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.

Renovating or upcycling vintage furniture has a carbon footprint almost ten times smaller than buying new.

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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.

In keeping with my eco-friendly ethos, Glasshouse Girl works out the annual carbon footprint generated in creating beautiful pieces of furniture for my clients every year and off-sets this through a verified carbon offset project that plants trees in the UK.

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

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
Ercol Swan Highback Dining Chairs
Ercol Swan Highback Dining Chairs
This gorgeous vintage set of classic Ercol swan dining chairs feature a highback hoop back. Originally they had a flaking dark brown traditional finish but Glasshouse Girl has bought them bang up to date by stripping the seat pad back to bare wood and refinishing the back/base in black acrylic paint. Some of the original stain has been left on the seat pad giving it a stylish dark wood grain finish that perfectly compliments the black. The chairs have been finished with oil making them a smooth velvety to the touch. Dimensions: 960mm high / 420mm to top of seat pad. These chairs and similar chairs are painted to order within 2-4 weeks, please contact me with any special requests or if you would like your own chairs painted in this style.
£195.00£1,400.00 Select options
Black Velvet Bristow Easy Chairs
Black Velvet Bristow Easy Chairs
These lovely 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. I have two chairs available and the price quoted is per chair. Each chair has been completely stripped down to the bare wood and painted in a black acrylic.  The interior foams have been replaced to bring them up to modern fire safety standards. 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! Brass / gold 13mm upholstery stud strips have been added to back for an added pop of style and luxury, 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. Dimensions: 90cm high x 52.5cm wide x 49cm deep 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.  
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‘Off My Rocker’ Silver Modern Rocking Chair
‘Off My Rocker’ Silver Modern Rocking Chair
Rocking chairs don't have to be old fashioned.  This solid wood framed modern rocking chair proves that with its Elton John makeover! The frame is made from solid wood and has been stripped back to the bare wood so you can appreciate its full beauty. The cushion pads have been replaced with 100mm deep foam and reupholstered in a super soft silver leatherette making it a really comfortable. A fire retardant interliner ensures this piece meets all UK safety standards. This luxurious piece is one that you'll just love to curl up in at the end of a hard day... and probably argue with your family about whose turn it is to go 'off your rocker'! Dimensions: 650mm wide x 820mm deep x 775mm high Shipping quoted here is for delivery 'flatpacked' for home assembly as it is a large piece but it can be delivered fully assembled - please contact me for more information. I have access more more rocking chairs like this so if you want a custom material or paint job, I'm happy to help. Simply pop me a line for a no obligation quote and ideas.
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‘F’ Collection – French, Farmhouse, Floral or Feminine

Floral Blue & White English Countryside Bedside Cabinet(s)
Floral Blue & White English Countryside Bedside Cabinet(s)
These solid pine bedside cabinets are subtle and sophisticated featuring a floral pattern using motifs from the English countryside Each cabinet is painted in a white acrylic paint with a soft grey undertone. Each flat surface has been decoupaged in a blue, white and silver wallpaper that features roses/dahlias, foxgloves and poppies.  This has then been sealed with two coats of satin varnish to protect it. The handles are real ridged glass flowers with a silver centre and the drawers have been been lined with the same floral design paper . Price is per cabinet /per pair and matching chests of drawers /dressing tables are available on request. I have numerous 'raw' pine bedsides in stock with plain bases / bun feet and flat / curved tops which you can choose from if you commission bedsides in this design. Typical dimensions: 400-500mm wide x 380-450mm deep x 590-700mm high. When you place your order, please let me know if there are any size constraints. You can also commission solid pine chest of drawers and dressing tables in the same design. Special requests can also be accommodated. Typical lead time on commissioned pieces is 3-4 weeks. 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.
£195.00£360.00 Select options
Apple Green Rustic Farmhouse Sideboard
Apple Green Rustic Farmhouse Sideboard
This classic oak sideboard features carved details and has a primitive styling which really reflects a spring time English country lifestyle. The main unit has been painted in a custom mixed apple green coloured acrylic paint, lightly distressed and antique glazed to give it an authentic time worn style. New glass handles in the shape of a flower have been added with a matt black centre, in keeping with the piece's classic lines. The top has been completely stripped back to the wood, stained with a dark oak wood dye and made durable with a finishing coat of a hardwearing matt floor oil. The interior has been cleaned up and painted in a cream acrylic paint.  To add a bit of interest when you open the doors or drawers, I have used Laura Ashley's 'Summer Palace' wallpaper in the Duck Egg colourway.  With the vibrant duck egg / aqua blue base, pink birds and yellow / pink flowers, the interior is as interesting at the outside Dimensions: 1230mm wide x 430mm deep x 980mm high. As this is a preloved piece with an aged and distressed finish, please examine all the photos carefully before purchase - thank you! I have similar units and a wide range of other options in stock which can be done in this design or other colours just for you.  Typical lead time is 3-4 weeks. Please contact me for more information.
£595.00 Commission Similar
Canary Yellow Vintage Farmhouse Style Low Sideboard
Canary Yellow Vintage Farmhouse Style Low Sideboard
**SOLD** While this sideboard has been sold, (sorry!) I have several carved door ‘raw’ units in stock which can be given a colourful makeover to you own specifications. Just contact me for more details and lovely options! 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! I have similar units and a wide range of other options in stock which can be done in this design just for you.  Typical lead time is 2-4 weeks. Please contact me for more information.
£585.00 Commission Similar
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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‘W’ Collection – Weird, Wonderful or Experimental

Nolite te Bastardes Carborundorum Coffee Table – Martha Grey
Nolite te Bastardes Carborundorum Coffee Table – Martha Grey
This small solid oak coffee table with barley twist legs is a great example of the classic country arts and crafts style. A custom Glasshouse Girl stencil has been applied saying: Nolite te Bastardes Carborundorum which roughly translates (in pigeon Latin) as "Don't Let the Bastards Get You Down". A weathered oak stain brings out the amazing wood grain and the surface protected with multiple layers of gloss varnish. The base has been painted with two coats of 'Martha Grey'. Dimensions: tbc. 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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Queen Bee Side Table / Three Drawer Chest
Queen Bee Side Table / Three Drawer Chest
This small chest of drawers in a 'Queen Bee' design would look incredible as a side table or as a bedside table. The solid pine 3 drawer chest has been sanded all the way back to the wood. The base has been undercoated and handpainted with three coats of a custom-made 'royal purple' paint giving the piece its initial texture. A custom Glasshouse Girl stencil has been designed featuring bees and crowns in a dots and squares lattice.  Gold acrylic moulding paste has been applied through the stencil so that the detailing is raised and then sealed with a resin based varnish.  Finally, a few layers of Gold Glitter Glaze has been applied making the piece glisten gently in the light Gold crown handles add the final flourish to this original and regal piece. Dimensions: 45cm square x 73cm high. Please note that this is a hand applied mixed media art piece so you should examine the photos carefully before purchase - let me know if you have any questions, want to see more photos or would like to arrange a viewing! The Queen Bee Lattice stencil is now available to buy if you want to create your own piece in this design - buy here!
£240.00 Commission Similar
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!
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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 Grenadine Bottle Lamp
Sirop de Grenadine Bottle Lamp
This lamp has been upcycled from a clear glass demijohn with a cork bung.  A vintage French 'Sirop de Grenadine' 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£110.00 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
Cidre de Bretagne Bottle Lamp
Cidre de Bretagne Bottle Lamp
This lamp has been upcycled from a green glass demijohn with a cork bung.  A vintage French 'Cidre de Bretagne' 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
Eau de Vie Bottle Lamp
Eau de Vie 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£109.00 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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