My friends know that I love nothing more than hitting the local household waste recycling centre, it truly is my favourite furniture shop. I am from Yorkshire and we have a reputation for being tight but in truth, money has very little to do with my obsession for unwanted furniture.
Buying second hand, and particularly from the HWRC shop is reducing what goes into landfill. The pleasure I get from trying to save the planet and my bank balance is immense. So much of the furniture I see is just a paint job away from being both beautiful and useful so why not give it a go yourself. Sand, clean, prime and paint your way to a greener design scheme. Your new pieces may even make your friends green with envy :-)