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

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
Dark Peacock Bow Front Sideboard
Dark Peacock Bow Front Sideboard
This gorgeous 1950s Beautility brand sideboard has been given a major overhaul.  The original veneer had petrified and had to be completely removed to expose the true beauty of the piece underneath. It bow-front curves gently undulate accentuating its fine figure. Once stripped down, the piece was brought back to life by painting in multiple acrylic coats of Fusion Mineral Paint's Coal Black before I applied this stunning textured vinyl wallpaper to the flat surfaces.  The design has a black base and striking colours which feature peacocks, quail and other birds as well as tulips, roses and floral motifs. To complete the piece, I have added the gorgeous handles from Anthropologie.  The black drawers are set off with turquoise handles and the doors have matching black handles to more subtly merge into the feature paper. This piece is truly Shabby Luxe, a piece has been luxuriously upcycled whilst keeping its vintage charm intact. Dimensions: 1220mm wide x 490mm deep (at max curve) x 565mm high. The piece has been finished and graded for light domestic use (e.g. display and storage purposes) standards but if you wish to use it for a more arduous application (e.g. bar or serving area) then I would recommend adding a glass top.  A glass top template will be included with your purchase for you to source locally or please contact me for an upgrade price. As this piece is preloved and upcycled, please can you carefully review all the photos before purchase - thank you! I have similar units and a wide range of other options in stock which can be done in this design just for you.  Typical lead time is 2-4 weeks. Please contact me for more information.
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Canary Yellow Vintage Farmhouse Style Low Sideboard
Canary Yellow Vintage Farmhouse Style Low Sideboard
**SOLD** While this sideboard has been sold, (sorry!) I have several carved door ‘raw’ units in stock which can be given a colourful makeover to you own specifications. Just contact me for more details and lovely options! This solid oak sideboard has been given a bright and cheery makeover. Its carved details and primitive style are just the essence of English country farmhouse style. As a low unit, this piece would not only work in a traditional dining room or kitchen diner but it would work brilliantly in your lounge with your flatscreen TV on top.  You could even add a couple of bright cushions and use it as the perfect hallway or bedroom storage unit and bench. The main unit has been painted in a stunning yellow acrylic paint, lightly distressed and antique glazed to give it an authentic time worn style. The original hardware has been refinished in a satin black to contrast with the yellow whilst adding a touch of modern style.  The whole exterior has been sealing with several coats of satin lacquer to maintain its aged good looks. The top has been completely stripped back to the wood, stained with a walnut wood dye and made durable with a finishing coat of a hardwearing matt floor oil. The interior has been cleaned up by painting in a white acrylic paint and a fruity floral wallpaper has been used to line the drawers and the inside of the doors.  This adds another layer of interest when you open it up. Dimensions: 1220mm wide x 450mm deep x 580mm high. As this is a preloved piece with an aged and distressed finish, please examine all the photos carefully before purchase - thank you! I have similar units and a wide range of other options in stock which can be done in this design just for you.  Typical lead time is 2-4 weeks. Please contact me for more information.
£585.00 Commission Similar
Shabby Chic ‘Birdie’ Bedside Cabinet(s)
Shabby Chic ‘Birdie’ Bedside Cabinet(s)
These gorgeous three drawer solid pine bedside cabinets would look beautiful in a gentle, feminine, shabby chic bedroom. Each cabinet is painted in an off-white acrylic paint and you can choose whether you want a 'perfect' paint finish or if you would like it to be lightly distressed around the edges. Each flat surface has been decoupaged in a bird themed, wallpaper with silver accents before finishing with two coats of satin varnish to seal and protect from wear and tear. Drawer interiors are stained with a complimentary off-white revealing the beauty of the pine - the final look of this will depend on the colour of the raw pine of course! The drawer bottoms have been lined with the same bird design so that these chests of drawers look beautiful inside and out. Off-white pumpkin shaped handles complete this dreamy subtle look and you can choose between silver or bronze centres. Each and every cabinet has features a different combination of birds in different places, giving you a completely unique piece! Typical dimensions: 435mm wide x 425mm deep x 590mm high. Special requests can be accommodated - just call me, email me or pop me a WhatsApp to chat. Price is per cabinet/per pair as detailed and are made to order within 2-4 weeks. NEW STOCK AVAILABLE! I have one 'perfect' finish unit in stock at the moment with bronze centre handles - the dimensions are 41cm wide x 40cm deep x 63cm high - just pop it in your basket and check out for speedy delivery!
£180.00£330.00 Select options

‘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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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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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

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

Cake Stands

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.
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Vintage Cake Stand – Blue & Gold Lillies
Vintage Cake Stand – Blue & Gold Lillies
Beautiful vintage 3 tier cake stand made from some lovely Washington Pottery Ironstone china plates that feature a blue rim and a gold filigree / chintz border of lillies and ferns. Gold cake stand hardware with a simple but elegant round handle. Getting the proportions of my cake stands right is really important to me as some sellers can use plates that don't achieve the appropriate elegant taper of a true cake stand. With this in mind, the plate diameters are: 25cm / 18cm / 13.5cm. Carefully wrapped and gift boxed with assembly instructions. Please note: as these plates are vintage, they show a little wear and tear through usage. That said, in this instance, there is only minor wear to the gilded rim on these cake stands. I have lots of other plate designs and vintage china available on eBay, please check out my other items for sale or save me as a seller for new designs as they are added.
£28.00 Add to basket

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