Could this be the tiniest man cave ever? It has been painted the perfect shade of rusty Swedish red and filled with wood and lots of mannish things. Inspired by our travels to Sweden earlier this year, we decided Dean’s shed should be a mini version of a Swedish cabin.I have been working with B&Q to turn a small but perfectly formed 6X4 Apex Shetland shed into a handmade hideaway for Dean. I used Cuprinol Terracotta Garden Shades to paint the outside the perfect shade of rusty vintage red. Inside we went for a warm bright white. Built as a quiet getaway for the huz, while I am clattering about in the summer house – he says I talk too much when he is trying to read so we have to have separate reading quarters!I know I hardly ever show the mess and chaos side of things here, it’s not intentional – we just get in full swing of ‘doing’ and normally forget to document the full scale of work involved! Our garden and home behind the camera are usually as crazy and upturned as that first picture below (with less mud and rust in the house). Our garden is insane and a full time job that neither of us have time to manage!My dreamy assistants Dean and Wallis helped build and oversee the whole operation.We placed the shed on a level hard standing of paving slabs – that were gathered from around our front and back gardens. Once it was built and painted it was time to fill it with lots of things. We built the wooden desk using a sanded slice of fallen local tree and two branches that were removed from our own birch tree earlier in the year! I love pattern of the bark and knots.We try to re-use as many glass bottles as we can around here, and our new favourite use for them is bottle gardens. Plus our local beer and wine shop has some awesome craft beers with lovely branding and labels that are quite frankly – too good for the recycling bin!A pallet wood shelf for favourite ceramics, a candle for an evening glow and tiny plants.Tools, wood projects and an axe for chopping up fire wood for our brutalist (read that as breeze block) fire pit – which is a 3-metre walk from the shed. A first aid tin is a must in here, many notches will be cut out of his hands over the course of making me a set of shelves or a spoon or two. I picked this old rusty one up for £2 at a boot fair last weekend.All the pictures have been used in the house at some point. All junk shop finds, they move around from room to room and will settle here for a while.Clamps, cogs and hooks, Dean is always buying things like this, rummaging around in old crates and tool boxes at boot fairs – so this seemed like the ideal spot to home his collection of rust.We are both in love with the grain on the desk, it is beautiful, another great example of Mother Natures magic and charm.The vintage style bulb and lamp holder is from my summer house and makes for a warming glow at night!Vintage horns dug out of the attic and woodland books for inspiration.An old wooden stool to perch on, simple and just right in here.A small wolf to guard the place – every shed should have one.His shed is directly opposite mine and nestled between some birches and an oak tree. The autumn colour of this shed is perfect for seeing in a new season and we love it when the cats come and visit us down here. What do you keep in yours? Are you tempted to sweep out all the spiders and cobwebs and make a garden hideaway – if so you can find lots of shedspiration on this pinboard here and over at Cuprinol’s Shed of The Year!Big thanks to B&Q and Cuprinol for collaborating with L&S to create this handmade hideaway, they generously gave us the shed and paint and we hand built it and made it extra special. It will be such a nice space to spend some autumn days and nights.