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 ‘Croc’ Storage Sideboard
Black ‘Croc’ Storage Sideboard
This is an excellent example of my 'Croc' range of furniture using an original vintage 'Strongbow Furniture' sideboard. The external frame has been painted black and the top, sides and door front decoupaged with a textured black/grey mock croc paper.  The piece has then been sealed with multiple coats of a resin based varnish to protect and maintain its good looks. As a final flourish, the original brass hardware has been fully restored and adds a bit of glitz to the sideboard's subtle and elegant good looks. Strongbow Furniture has been creating high-quality furniture for over 140 years and uses the finest timbers, veneers and polishes.  Each piece is made by experienced cabinet-makers who combine traditional skills and modern production technology. This sideboard has three doors and two pull out drawers behind the central door.  The interior has been cleaned and buffed to show the beautiful original wood.  Coming up to just above waist height, this sideboard has an incredible amount of storage which is ideal for modern living. Dimensions: 137cm wide x 42cm deep x 93cm tall. If you are looking for something similar in a different size, please contact me as I have lots of sideboards in stock ready for upcycling or I can source something to meet your individual requirements.
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‘Off My Rocker’ Silver Modern Rocking Chair
‘Off My Rocker’ Silver Modern Rocking Chair
Rocking chairs don't have to be old fashioned.  This solid wood framed modern rocking chair proves that with its Elton John makeover! The frame is made from solid wood and has been stripped back to the bare wood so you can appreciate its full beauty. The cushion pads have been replaced with 100mm deep foam and reupholstered in a super soft silver leatherette making it a really comfortable. A fire retardant interliner ensures this piece meets all UK safety standards. This luxurious piece is one that you'll just love to curl up in at the end of a hard day... and probably argue with your family about whose turn it is to go 'off your rocker'! Dimensions: 650mm wide x 820mm deep x 775mm high Shipping quoted here is for delivery 'flatpacked' for home assembly as it is a large piece but it can be delivered fully assembled - please contact me for more information. I have access more more rocking chairs like this so if you want a custom material or paint job, I'm happy to help. Simply pop me a line for a no obligation quote and ideas.
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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 Sideboards
Grey Sideboards

Let's talk about Grey sideboards because I'm working on three this month!

I have one medium bow fronted sideboard with four central drawers and a cupboard on either side in stock and ready to ship immediately - the majority of the photos are of this sideboard.  The sideboard has been updated with a matte ash grey acrylic paint and a touch up pot will be provided to keep your piece in perfect condition for years to come. The original handles are solid brass and have been restored and lacquered.  Each cupboard is closed and opened using a key and both original keys are included.  If you pop me a message after purchase, I will make you a set of custom tassels for the keys in up to two colours.  Theinterior has been lightly used by its previous owner so I simply cleaned and polished it with lemon polish so it smells gorgeous! Measurements: 1305mm wide x 870mm tall x 350mm / 455mm deep (end / middle). If this isn't the one for you then read on rather than buying now! I've shown 'multi-pix' of other grey sideboards that I've worked on.

My grey sideboards are based on quality preloved pieces - mostly reproduction and exceptionally crafted veneered items. They are usually stripped back to the bare wood before priming, undercoating and painting in grey matte acrylic paint and the shade can vary from a pale almost white grey, through mid greys, blue greys and darkest greys.  An additional topcoat in matte, satin or gloss can also be added. The original handles are either replaced or refinished in stunning gold chrome - or your own choice of finish like antiqued brass or silver chrome.  The insides 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 grey acrylic paint.  I will finish in an ultra matte, satin or gloss topcoat to make sure that it stands up to everyday usage. 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 turquoise or mustard yellow? #challengeglasshousegirl to come up with something stunning! Please contact me for more information and a no-obligation customised quotation.
£390.00£595.00 Select options

‘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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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.
£180.00£330.00 Select options
Colourful Birds & Roses Bedroom Set
Colourful Birds & Roses Bedroom Set
This delightful vintage shabby chic bedroom set is a wonderful example of what can be done with 80s/90s pine furniture.  The surfaces, edges and feet of each individual piece are similar but not identical making it a lovely little harlequin set - one that matches without being matchy matching! Each piece has been sanded, undercoated and then hand painted with two coats of Fusion mineral paint in their 'Limestone' colour way which is a soft cream. They have then been decoupaged on all the flat surfaces with this incredible roll of wallpaper featuring roses and birds in dramatic colours on a cream background - sadly this colourway has now been discontinued 🙁  The edges of the decoupages have been torn rather than knife cut and lightly sanded giving it a very relaxed and romantic feel. The units have been finally been sealed with multiple layers of a resin based sealer to make them as practical as they are beautiful. Multi-colour ceramic pumpkin handles with gold detail lines on a bronze base and a red drawer liner complete this country cottage shabby chic look. Dimensions Bedside table 1: 425mm wide x 312mm deep x 533mm high Bedside table 2: 429mm wide x 313mm deep x 537mm high Chest of drawers: 827mm wide x 376mm deep x 731mm high Please note: these are vintage pine units which are in good but not perfect condition (see drawers of one of the cabinets) but I believe this just makes them even more charming and individual - a shabby chic enthusiast will just love them.
£660.00 Commission Similar
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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‘W’ Collection – Weird, Wonderful or Experimental

Sale Game of Thrones Inspired Cocktail Bureau
Game of Thrones Inspired Cocktail Bureau
This stunning carved solid teak bureau would make the perfect cocktail or drinks cabinet as well as providing loads of storage space.  A unique statement piece, you can just imagine the conversations you could have with family and friends around it whilst you prepare drinks and cocktails! It's practical and stylish - what more could you want? The piece has has moved past its dark 1980s style days and brought bang up to date with a grey and white drybrushed finish.  This makes it look like stone or metal which changes depending on the light. I've tried to show you this in the photos. The front of the bureau and drawer fronts feature a carved birds and blossom design which is really brought out by the finish.  This is what really inspired me to give it the edgy finish as it was so reminiscent of the Game of Thrones intro.  The flowers align it with the House of Tyrell but you won't be disappointed if you are feel you're more of a Stark, Lannister, Baratheon or Targaryen.  Even if you've never watched GOT and couldn't care less where the inspiration came from, you'll still love its statement modern style! The interior has been painted in sleek black whilst the drawers have been lined with a grey / black snakeskin print paper with just a touch of glitter which adds that little bit of extra style and surprise when open. The original oriental base has been replaced with some simple solid oak 'L' shaped corner feet which brings the styling bang up to date. Dimensions: 460mm deep x 890mm wide x 1010mm tall. Incredibly heavy, this piece will need a specialist courier so please contact me for a full quote before purchasing.
£695.00 £495.00 Add to basket
Nolite te Bastardes Carborundorum Coffee Table – June Red
Nolite te Bastardes Carborundorum Coffee Table – June Red
This coffee or side table was inspired by the Margaret Atwood novel - The Handmaid's Tale which I studied during my English A-Levels and is now an incredible TV show from Hulu! In a world that is going crazy all around us, whether you are a man or a woman, we could all do with a daily reminder - Nolite te Bastardes Carborundorum which roughly translates (in pigeon Latin) as "Don't Let the Bastards Get You Down". This vintage French style oak table has been sanded all the way back to the wood.  A custom Glasshouse Girl stencil has been designed and applied to the surface before topcoating with a Weathered Oak stain and multiple layers of gloss varnish. The base has been undercoated and topcoated with three coats of 'June Red'.  It has then been finished with an antiquing glaze which brings out the detail and makes the red 'pop'! Dimensions: 69cm square x 55.5cm high. If you fancy having a go yourself on your own coffee table, the stencil is available for sale as well as a full 'How To' blog post AND a DIY kit including all the paint, stencils and brushes!
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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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Queen Bee Side Table / Three Drawer Chest
Queen Bee Side Table / Three Drawer Chest
This small chest of drawers in a 'Queen Bee' design would look incredible as a side table or as a bedside table. The solid pine 3 drawer chest has been sanded all the way back to the wood. The base has been undercoated and handpainted with three coats of a custom-made 'royal purple' paint giving the piece its initial texture. A custom Glasshouse Girl stencil has been designed featuring bees and crowns in a dots and squares lattice.  Gold acrylic moulding paste has been applied through the stencil so that the detailing is raised and then sealed with a resin based varnish.  Finally, a few layers of Gold Glitter Glaze has been applied making the piece glisten gently in the light Gold crown handles add the final flourish to this original and regal piece. Dimensions: 45cm square x 73cm high. Please note that this is a hand applied mixed media art piece so you should examine the photos carefully before purchase - let me know if you have any questions, want to see more photos or would like to arrange a viewing! The Queen Bee Lattice stencil is now available to buy if you want to create your own piece in this design - buy here!
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Bottle Lamps

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
Large Yorkshire Square Drinks Dispenser Lamp
Large Yorkshire Square Drinks Dispenser Lamp
This elegant and unusual lamp has been upcycled from a large vintage drinks dispenser.  The base is made from clear glass and the silver lid is lightly rusted and aged. The moulded front and back says "Yorkshire Glassware Established 1898" . The dispenser has been converted into a fully functioning lamp using a twisted 2-core fabric covered cable, black lampholder, black inline switch and 3A UK plug. The lamp takes an ES27 Screwcap bulb (not included) The lamp parts used comply with all UK safety regulations and the lamp has been PAT tested. Dimensions: 16cm square base x 37cm high (exc shade to top of lampholder) / 54cm high (with shade). Available on its own for your choice of shade (I recommend a 30cm shade). Or complete with a 30cm round shade in either plain woven cream linen or a cream linen shade featuring grey and black French script
£85.00£125.00 Select options

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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