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

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
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
‘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.
£375.00 Add to basket
Walter Knoll Copper & Chrome Black Leather Swivel Chair
Walter Knoll Copper & Chrome Black Leather Swivel Chair
This fabulous Walter Knoll designer swivel chair has been given a simple but effective Glasshouse Girl treatment. The chrome base has been polished to a high shine, the black textured leather buffed and the chair undercarriage coated in a gorgeous copper finish. Completely on-trend, this leather, chrome and copper combo is a comfortable and stylish chair for the office, lounge, hall or bedroom. 725mm wide x 725mm deep x 725mm tall (all at the widest part).  420mm to top of seat pad. I have several more of these in stock for repeat or custom orders.
£200.00 Commission Similar

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

Ivory Cream ‘Safari’ Bedside Cabinet(s)
Ivory Cream ‘Safari’ Bedside Cabinet(s)
These three drawer solid pine bedside cabinet tables are deceptively subtle with a beautifully drawn safari of animals in grey and silver strolling across the surface savannahs. Each cabinet is painted in an ivory cream acrylic paint on the outside and on the visible drawer edges. Each flat surface has been decoupaged in an African animal themed wallpaper with a silver shine which includes Giraffes, Elephants, Hippos and Zebras.  This has then been sealed in with two coats of satin varnish to protect from wear and tear. Drawer interiors have also been lined with the same paper and finished with an heavy silver metal ethnic bird handle. Dimensions: 415mm wide x 385mm deep x 595mm high. Price is per cabinet / per pair 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, please contact me for more information and a no obligation quote.
£195.00£360.00 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
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
‘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!  
£295.00 Add to basket

‘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
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 – 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!
£150.00 Add to basket
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!
£95.00 Add to basket

Bottle Lamps

Framboise Bottle Lamp
Framboise Bottle Lamp
This lamp has been upcycled from a clear glass demijohn with a cork bung.  A vintage French 'Framboise' label with roughened and antiqued edges has been applied giving it an elegant shabby chic feel. The bottle has been converted into a fully functioning lamp using a twisted 2-core fabric covered cable, black lampholder, black inline switch and 3A UK plug. The lamp takes an ES27 Screwcap bulb (not included) The lamp parts used comply with all UK safety regulations and the lamp has been PAT tested. Available on its own for your choice of shade (I recommend a 30cm shade). Or complete with a 30cm round shade in either plain woven cream linen or a cream linen shade featuring grey and black French script. Dimensions: 16cm diameter x 36cm high (exc shade to top of lampholder) / 53cm high (with shade).
£75.00£110.00 Select options
Cassis 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
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
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.
£28.00 Add to basket
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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