off the shelf shed?

My husband built this shed for my birthday in 2007.

Why have you got a shed? uses etc

Originally, this was to simply be a place where I stored garden tools–hand tools, wheel barrow, pots, and a winter place for my bird bath. Then I added a small church pew, then some art (woodland creatures being the theme). The porch is a natural place to relax. The Church of Gardening has become a place I go to drink tea, to reflect, and to be grateful for all that I have–and to garden as well!

How would you describe your shed?

The Church of Gardening was built for me by my husband, Matt Kizer, in 2007 as a birthday present. The antique stained glass window was a wedding present. It has a church pew, and a small statue of St. Francis. Nature is the religion here. It now has a lot of art, including clouds that Matt painted on the ceiling. He used a lot of cool, salvaged materials, such as the door and antique windows. It also has solar lighting. The garden bench is made of old barn boards, a chippy paint cabinet, and slate on top. This is the best shed in the entire world!

Who are your shed inspirations?

Before I had a shed, I visited this site a lot to figure out what I liked. While I can’t name a particular shed, I drew inspiration from many of them.

Future Shed plans

While cutting saplings around the shed, I discovered an old stone wall that is in need of repair. So I took a stone-wall-building class and have begun to rebuild it. I hope to finish the wall next summer. Also, I would like to replace the temporary front step with granite steps.

How did you find out about our community?

I did a Google search for sheds.

What word would you use to sum up Sheds


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By Andrew Wilcox

I love sheds Founder & judge of Shed of the year - Wilco writes mainly about sheds. About the blog Enter your shed into #shedoftheyear