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.

These are designed by Rupert Blanchard. He says: "I collect hundreds of drawers, doors, fittings and fixtures before finding the right combination to construct a new piece.  I only use broken, discarded and odd drawers that no longer have a carcass therefore work can often sit unfinished for many months as I search for the elusive, perfect drawer to finish the design.  The search can take me far and wide building relationships with second-hand furniture dealers, car boot sellers, market…

These are designed by Rupert Blanchard. He says: "I collect hundreds of drawers, doors, fittings and fixtures before finding the right combination to construct a new piece. I only use broken, discarded and odd drawers that no longer have a carcass therefore work can often sit unfinished for many months as I search for the elusive, perfect drawer to finish the design. The search can take me far and wide building relationships with second-hand furniture dealers, car boot sellers, market…

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.”

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