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

‘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
‘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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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

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

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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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
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
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

‘W’ Collection – Weird, Wonderful or Experimental

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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‘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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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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Bottle Lamps

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

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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