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

Ercol Swan Highback Dining Chairs
Ercol Swan Highback Dining Chairs
This gorgeous vintage set of classic Ercol swan dining chairs feature a highback hoop back. Originally they had a flaking dark brown traditional finish but Glasshouse Girl has bought them bang up to date by stripping the seat pad back to bare wood and refinishing the back/base in black acrylic paint. Some of the original stain has been left on the seat pad giving it a stylish dark wood grain finish that perfectly compliments the black. The chairs have been finished with oil making them a smooth velvety to the touch. Dimensions: 960mm high / 420mm to top of seat pad. These chairs and similar chairs are painted to order within 2-4 weeks, please contact me with any special requests or if you would like your own chairs painted in this style.
£195.00£1,400.00 Select options
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 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

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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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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Grand Salon AV / Storage Cupboard
Grand Salon AV / Storage Cupboard
This pretty little cupboard has been painted in a custom chalk paint made from Farrow and Ball in the colour 'Clunch'.  It has been distressed and matte varnished to give it that delicate, aged look ideal for a shabby chic interior. The glass door has been given a custom French sign design in black. It says "Grand Salon" "de l'Hôtel-De-Serre" "Londres" which roughly translates as "Large Lounge" "Glasshouse Hotel" "London".  The typography has then been lightly distressed in keeping with the vintage feel. Dimensions: 580mm wide x 465mm deep x 915mm tall inc backplate or 885mm to top of the surface.  The interior width is 500mm maximum with the door opening at 450mm. This unit provides great storage for treasured items but would also be perfect for use as an AV unit.  Placed alongside a wall mounted TV, you could pop your Sky box, games controllers and more in there.  This would keep the lady of the house happy style-wise and the man of the house with neat storage for all his electronic treasures! As this is a deliberately distressed finish, please examine the photos carefully before purchase – thanks! I have a couple more of these cupboards in stock so if you fancy a different colour, finish or even a custom stencil on the glass, pop me a line!
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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.
£195.00£360.00 Select options

‘W’ Collection – Weird, Wonderful or Experimental

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
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 – Serena Teal
Nolite te Bastardes Carborundorum Coffee Table – Serena Teal
This coffee or side table was inspired by the Margaret Atwood novel - The Handmaid's Tale. This vintage French style table has been stripped and then sanded all the way back to the wood including on the detailing. The stencilling on the tabletop says Nolite te Bastardes Carborundorum which roughly translates (in pigeon Latin) as "Don't Let the Bastards Get You Down". This has been sealed with a weathered oak stain and multiple layers of gloss varnish. The base has been undercoated and topcoated with three coats of 'Serena Teal' which is a gorgeous modern green-blue. Dimensions: 69cm square x 55.5cm high. If you fancy having a go yourself on your own coffee table, the stencil is available for sale as well as a full 'How To' blog post AND a DIY kit including all the paint, stencils and brushes!
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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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Bottle Lamps

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
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
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 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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