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

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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‘Age of Aquarius’ G-Plan Dining Chairs
‘Age of Aquarius’ G-Plan Dining Chairs
These fabulous 1970s G-Plan chairs are solid wood and have been bought bang up to date with a custom aged metal finish.  In doing this, you get an industrial space age chic but with all the warmth of wood. Each chair has been completely stripped down to the bare wood and the grain exposed before being coated in a bright silver chrome acrylic paint.  To bring out the grain and history of each piece, I have then applied a custom black glaze before finishing with two layers of satin varnish to protect. The seat pads have been reupholstered.  The interior foams have been replaced to bring them up to modern fire safety standards whilst improving their comfort.  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! These 'Age of Aquarius' dining chairs would look fabulous with a metal and glass dining table.  Take a look at the offerings from DAPPR Aviation for more ideas! Dimensions: 500mm wide x 500mm deep x 870mm high.  440mm to top of seat pad. The price is for the set of four chairs but I would consider splitting into two pairs and can source larger sets for you if required. If you like these but would like something similar with a different fabric, a gold metal effect or even a copper - get in touch and challenge Glasshouse Girl.  I'll give you some ideas and a no obligation quote.  
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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
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

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

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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‘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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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
Apple Green Rustic Farmhouse Sideboard
Apple Green Rustic Farmhouse Sideboard
This classic oak sideboard features carved details and has a primitive styling which really reflects a spring time English country lifestyle. The main unit has been painted in a custom mixed apple green coloured acrylic paint, lightly distressed and antique glazed to give it an authentic time worn style. New glass handles in the shape of a flower have been added with a matt black centre, in keeping with the piece's classic lines. The top has been completely stripped back to the wood, stained with a dark oak wood dye and made durable with a finishing coat of a hardwearing matt floor oil. The interior has been cleaned up and painted in a cream acrylic paint.  To add a bit of interest when you open the doors or drawers, I have used Laura Ashley's 'Summer Palace' wallpaper in the Duck Egg colourway.  With the vibrant duck egg / aqua blue base, pink birds and yellow / pink flowers, the interior is as interesting at the outside Dimensions: 1230mm wide x 430mm deep x 980mm high. As this is a preloved piece with an aged and distressed finish, please examine all the photos carefully before purchase - thank you! I have similar units and a wide range of other options in stock which can be done in this design or other colours just for you.  Typical lead time is 3-4 weeks. Please contact me for more information.
£595.00 Commission Similar

‘W’ Collection – Weird, Wonderful or Experimental

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!
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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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Glass Display Cabinets
Glass Display Cabinets
These vintage glass display cabinets are fabulously upcycled and make the perfect statement piece.  You can use them = to show off your favourite things, whether that is gin, handbags, shoes, china or glassware. Each one is sourced and made to order, just for you so it will be the perfect, size, shape, colour and design for your room. Choose from my Pineapple, Queen Bee or Oriental Dragon stencil as shown here, or have me create a design using your chosen theme.  The back panels are hand stencilled and finished, making each cabinet completely unique. LED lights illuminate the glass shelves and add a touch of real style to your room at night. Pricing depends on the size, design and finish of your unit, £435 is an illustration price typical of the pieces shown here.  Contact me to start the commissioning process, its completely free until you choose from one of the 'raw' units I suggest. The shabby chic 'Golden Pineapples' unit shown here is also available to buy and have delivered within 1-2 weeks.  Click here for full information on this piece. Please note, finding the perfect cabinet usually takes 2-4 weeks (unless I have a suitable one in stock) and works take 1-2 weeks to complete.
£435.00 Commission Similar

Bottle Lamps

Sirop de Groseille Bottle Lamp
Sirop de Groseille Bottle Lamp
This lamp has been upcycled from a clear glass demijohn with a cork bung.  A vintage French 'Sirop de Groseille' 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£115.00 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
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 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

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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