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

Ash Grey Colonial Style Tall Bedside Tables
Ash Grey Colonial Style Tall Bedside Tables
These have now sold but please contact me to commission similar! This lovely pair of reproduction colonial style bedside tables have been updated and handpainted in Fusion Mineral Paint Ash Grey. This dark grey is a classic neutral and bang on trend. Each unit has two drawers and a useful under shelf for storage.  The tops waxed and buffed to a high sheen making them practical as well as beautiful.  The decorative ring handles have been refinished in brass giving a  metallic flourish to the finished units. Dimensions: 390mm wide x 300mm deep x 820mm high. 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.
£290.00 Commission Similar
Navy Blue Sideboards
Navy Blue Sideboards

OOOH... Navy Blue sideboards. One of my most popular upcycled items!

I have one small bow fronted sideboard with two drawers over two cupboards in stock and ready to ship immediately.  The sideboard has been updated with a matte navy acrylic paint and a touch up pot will be provided to keep your piece in perfect condition for years to come. The original handles have been refinished in bright gold and the interior has been lightly used by its previous owner so I simply cleaned and polished it with lemon polish so it smells gorgeous! Measurements: 1070mm wide x 820mm tall x 445mm / 500mm deep (end / middle). If this isn't the one for you then read on rather than buying now!

My navy blue sideboards are created using high quality vintage piece. They are usually stripped back to the bare wood before priming, undercoating and painting in navy blue matte acrylic paint on the outside - this depends on the piece of course and I always aim for (near) perfection.  An additional topcoat in matte, satin or gloss can also be added. The original handles are either replaced or refinished in stunning gold chrome.  The inside 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 navy blue acrylic paint.  I will finish in an ultra matte, satin or gloss topcoat to make sure that it stands up to everyday usage. The handles on the sideboards pictured here have been replaced with lovely antique gold bee handles, brass hexagon handles or refinished original handles - you can also provide your own handles and other handle choices can sourced upon request. 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 lime or fuschia pink? #challengeglasshousegirl to come up with something stunning! Please contact me for more information and a no-obligation customised quotation.
£425.00£595.00 Select options
‘Stud U Love’ Black Leather Tub Chairs
‘Stud U Love’ Black Leather Tub Chairs
These leather tub chairs had their previous life as an uninspiring navy reception chair until they got the full Glasshouse Girl treatment! The original brown studding was removed and the wooden frames stripped back to the bare wood.  The genuine leather upholstery is thick and soft making these chairs incredibly comfortable and has been restained jet black. The frame has been repainted in a modern matte black acrylic paint. Inspired by the work of New York designer Lee Broom, I've made the studding on these chairs their highlight feature. I've selected a range of decorative upholstery studs in different shapes and colours including flowers, footballs, honeycombs, squares, blacks, glitters, silver, chrome and brass. Dimensions: 625mm wide x 590mm deep x 775mm high. If you are looking for a practical and classic chair with a subtle design bite then the 'Stud U Love' Chairs are the perfect piece for you. As with all my pieces, these chairs are preloved and upcycled.  The leather is in excellent condition but there are some minor creases / marks in line with their vintage provenance.
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Black & Pale Yew Sideboard / Dresser
Black & Pale Yew Sideboard / Dresser
This gorgeous small sideboard has been given a real Glasshouse Girl transformation - you can read all about it on my blog. Starting its journey as a yellow varnished piece, once the varnish came off the yew veneer revealed its true beauty. The body has been painted (inside and out) in a black matt acrylic paint giving it an edgy modern finish. Whilst the top surface, drawer fronts and doors have had a cream tinted oil applied and been buffed until it feels like velvet.  This oil product was originally developed for floors so its incredibly hardwearing. The handles and hinges have been refinished in brass, a nod to its traditional styling. This small sideboard would be lovely in a dining room or kitchen but would work equally well as a tv stand or bedroom storage. Dimensions: 1080mm wide x 460mm deep x 790mm high. I can source similar yew wood pieces including dining room sets, larger sideboards and bedroom furniture if you would like something similar. I provide no obligation quotes and a sourcing service so that you can find the ideal piece easily.
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‘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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Vintage Farmhouse Country Oak Hand Painted Sideboards
Vintage Farmhouse Country Oak Hand Painted Sideboards
Pictured here is a selection of the vintage oak sideboards which have been given a handpainted country makeover and I can source the perfect piece for you too! You'll then be able to choose all the details so I can give your piece a bespoke makeover including:
  • Exterior paint colour
  • Level of distressing (none, some, lots)
  • Optional antiquing glaze
  • Whether to paint the interior (inc colour) or clean and restore with lemon oil
  • Wallpaper for door and drawer liners
  • Stain colour for wooden top surface (light, medium, dark)
  • Handles (inc colour and style)
  • Replacement locks and keys
  • Bespoke key tassels
  • We can even change the legs / base to suit!
Typical widths are between 120cm and 150cm. The prices provided in this listing are for illustration purposes and will depend on your final piece and the chosen details. For more information and some no obligation suggestions, please contact me and #challengeglasshousegirl
£485.00£655.00 Select options
Black & White Monochrome Floral Patterned Bedside Tables
Black & White Monochrome Floral Patterned Bedside Tables
These 3 drawer solid pine bedside cabinets have been lovingly upcycled and rescued from obscurity with coal black paint and decoupage. The decoupage is a floral motif featuring curvy lines and floral patterns which when seen from a distance is bold geometric whilst it gets more floral and feminine up close. The handles are a simple black cage which blends seamlessly with the black pattern. The units are finished with two coats of a resin based varnish to protect them from wear and tear. Dimensions: 405mm wide x 340mm deep x 560mm high The paper used is now out of print but I have enough left to create a matching chest of drawers - please contact me or click on the WhatsApp link in the bottom right hand corner of this website to discuss. 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.
£150.00£270.00 Select options
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 Commission Similar

‘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
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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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!
£95.00 Add to basket
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!
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Bottle Lamps

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
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
£85.00£125.00 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
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

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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