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.

Gold and grey spindle chair upcycle ... maybe get artists to take second hand furniture which fits the space and paint it etc so it becomes an individual feature of art which can be used in the space. Keep costs down and be creative

Gold and grey spindle chair upcycle ... maybe get artists to take second hand furniture which fits the space and paint it etc so it becomes an individual feature of art which can be used in the space. Keep costs down and be creative

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.

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.”

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.”

Full view of our converted van / motorhome Runa with all her furniture glory. She has a stove, sink, washing up drainer, bed, sofa, writing desk, and storage drawers all made out of second hand furniture and leftovers.

Full view of our converted van / motorhome Runa with all her furniture glory. She has a stove, sink, washing up drainer, bed, sofa, writing desk, and storage drawers all made out of second hand furniture and leftovers.

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