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 & Gold Dressing Table
Black & Gold Dressing Table
This was a client commission but similar can be sourced for you. I hold a number of dressing tables in stock and will send you images of a number of options which I feel will meet your requirements. A simple modern dressing table is carefully sanded and prepared before being repainted in multiple layers of a satin black acrylic lacquer which is incredibly robust. The handles have been replaced with solid brass Henley cupboard knobs from Crofts and Assinder - which is reflected in the price listed here but other gold or brass finish handles can be sourced as required. The drawers are lined with wallpaper which can be selected from Glasshouse Girl stock or I can use remnants from the wallpaper in own your room. The stool (not pictured) is padded and will be covered in a suitable fabric from my stock or you can provide your own fabric.  The stool was finished with brass upholstery nails and this finish can be customised to your taste. The mirror pictured here is the client's but I can source something virtually identical.  Alternatively, you may wish to stick with the mirror that comes as standard with your dressing table and have it refinished. Please contact me for more information and a no-obligation customised quotation.
£450.00 Commission Similar
‘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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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
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

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

Dalston Rose Solid Pine Chest of Drawers / Dresser
Dalston Rose Solid Pine Chest of Drawers / Dresser
This solid pine piece has been given the ultimate modern country makeover and demonstrates that the simplest vintage furniture can be transformed into an on trend feature piece. The frame and handles of the original 4+2 drawer chest of drawers (or dresser as our American friends like to call it!)  been have been refinished in a striking black acrylic paint.  The flat surfaces have then been decoupaged with this striking HoH Dalston Rose paper featuring roses in black and white on a cream background.  The whole piece has then been sealed with several coats of satin varnish which gentle refracts the light. I have a very limited amount of this discontinued paper available so don't delay in purchasing this item!  Matching 3-drawer bedside tables can be commissioned for £185 each making this unique piece part of a truly incredible bedroom set. Dimensions: 800mm wide x 390mm deep x 830mm high. As this is an upcycled piece, please examine the photos carefully before purchase – thanks!
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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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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
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

‘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
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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Yellow Ercol Fleur de Lys Chair
Yellow Ercol Fleur de Lys Chair
This classic Ercol Fleur de Lys chair has been revived with an incredible bright yellow spray paint finish. It might be simple but its truly stunning! From it original sad obscurity, this chair will now make a cheerful and sunny centre piece in any room. Imagine this splash of colour in a hallway, at your dining table or  even at your desk... The yellow colour was chosen to match and inspired by the DAPPR Aviation Yellow Blade Tip Desk which was displayed at The Game Fair.  Seen here in the photographs, this is just one example of this stunning desk and one can be made just your exact specifications. Whilst sitting at this desk and chair set, we expect you to be more productive, more creative and be inspired! Dimensions: 460mm deep x 420mm wide x 820mm high.  420mm to top of seat pad. I have more of these chairs (unfinished) in stock and can source sets to your requirements.  Fancy a hot pink chair - no problem. Want a chair without the Fleur de Lys embellishment - no problem. Thinking that you need a set of custom sprayed dining room chairs - no problem.  Just get in touch and Glasshouse Girl will come up with the perfect solution!
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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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Bottle Lamps

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
Cassis Guyot Bottle Lamp
Cassis Guyot Bottle Lamp
This lamp has been upcycled from a clear glass demijohn with a cork bung.  A vintage French '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
Small Blue Square Drinks Dispenser Lamp
Small Blue Square Drinks Dispenser Lamp
This elegant and unusual lamp has been upcycled from a small drinks dispenser.  The base is made from 100% recycled glass which has a light blue cast and a silver aluminium lid. The moulded back says "Beverage Authentic 100% Recycled Glass Est 1896" and a delicate design is moulded into the front. 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: 15cm square base x 32cm high (exc shade to top of lampholder) / 49cm high (with shade). Available with or without a 25cm cream linen shade.
£80.00£105.00 Select options
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

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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