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 & 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.
£345.00 Commission Similar
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
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
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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‘F’ Collection – French, Farmhouse, Floral or Feminine

‘Golden Pineapples’ Display Unit
‘Golden Pineapples’ Display Unit
Golden Pineapples adorn this vintage glass display case in abundance!  It would look truly stunning in a bedroom filled with soft toys or stylish high heels as well as in a lounge or dining room with the more traditional glassware, china or cocktail accoutrements! Hand-stencilled onto the backboard inside are a set of stunning, staggered gold pineapples. A switch operated LED strip light that conforms to all UK electrical safety standards has been installed inside filling the unit with an extra pop of light when turned on.  This means that, in the evening (or in a dark corner during the day), the contents will positively sparkle when displayed on the replacement polished glass safety shelves!  The light also illuminates the cut glass art deco pattern on the doors making this little beauty a real feature piece your friends won't be able to help but admire. A cream coloured base paint has been carefully applied and then seriously distressed to reveal the original dark wood underneath.  It has then been sealed with an old-fashioned varnished poly topcoat which has been allowed to develop a natural yellowed patina. On the top trim, I have added a raised gold pineapple border detail which is subtle but as a stylish textural element to the piece. All in all, this piece is bang on trend but seems totally original and natural which will suit lovers of shabby chic to a tee. Dimensions: 91cm wide x 33cm deep x 111cm high. As this is a preloved piece with a strong distressed finish, please examine all the photos carefully before purchase! If you want something this is a more modern factory finished look (or a different size) then please get in touch and I can source / create something in the Golden Pineapple design just for you!  
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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!
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Vintage Serpentine Sideboard Decoupaged in Lacroix ‘La Main au Collet’ Paper
Vintage Serpentine Sideboard Decoupaged in Lacroix ‘La Main au Collet’ Paper
This stylish vintage sideboard with a serpentine front and dagger legs has been given a modern 'shabby luxe' makeover. The piece has been painted black and then decoupaged with Christian Lacroix's 'La Main au Collet' wallpaper by Designers Guild in the Galet colourway.  This is a lovely neutral beige with black illustrations of gemstones and jewellery that features cherubs, rings, hearts and jewel details with a traditional feel. The original lion's head handles have been refinished in black and the piece has been sealed in a hardwearing satin varnish. Dimensions: 1380mm wide x 480mm deep (at the deepest point) x 855mm high. If you would like a similar piece but with a different paper design or colour applied, I have sideboards with similar shapes in stock and take commissions.  Please email me for more details. 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!
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Haute Couture Side Table / Trolley
Haute Couture Side Table / Trolley
This sweet little side table or cocktail trolley is solid pine and painted in a custom chalk paint made from Farrow and Ball's Clunch before a little light distressing to give it that relaxed aged / shabby chic look. The top glass surface has been freehand painted on the underside with a shabby chic French sign design which says 'Haute Couture' in black and gold / brass. The table has been sealed in matte varnish to make provide a durable finish. I managed to find a set of vintage castors (removable) with rubber feet which have been given a brass finish to complete the look. They also make this lovely piece would make a the perfect side table, bedside table or even cocktail / tea trolley for anyone with an eye for French shabby chic, handmade or Art Deco pieces with character. Dimensions: 660mm wide x 440mm deep x 685mm high inc wheels (600mm exc wheels). As this is a hand painted and shabby chic vintage piece, please make sure that you have reviewed the photos carefully before purchasing - thanks!
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‘W’ Collection – Weird, Wonderful or Experimental

‘Snakebite in Black’ Side Tables / Cabinets
‘Snakebite in Black’ Side Tables / Cabinets
This pair of very old vintage pot cupboards have been given a Glasshouse Girl makeover and turned into stylish side tables perfect for a modern bedroom, hallway or living room.  Just because your interior style favours the subtle, furniture with a pop of colour on the inside can brighten your day! Each cupboard has been carefully prepared, undercoated and painted in hardwearing matte acrylic paint.  The outsides are black and the insides deliver a massive pop of hot pink.  The shelves have then been lined with pink snakeskin wallpaper to add even more interest.  Simple pink resin and brass t-bar handles from Graham and Green complete the look. Single Shelf Cabinet dimensions: 403mm wide x 400mm deep x 740mm high Double Shelf Cabinet dimensions: 414mm wide x 400mm deep x 767mm high These cabinets are very old and quirky which adds to their shabby chic appeal, so please take care to review the photographs carefully before purchase - thank you! The 'Snakebite in Black' design can be applied to all sorts of furniture! As well as Pink, the inside can be refinished in Cream/Beige or Grey/Black as per photos included in this listing - please contact me for a no obligation quote. 😀
£130.00£275.00 Select options
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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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... 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!
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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
£79.00£110.00 Select options
Moroccan Square Drinks Dispenser Lamp
Moroccan Square Drinks Dispenser Lamp
This elegant and unusual lamp has been upcycled from a pretty drinks dispenser.  The base is made from clear glass and the aluminium screw lid is shiny silver. The moulded around the middle has a nice geometric Moroccan feel. 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 33cm high (exc shade to top of lampholder) / 50cm 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
£79.00£119.00 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
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

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.
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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

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