If you never thought you’d want to buy second-hand furniture, you’ll likely change your mind once you see Zoe Murphy’s stunning upcycled pieces. The British designer breathes new life into salvaged midcentury modern furniture with bold and colorful designs inspired by her seaside hometown Margate, Kent. The whimsical and ‘50s-inspired retro prints promotes Murphy’s idea of “loving what belongs to you.”

If you never thought you’d want to buy second-hand furniture, you’ll likely change your mind once you see Zoe Murphy’s stunning upcycled pieces. The British designer breathes new life into salvaged midcentury modern furniture with bold and colorful designs inspired by her seaside hometown Margate, Kent. The whimsical and ‘50s-inspired retro prints promotes Murphy’s idea of “loving what belongs to you.”

How to tell if you should paint that second hand furniture find - or not! Though I'd also been told to check if it would lose value if refinished first.

How to tell if you should paint that second hand furniture find - or not! Though I'd also been told to check if it would lose value if refinished first.

Folding tables are great space savers and are typically easy to find at second hand, vintage, and thrift stores for cheap.

Folding tables are great space savers and are typically easy to find at second hand, vintage, and thrift stores for cheap.

One of my biggest not-so-secrets to living the proverbial champagne life on a beer budget is buying many, many of my belongings second hand.

One of my biggest not-so-secrets to living the proverbial champagne life on a beer budget is buying many, many of my belongings second hand.

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