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Zoe Murphy revives unwanted furniture into gorgeous and whimsical pieces

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 Know if You Should Paint or Refinish – A Checklist

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.


Prior to "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" only ground-floor interior sets, such as the kitchen, existed for The Burrow, while all exterior shots were generated with CGI. “We wanted everything - from the furniture through to the crockery on the kitchen table - to look as if it had been bought in second-hand shops, picked up at swap meets, or rescued from curbs.” - Stephenie McMillan #HarryPotter