Glasshouse Girl sources and redesigns (upcycles) high-quality vintage furniture and interior accent pieces from a studio and workshop in north London. If you want something that expresses your individuality and reduces the carbon footprint of your interior design then you are in the right place!

 My style can be characterised as “shabby luxe” with pieces combining a relaxed shabby chic ethos and high-end luxury finishes. 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.

Shabby Luxe is a modern interiors style that takes a gentle approach to shabby chic and combines this with luxurious finishes to create a relaxed, opulent, vintage look.

Jennifer Adler-Potts aka Glasshouse Girl

From decoupaged sideboards 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. You can also buy exclusive Glasshouse Girl makeover kits and stencils here in my shop.

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

Black ‘Croc’ Storage Sideboard
Black ‘Croc’ Storage Sideboard
This is an excellent example of my 'Croc' range of furniture using an original vintage 'Strongbow Furniture' sideboard. The external frame has been painted black and the top, sides and door front decoupaged with a textured black/grey mock croc paper.  The piece has then been sealed with multiple coats of a resin based varnish to protect and maintain its good looks. As a final flourish, the original brass hardware has been fully restored and adds a bit of glitz to the sideboard's subtle and elegant good looks. Strongbow Furniture has been creating high-quality furniture for over 140 years and uses the finest timbers, veneers and polishes.  Each piece is made by experienced cabinet-makers who combine traditional skills and modern production technology. This sideboard has three doors and two pull out drawers behind the central door.  The interior has been cleaned and buffed to show the beautiful original wood.  Coming up to just above waist height, this sideboard has an incredible amount of storage which is ideal for modern living. Dimensions: 137cm wide x 42cm deep x 93cm tall. If you are looking for something similar in a different size, please contact me as I have lots of sideboards in stock ready for upcycling or I can source something to meet your individual requirements.
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King Skull Charcoal & Silver Bedside Cabinet
King Skull Charcoal & Silver Bedside Cabinet
These three drawer solid pine bedside cabinets have been professionally upcycled and given an edgy and striking makeover. Each cabinet is painted in a hardwearing acrylic paint that is such a dark grey it is also black. Each flat surface has been decoupaged in a textured vinyl wallpaper that features crowned skulls in a glittery silver. The handles are classic, simple silver cones and the drawers have been been lined with the same skull design paper . Price is per cabinet and matching chests of drawers / desks are available on request. Dimensions: 455mm wide x 390mm deep x 710mm tall. These bedside cabinets have been given a cool makeover but they show signs of their age and with a few dents in the pine and on the corners but I believe this adds to their upcycled style - please review the photos for this listing which form a part of the description. If this size or particular piece isn't for you, I can source any type or size of furniture for you and give it a makeover in this design - please contact me for more information.
£155.00£280.00 Select options
‘Age of Aquarius’ G-Plan Dining Chairs
‘Age of Aquarius’ G-Plan Dining Chairs
These fabulous 1970s G-Plan chairs are solid wood and have been bought bang up to date with a custom aged metal finish.  In doing this, you get an industrial space age chic but with all the warmth of wood. Each chair has been completely stripped down to the bare wood and the grain exposed before being coated in a bright silver chrome acrylic paint.  To bring out the grain and history of each piece, I have then applied a custom black glaze before finishing with two layers of satin varnish to protect. The seat pads have been reupholstered.  The interior foams have been replaced to bring them up to modern fire safety standards whilst improving their comfort.  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! These 'Age of Aquarius' dining chairs would look fabulous with a metal and glass dining table.  Take a look at the offerings from DAPPR Aviation for more ideas! Dimensions: 500mm wide x 500mm deep x 870mm high.  440mm to top of seat pad. The price is for the set of four chairs but I would consider splitting into two pairs and can source larger sets for you if required. If you like these but would like something similar with a different fabric, a gold metal effect or even a copper - get in touch and challenge Glasshouse Girl.  I'll give you some ideas and a no obligation quote.  
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Grey Sideboards
Grey Sideboards

Let's talk about Grey sideboards because I'm working on three this month!

I have one medium bow fronted sideboard with four central drawers and a cupboard on either side in stock and ready to ship immediately - the majority of the photos are of this sideboard.  The sideboard has been updated with a matte ash grey acrylic paint and a touch up pot will be provided to keep your piece in perfect condition for years to come. The original handles are solid brass and have been restored and lacquered.  Each cupboard is closed and opened using a key and both original keys are included.  If you pop me a message after purchase, I will make you a set of custom tassels for the keys in up to two colours.  Theinterior has been lightly used by its previous owner so I simply cleaned and polished it with lemon polish so it smells gorgeous! Measurements: 1305mm wide x 870mm tall x 350mm / 455mm deep (end / middle). If this isn't the one for you then read on rather than buying now! I've shown 'multi-pix' of other grey sideboards that I've worked on.

My grey sideboards are based on quality preloved pieces - mostly reproduction and exceptionally crafted veneered items. They are usually stripped back to the bare wood before priming, undercoating and painting in grey matte acrylic paint and the shade can vary from a pale almost white grey, through mid greys, blue greys and darkest greys.  An additional topcoat in matte, satin or gloss can also be added. The original handles are either replaced or refinished in stunning gold chrome - or your own choice of finish like antiqued brass or silver chrome.  The insides are cleaned and polished.

All my pieces are upcycled and use preloved furniture and whilst they have been given a complete upgrade, there may be still be limited signs of their vintage provenance. Please review all photos before purchase - thank you! Any type of sideboard style or size can be sourced for you. I hold a number of sideboards in stock and can source something to meet your requirements.  You will receive a number of options to choose from before I ask for a deposit and we proceed with the makeover.  Prices shown for small, medium, large and bow front units are for illustration purposes only with the final price depending on the costs of raw units and exclude the handle prices which are added at cost price. The sideboard needs to be washed, prepared  and any repairs made before we start.  It will then be undercoated in a suitable undercoat and spray painted with multiple coats of a grey acrylic paint.  I will finish in an ultra matte, satin or gloss topcoat to make sure that it stands up to everyday usage. The interiors of sideboards not usually touched (apart from cleaning) but these could also be painted and refinished for an additional fee. How about a pop of turquoise or mustard yellow? #challengeglasshousegirl to come up with something stunning! Please contact me for more information and a no-obligation customised quotation.
£390.00£595.00 Select options

‘F’ Collection – French, Farmhouse, Floral or Feminine

Grey Roses Faded Elegance Oak Chairs
Grey Roses Faded Elegance Oak Chairs
These farmhouse style ladder back solid oak chairs just ooze faded elegance. They are traditional chairs made from solid oak but have been given an edgy modern finish. Price is for one chair but please make me an offer for both and I can also look at a combined shipping price for you. The grey and white finish has been created through the use of dry brushing techniques and rubbing in paint washes.  This gives is a look that from a distance is like metal or stone.  Up close you can see gentle distressing which exposes little glimpses of the lovely oak underneath. The seat pads have been fully replaced with extra-thick (and comfy) fire retardant foam and covered in this lovely vintage Warwick fabric (Monance design) which is a soft beige linen and cotton blend upholstery fabric with dark carbon grey and navy blue roses with a few chocolate brown leaves. Dimensions - 450mm deep, 400mm wide and 485mm to top of seat pad or 940mm overall height from floor to top of chair back. They would look equally gorgeous at your dining room table, in the hallway, at a desk or even a dressing table! As this is a distressed finish on a vintage piece, please review the photos carefully before purchase - thanks!
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Shabby Chic ‘Birdie’ Bedside Cabinet(s)
Shabby Chic ‘Birdie’ Bedside Cabinet(s)
These gorgeous three drawer solid pine bedside cabinets would look beautiful in a gentle, feminine, shabby chic bedroom. Each cabinet is painted in an off-white acrylic paint and you can choose whether you want a 'perfect' paint finish or if you would like it to be lightly distressed around the edges. Each flat surface has been decoupaged in a bird themed, wallpaper with silver accents before finishing with two coats of satin varnish to seal and protect from wear and tear. Drawer interiors are stained with a complimentary off-white revealing the beauty of the pine - the final look of this will depend on the colour of the raw pine of course! The drawer bottoms have been lined with the same bird design so that these chests of drawers look beautiful inside and out. Off-white pumpkin shaped handles complete this dreamy subtle look and you can choose between silver or bronze centres. Each and every cabinet has features a different combination of birds in different places, giving you a completely unique piece! Typical dimensions: 435mm wide x 425mm deep x 590mm high. Special requests can be accommodated - just call me, email me or pop me a WhatsApp to chat. Price is per cabinet/per pair as detailed and are made to order within 2-4 weeks. NEW STOCK AVAILABLE! I have one 'perfect' finish unit in stock at the moment with bronze centre handles - the dimensions are 41cm wide x 40cm deep x 63cm high - just pop it in your basket and check out for speedy delivery!
£180.00£330.00 Select options
Grand Salon AV / Storage Cupboard
Grand Salon AV / Storage Cupboard
This pretty little cupboard has been painted in a custom chalk paint made from Farrow and Ball in the colour 'Clunch'.  It has been distressed and matte varnished to give it that delicate, aged look ideal for a shabby chic interior. The glass door has been given a custom French sign design in black. It says "Grand Salon" "de l'Hôtel-De-Serre" "Londres" which roughly translates as "Large Lounge" "Glasshouse Hotel" "London".  The typography has then been lightly distressed in keeping with the vintage feel. Dimensions: 580mm wide x 465mm deep x 915mm tall inc backplate or 885mm to top of the surface.  The interior width is 500mm maximum with the door opening at 450mm. This unit provides great storage for treasured items but would also be perfect for use as an AV unit.  Placed alongside a wall mounted TV, you could pop your Sky box, games controllers and more in there.  This would keep the lady of the house happy style-wise and the man of the house with neat storage for all his electronic treasures! As this is a deliberately distressed finish, please examine the photos carefully before purchase – thanks! I have a couple more of these cupboards in stock so if you fancy a different colour, finish or even a custom stencil on the glass, pop me a line!
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‘Flamingo’ Bedside Cabinets
‘Flamingo’ Bedside Cabinets
These two drawer solid pine bedside cabinets have been given a gentle, feminine and glamourous makeover reminiscent of Hollywood's Golden Age. Each cabinet has been painted in a custom mixed antique white acrylic paint and the flat surfaces have been decoupaged in a flamingo themed wallpaper from Sanderson.  This paper is from the Vintage Collection II in the blush / ivory colourway and the blush pink print has a delicate metallic finish.  They have then been finished with two coats of satin varnish to seal and protect from wear and tear. Iridescent glass bubbles handles from Anthropologie perfectly pick out the pink and white glamour of the flamingo paper. Dimensions: 440m wide x 400mm deep x 455mm high. This design can be applied to all manner of pine furniture and other furniture pieces and special requests can be accommodated including the other colourways shown here.  Please contact me for more information and a no obligation quote. Price is per cabinet / per pair. As these pieces are upcycled and therefore preloved, please review the photographs carefully before purchase - thank you! [icon icon=icon-smile size=14px color=#f48b9b ]
£170.00£300.00 Select options

‘W’ Collection – Weird, Wonderful or Experimental

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
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!
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Nolite te Bastardes Carborundorum Coffee Table – Serena Teal
Nolite te Bastardes Carborundorum Coffee Table – Serena Teal
This coffee or side table was inspired by the Margaret Atwood novel - The Handmaid's Tale. This vintage French style table has been stripped and then sanded all the way back to the wood including on the detailing. The stencilling on the tabletop says Nolite te Bastardes Carborundorum which roughly translates (in pigeon Latin) as "Don't Let the Bastards Get You Down". This has been sealed with a weathered oak stain and multiple layers of gloss varnish. The base has been undercoated and topcoated with three coats of 'Serena Teal' which is a gorgeous modern green-blue. 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!
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Glass Display Cabinets
Glass Display Cabinets
These vintage glass display cabinets are fabulously upcycled and make the perfect statement piece.  You can use them = to show off your favourite things, whether that is gin, handbags, shoes, china or glassware. Each one is sourced and made to order, just for you so it will be the perfect, size, shape, colour and design for your room. Choose from my Pineapple, Queen Bee or Oriental Dragon stencil as shown here, or have me create a design using your chosen theme.  The back panels are hand stencilled and finished, making each cabinet completely unique. LED lights illuminate the glass shelves and add a touch of real style to your room at night. Pricing depends on the size, design and finish of your unit, £435 is an illustration price typical of the pieces shown here.  Contact me to start the commissioning process, its completely free until you choose from one of the 'raw' units I suggest. The shabby chic 'Golden Pineapples' unit shown here is also available to buy and have delivered within 1-2 weeks.  Click here for full information on this piece. Please note, finding the perfect cabinet usually takes 2-4 weeks (unless I have a suitable one in stock) and works take 1-2 weeks to complete.
£435.00 Commission Similar

Bottle Lamps

Sirop de Groseille Bottle Lamp
Sirop de Groseille Bottle Lamp
This lamp has been upcycled from a clear glass demijohn with a cork bung.  A vintage French 'Sirop de Groseille' 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).
£79.00£115.00 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).
£75.00£110.00 Select options
Cassis de Dijon Bottle Lamp
Cassis de Dijon Bottle Lamp
This lamp has been upcycled from a vintage brown glass demijohn with a cork bung.  A vintage French 'Cassis de Dijon' 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)
£75.00£110.00 Select options
Small Square Jar Lamp
Small Square Jar Lamp
This lamp has been upcycled from a simple small square 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: 12cm square base x 29cm high (exc shade to top of lampholder) / 46cm high (with shade). Available with or without a 25cm cream linen shade.
£75.00£99.00 Select options

Cake Stands

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.
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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

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