Glasshouse Girl sources, restores and redesigns high-quality vintage furniture and interior accent pieces from a studio and workshop in north London. The mundane, the broken and the boring can all be fixed and improved with a just a touch (or sometimes a lot!) of TLC.

Each piece created is unique, fitting the individual style that my customers want to express in own their homes.

From decoupaged dressers and gilded chests of drawers, painted tables and chairs, hand-printed homewares and handmade lamps to bespoke carpentry builds using reclaimed timber, it’s all in a day’s work for the Glasshouse Girl.

I also take on commissions, applying my creativity and crafts(wo)manship to your existing furniture, bringing it bang up to date and giving it a new lease of life.

For those of you that have the time and patience to improve your own furniture, my blog offers hints, tips and advice to help you along the way.

‘M’ Collection – Modern, Masculine or Mid-Century

Pair of Original ‘Bristow Chanel’ Easy Chairs
Pair of Original ‘Bristow Chanel’ Easy Chairs
This lovely pair of Original Bristow Easy Chairs were originally owned by a couple who had them from new when they were first married back in the 1960s.  They are preloved and have been a part of a wonderful life.  They have now been reloved by Glasshouse Girl and are ready to be a start a new story as a part of a your home. Each chair has been completely stripped down to the bare wood and reupholstered.  The interior foams have been replaced to bring them up to modern fire safety standards. The frames have been restained in a light oak finish and coated in multiple coats of a satin varnish to make the most of beautiful wood. The upholstery fabric is a black textured soft velvet with a geometric hexagons and triangles design from Studio G (part of Clarke and Clarke). The Lustro Loreto design in Jet ticks both the modern and retro styles simultaneously! With a sprung base and seat back underneath an thick incredibly comfortable foam pad, these Easy chairs are the perfect mid-century feature piece for you to melt into after a long day. If you love these but fancy a different fabric, I can source similar chairs and refinish / reupholster them to your own specification.  Just pop me a message for a no obligation quote and suggestions.  
£650.00 Add to basket
Black & Gold Dressing Table
Black & Gold Dressing Table
This was a client commission but similar can be sourced for you. I hold a number of dressing tables in stock and will send you images of a number of options which I feel will meet your requirements. A simple modern dressing table is carefully sanded and prepared before being repainted in multiple layers of a satin black acrylic lacquer which is incredibly robust. The handles have been replaced with solid brass Henley cupboard knobs from Crofts and Assinder - which is reflected in the price listed here but other gold or brass finish handles can be sourced as required. The drawers are lined with wallpaper which can be selected from Glasshouse Girl stock or I can use remnants from the wallpaper in own your room. The stool (not pictured) is padded and will be covered in a suitable fabric from my stock or you can provide your own fabric.  The stool was finished with brass upholstery nails and this finish can be customised to your taste. The mirror pictured here is the client's but I can source something virtually identical.  Alternatively, you may wish to stick with the mirror that comes as standard with your dressing table and have it refinished. Please contact me for more information and a no-obligation customised quotation.
£450.00 Add to basket
Walter Knoll Copper & Chrome Black Leather Swivel Chair
Walter Knoll Copper & Chrome Black Leather Swivel Chair
This fabulous Walter Knoll designer swivel chair has been given a simple but effective Glasshouse Girl treatment. The chrome base has been polished to a high shine, the black textured leather buffed and the chair undercarriage coated in a gorgeous copper finish. Completely on-trend, this leather, chrome and copper combo is a comfortable and stylish chair for the office, lounge, hall or bedroom. 725mm wide x 725mm deep x 725mm tall (all at the widest part).  420mm to top of seat pad. I have several more of these in stock for repeat or custom orders.
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Grey & Copper Patina Chest of Drawers
Grey & Copper Patina Chest of Drawers
This art deco 1940s chest of drawers has been reworked, base removed and rose gold/copper 15cm legs added to create a more modern and striking feature piece which would look stunning in lounge, hallway or bedroom. The main unit has been sanded, undercoated and then sprayed in two coats of Farrow and Ball Down Pipe Eggshell paint, before being finished with dark wax, a copper / rose gold patina and light distressing. This gives the piece a vintage feel. The oak drawers have been sanded and restained in a dark oak / walnut and a rose gold / copper geometric pattern applied. The drawers have then been finished with a dark wax to give a subtle look that changes depending on the lighting throughout the day. Square solid metal rose gold / copper handles complete the look. The unit measures: Width - 750mm Depth - 465mm Height (inc legs) - 1100mm This piece is a vintage 1940s original with a lightly distressed look so please review the photos carefully before purchase to make sure you are 100% happy.
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‘F’ Collection – French, Farmhouse, Floral or Feminine

Shabby Chic ‘Birdie’ Bedside Cabinets
Shabby Chic ‘Birdie’ Bedside Cabinets
Although this particular set of bedside cabinets are are now sold, you place your order and I will custom make some for you as I generally have stock of this type of pine unit. This is a gorgeous three drawer solid pine bedside cabinets which would look beautiful in a gentle, feminine, shabby chic bedroom. Each cabinet is been painted in a cream/ivory acrylic paint before distressing around the edges.  Each flat surface has been decoupaged in a bird themed, slightly iridescent wallpaper before finishing with two coats of satin varnish to seal and protect from wear and tear. Drawer interiors have been stained with a complimentary soft cream revealing the beauty of the pine.  The drawer bottoms have been lined with the same bird design so that these chests of drawers look beautiful inside and out. Cream and bronze, pumpkin shaped handles complete this dreamy subtle look. Dimensions: 435mm wide x 425mm deep x 590mm high Price is per cabinet. As this is a distressed finish, please examine the photos carefully before purchase - thanks!
£180.00 Add to basket
Sale! Solid Wood Kitchen Island / Butchers Block
Solid Wood Kitchen Island / Butchers Block
This is a vintage handmade and incredibly heavy piece of solid wood furniture that was handmade and sourced from a farmhouse in Oxfordshire. It has been fully restored and the base has been professional spray painted in Farrow and Ball Strong White Estate Eggshell. Drawers feature dovetail joints The handles are a vintage bronze / brass colour and the under shelves are surfaced in a lovely tongue and groove pine with feature pine knots. Worksurface is 40mm solid wood which we believe to be oak. It’s not shabby but it is very chic! Dimensions Base only - 755mm (drawer side) x 683mm Worksurface - 860mm x 765mm Height (assembled) - 930mm Would make an amazing centrepiece in any modern country kitchen. Includes a FREE pot of touch up paint and a Care Guide to keep it looking glorious despite those inevitable bumps!
£485.00 £425.00 Add to basket
Canary Yellow Vintage Farmhouse Style Low Sideboard
Canary Yellow Vintage Farmhouse Style Low Sideboard
This solid oak sideboard has been given a bright and cheery makeover. Its carved details and primitive style are just the essence of English country farmhouse style. As a low unit, this piece would not only work in a traditional dining room or kitchen diner but it would work brilliantly in your lounge with your flatscreen TV on top.  You could even add a couple of bright cushions and use it as the perfect hallway or bedroom storage unit and bench. The main unit has been painted in a stunning yellow acrylic paint, lightly distressed and antique glazed to give it an authentic time worn style. The original hardware has been refinished in a satin black to contrast with the yellow whilst adding a touch of modern style.  The whole exterior has been sealing with several coats of satin lacquer to maintain its aged good looks. The top has been completely stripped back to the wood, stained with a walnut wood dye and made durable with a finishing coat of a hardwearing matt floor oil. The interior has been cleaned up by painting in a white acrylic paint and a fruity floral wallpaper has been used to line the drawers and the inside of the doors.  This adds another layer of interest when you open it up. Dimensions: 1220mm wide x 450mm deep x 580mm high. As this is a preloved piece with an aged and distressed finish, please examine all the photos carefully before purchase - thank you!
£425.00 Add to basket
Green French Farmhouse Distressed Demi Lune Table
Green French Farmhouse Distressed Demi Lune Table
This vintage reproduction demi lune table has all the elegance of late 18th and early 19th century France in all its faded grandeur. The simple top is complimented by three gently tapering legs with a vertically grooved central column. The original dark wood has been undercoated in white and hand painted in 2 coats of Apple Green chalk paint. To get that vintage aged look, it has then been distressed in a 'chippy' Farmhouse style and topped with a black streaky glaze. Two coats of gloss varnish seal the piece, allowing it to endure every day usage. The bright green is very on trend and would make a striking feature in your hallway or behind a sofa. Top it off with a display of your vintage treasures for a modern take on French country elegance. Dimensions: 750mm wide x 380mm deep x 760mm tall. As this is a deliberately distressed finish, please examine the photos carefully before purchase – thanks!
£115.00 Add to basket

‘W’ Collection – Weird, Wonderful or Experimental

Nolite te Bastardes Carborundorum Coffee Table – June Red
Nolite te Bastardes Carborundorum Coffee Table – June Red
This coffee or side table was inspired by the Margaret Atwood novel - The Handmaid's Tale which I studied during my English A-Levels and is now an incredible TV show from Hulu! In a world that is going crazy all around us, whether you are a man or a woman, we could all do with a daily reminder - Nolite te Bastardes Carborundorum which roughly translates (in pigeon Latin) as "Don't Let the Bastards Get You Down". This vintage French style oak table has been sanded all the way back to the wood.  A custom Glasshouse Girl stencil has been designed and applied to the surface before topcoating with a Weathered Oak stain and multiple layers of gloss varnish. The base has been undercoated and topcoated with three coats of 'June Red'.  It has then been finished with an antiquing glaze which brings out the detail and makes the red 'pop'! Dimensions: 69cm square x 55.5cm high. If you fancy having a go yourself on your own coffee table, the stencil is available for sale as well as a full 'How To' blog post AND a DIY kit including all the paint, stencils and brushes!
£150.00 Add to basket
Yellow Ercol Fleur de Lys Chair
Yellow Ercol Fleur de Lys Chair
This classic Ercol Fleur de Lys chair has been revived with an incredible bright yellow spray paint finish. It might be simple but its truly stunning! From it original sad obscurity, this chair will now make a cheerful and sunny centre piece in any room. Imagine this splash of colour in a hallway, at your dining table or  even at your desk... The yellow colour was chosen to match and inspired by the DAPPR Aviation Yellow Blade Tip Desk which was displayed at The Game Fair.  Seen here in the photographs, this is just one example of this stunning desk and one can be made just your exact specifications. Whilst sitting at this desk and chair set, we expect you to be more productive, more creative and be inspired! Dimensions: 460mm deep x 420mm wide x 820mm high.  420mm to top of seat pad. I have more of these chairs (unfinished) in stock and can source sets to your requirements.  Fancy a hot pink chair - no problem. Want a chair without the Fleur de Lys embellishment - no problem. Thinking that you need a set of custom sprayed dining room chairs - no problem.  Just get in touch and Glasshouse Girl will come up with the perfect solution!
£95.00 Add to basket
Rainbow Stickback Chair
Rainbow Stickback Chair
Whether you like The Wizard of Oz, support gay Pride or simply love a rainbow, the Glasshouse Girl Rainbow Chair will bring a splash of colour to your dining room, hallway or home office! Colour has been proven to boost your mood and this chair delivers just that! The chair was completely disassembled, sanded back to the bare wood and undercoated. Each of the stick was painted in a different rainbow colour and the main frame of the chair painted in a matt black acrylic paint. Once reassembled the chair was topcoated with a satin varnish to keep if looking beautiful and make it hard wearing. This chair design can also be ordered in sets of 2, 4, 6 or 8 with a black or white frame.  Custom coloured sticks and frames are also available on request (a fuschia frame and different pink shade sticks for instance!).  Just challenge Glasshouse Girl to come up with the perfect solution just for you!
£125.00 Add to basket
Sale! Game of Thrones Inspired Cocktail Bureau
Game of Thrones Inspired Cocktail Bureau
This stunning carved solid teak bureau would make the perfect cocktail or drinks cabinet as well as providing loads of storage space.  A unique statement piece, you can just imagine the conversations you could have with family and friends around it whilst you prepare drinks and cocktails! It's practical and stylish - what more could you want? The piece has has moved past its dark 1980s style days and brought bang up to date with a grey and white drybrushed finish.  This makes it look like stone or metal which changes depending on the light. I've tried to show you this in the photos. The front of the bureau and drawer fronts feature a carved birds and blossom design which is really brought out by the finish.  This is what really inspired me to give it the edgy finish as it was so reminiscent of the Game of Thrones intro.  The flowers align it with the House of Tyrell but you won't be disappointed if you are feel you're more of a Stark, Lannister, Baratheon or Targaryen.  Even if you've never watched GOT and couldn't care less where the inspiration came from, you'll still love its statement modern style! The interior has been painted in sleek black whilst the drawers have been lined with a grey / black snakeskin print paper with just a touch of glitter which adds that little bit of extra style and surprise when open. The original oriental base has been replaced with some simple solid oak 'L' shaped corner feet which brings the styling bang up to date. Dimensions: 460mm deep x 890mm wide x 1010mm tall. Incredibly heavy, this piece will need a specialist courier so please contact me for a full quote before purchasing.
£695.00 £495.00 Add to basket

Bottle Lamps

Large Round Jar Lamp
Large Round Jar Lamp
This lamp has been upcycled from a simple round glass storage jar with a cork lid. You can remove the lid and fill with your choice of (dry!) materials - how about sea shells, wicker globes or Christmas decorations?! The jar has been converted into a fully functioning lamp using a twisted 2-core fabric covered cable, black lampholder, black inline switch and 3A UK plug. The lamp takes an ES27 Screwcap bulb (not included) The lamp parts used comply with all UK safety regulations and the lamp has been PAT tested. Dimensions: 16cm diameter x 36cm high (exc shade to top of lampholder) / 53cm high (with shade). Available on its own for your choice of shade (I recommend a 30cm shade). Or complete with a 30cm round shade in either plain woven cream linen or a cream linen shade featuring grey and black French script
£110.00£145.00 Select options
Framboise Bottle Lamp
Framboise Bottle Lamp
This lamp has been upcycled from a clear glass demijohn with a cork bung.  A vintage French 'Framboise' label with roughened and antiqued edges has been applied giving it an elegant shabby chic feel. The bottle has been converted into a fully functioning lamp using a twisted 2-core fabric covered cable, black lampholder, black inline switch and 3A UK plug. The lamp takes an ES27 Screwcap bulb (not included) The lamp parts used comply with all UK safety regulations and the lamp has been PAT tested. Available on its own for your choice of shade (I recommend a 30cm shade). Or complete with a 30cm round shade in either plain woven cream linen or a cream linen shade featuring grey and black French script. Dimensions: 16cm diameter x 36cm high (exc shade to top of lampholder) / 53cm high (with shade).
£119.00£159.00 Select options
Creme de Cassis Bottle Lamp
Creme de Cassis Bottle Lamp
This lamp has been upcycled from a clear glass demijohn with a cork bung.  A vintage French 'Creme de Cassis' label with roughened and antiqued edges has been applied giving it an elegant shabby chic feel. The bottle has been converted into a fully functioning lamp using a twisted 2-core fabric covered cable, black lampholder, black inline switch and 3A UK plug. The lamp takes an ES27 Screwcap bulb (not included) The lamp parts used comply with all UK safety regulations and the lamp has been PAT tested. Available on its own for your choice of shade (I recommend a 30cm shade). Or complete with a 30cm round shade in either plain woven cream linen or a cream linen shade featuring grey and black French script. Dimensions: 16cm diameter x 36cm high (exc shade to top of lampholder) / 53cm high (with shade).
£119.00£159.00 Select options
Large Yorkshire Square Drinks Dispenser Lamp
Large Yorkshire Square Drinks Dispenser Lamp
This elegant and unusual lamp has been upcycled from a large vintage drinks dispenser.  The base is made from clear glass and the silver lid is lightly rusted and aged. The moulded front and back says "Yorkshire Glassware Established 1898" . The dispenser has been converted into a fully functioning lamp using a twisted 2-core fabric covered cable, black lampholder, black inline switch and 3A UK plug. The lamp takes an ES27 Screwcap bulb (not included) The lamp parts used comply with all UK safety regulations and the lamp has been PAT tested. Dimensions: 16cm square base x 37cm high (exc shade to top of lampholder) / 54cm high (with shade). Available on its own for your choice of shade (I recommend a 30cm shade). Or complete with a 30cm round shade in either plain woven cream linen or a cream linen shade featuring grey and black French script
£135.00£175.00 Select options

Cake Stands

Vintage Cake Stand Green Mathon Hops & Gold Royal Worcester
Vintage Cake Stand Green Mathon Hops & Gold Royal Worcester
Beautiful vintage 3 tier cake stand made from some lovely Royal Worcester china plates. The top and bottom tier are in the green / gold Worcester Hops Mathon pattern and the middle plate is a Royal Worcester with a gold rim. Gold cake stand hardware with a simple but elegant round handle. Getting the proportions of my cake stands right is really important to me as some sellers can use plates that don't achieve the appropriate elegant taper of a true cake stand. With this in mind, the plate diameters are: 27.5cm / 23.5cm / 20.5cm. Carefully wrapped and gift boxed with assembly instructions. Please note: as these plates are vintage, they show a little wear and tear through usage. That said, in this instance, there is little if any on these cake stands. I have lots of other plate designs and vintage china available via eBay, please check out my other items for sale or save me as a seller for new designs as they are added.
£22.00 Add to basket
Vintage Cake Stand – Blue & Gold Lillies
Vintage Cake Stand – Blue & Gold Lillies
Beautiful vintage 3 tier cake stand made from some lovely Washington Pottery Ironstone china plates that feature a blue rim and a gold filigree / chintz border of lillies and ferns. Gold cake stand hardware with a simple but elegant round handle. Getting the proportions of my cake stands right is really important to me as some sellers can use plates that don't achieve the appropriate elegant taper of a true cake stand. With this in mind, the plate diameters are: 25cm / 18cm / 13.5cm. Carefully wrapped and gift boxed with assembly instructions. Please note: as these plates are vintage, they show a little wear and tear through usage. That said, in this instance, there is only minor wear to the gilded rim on these cake stands. I have lots of other plate designs and vintage china available on eBay, please check out my other items for sale or save me as a seller for new designs as they are added.
£28.00 Add to basket
Vintage Cake Stand Pink Roses & Gold Chintz
Vintage Cake Stand Pink Roses & Gold Chintz
Beautiful vintage 3 tier cake stand made from some lovely Crownford china plates that feature an all over gold filigree / chintz pattern with pink roses and rosebuds. The gold is 22kt. Gold cake stand hardware with a simple but elegant round handle. Getting the proportions of my cake stands right is really important to me as some sellers can use plates that don't achieve the appropriate elegant taper of a true cake stand. With this in mind, the plate diameters are: 26cm / 24cm / 21cm. Carefully wrapped and gift boxed with assembly instructions. Please note: as these plates are vintage, they show a little wear and tear through usage. That said, in this instance, the plates are crazed all over but because it is all over they look even more charming. Note: no water ingress under the crazing so very much a feature rather than a negative. I have lots of other plate designs and vintage china available on eBay, please check out my other items for sale or save me as a seller for new designs as they are added.
£30.00 Add to basket

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