Glasshouse Girl provides furniture painting services to clients in the north London area and across the UK. Whether you want to makeover a piece of furniture that you already own or if you have something in mind and want me to source the perfect item(s) of furniture, I’m here to help. You can see my five-star Google reviews here.


Glasshouse Girl believes that the key to painting furniture is in the preparation. When I first started doing this work, I almost cried when I realised how much and how important it is to the end result!! Any piece should first be washed carefully to remove all residues, oils and dirt. It should then be sympathetically repaired (where necessary), carefully sanded and washed once more before it is ready for painting.

Spray Painting & Hand Painting

It’s then time for the colour coat or stain!  If your like a more modern factory finished ‘flat’ look, you will probably prefer a spray painted finish but if you want a slightly more textural look you will probably prefer a hand painted finish. Glasshouse Girl can discuss both (and the options within these) with you to achieve the best result.

Specialist Finishes

Many of my clients (particularly those who are looking for furniture painting in north London) are looking for specialist finishes or something a little bit different that will really make their piece stand out.  These could include:

  • Metallic
  • Tinted glazes
  • Distressing
  • Ageing
  • Glitter or Pearlescent
  • Wood wash
  • Decoupage
  • Textured / raised
  • Verdigris
  • Stone effect
  • Rust effect
  • Crackle
  • Fresco
  • Gilding

Sealing Coats

Even after all that (and depending on the usage of the piece), it will probably require a sealing coat.  This could be:

  • Traditional oil
  • Waxing
  • Flat matt varnish
  • Satin varnish
  • Gloss varnish
  • UV Resin sealer

Challenge Glasshouse Girl!

Just send me a few pictures of what you are looking for or give me a call. I can advise on the best approach. Alternatively, I can do a full quote for you if you complete my Commissions Enquiry form.

If you are looking for furniture painting in north London then we can arrange a face to face no-obligation consultation – contact me!

I’ll give you my honest advice and some great ideas!