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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Black & Pale Yew Sideboard / Dresser
Black & Pale Yew Sideboard / Dresser
This gorgeous small sideboard has been given a real Glasshouse Girl transformation - you can read all about it on my blog. Starting its journey as a yellow varnished piece, once the varnish came off the yew veneer revealed its true beauty. The body has been painted (inside and out) in a black matt acrylic paint giving it an edgy modern finish. Whilst the top surface, drawer fronts and doors have had a cream tinted oil applied and been buffed until it feels like velvet.  This oil product was originally developed for floors so its incredibly hardwearing. The handles and hinges have been refinished in brass, a nod to its traditional styling. This small sideboard would be lovely in a dining room or kitchen but would work equally well as a tv stand or bedroom storage. Dimensions: 1080mm wide x 460mm deep x 790mm high. I can source similar yew wood pieces including dining room sets, larger sideboards and bedroom furniture if you would like something similar. I provide no obligation quotes and a sourcing service so that you can find the ideal piece easily.
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“Nolte te Bastardes” Stencil – A4
“Nolte te Bastardes” Stencil – A4
This custom made reusable stencil has been cut from 190gsm mylar to create a reusable stencil. This 3-up layout is A4 in size and comes with a FREE male / female equality symbol bonus. Full instruction on how to get the best from your stencil are included.
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“Nolte te Bastardes” Coffee Table Makeover Kit
“Nolte te Bastardes” Coffee Table Makeover Kit
This Glasshouse Girl DIY Kit contains all the materials you need to give your coffee table (or another small piece of furniture) a "Nolte te Bastardes" stencil top makeover!  Full instruction are included with more hints and tips on top of those detailed in the tutorial on my blog! The kit contains:  
  • 80 grit 'surface stripping' sandpaper
  • 3 x Foam paint brushes (1 x small, 1 x medium, 1 x large)
  • 1 x coarse grit sanding/smoothing pad
  • 1 x easy stencilling pouncer
  • 100ml acrylic colour coat in June Red, Serena Teal, Martha Grey or Commander Black
  • 50ml white chalk stencil paint
  • 50ml weathered oak waterbased wood stain
  • 50ml stain waterbased wood varnish
  • 2 x paper plates
  • 1 x paper bowl
  • 1 x A4 Glasshouse Girl "Nolte te Bastardes" mylar stencil
  • FREE BONUS GIFT: 1 x small Glasshouse Girl male/female equality symbol mylar stencil
I had an amazing A-Level English Lit teacher who introduced me to The Handmaid's Tale.  This was over 20 years ago (boo!) but the lessons in this sci-fi novel have never left me. With the amazing recent Hulu series, I felt like "Nolte te Bastardes Carbondurum" is a true call to action for this generation - join the revolution with your own coffee table makeover. This is a stylish, subtle and surprisingly achievable upcycle!  Do it the Glasshouse way and come home from work every day knowing that you won't "Let the bastards get you down"! I have preregistered for my copy of Margaret Atwood's sequel novel - The Testaments - have you?!  
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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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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.
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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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‘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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‘Stud U Love’ Navy Leather Tub Chairs
‘Stud U Love’ Navy Leather Tub Chairs
These navy leather tub chairs had their previous life as an uninspiring 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 has been retained as it is thick but soft and makes these chairs incredibly comfortable. The frame has been stained in a streaky walnut and finished with layers of gloss varnish. This retains their classic look. 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.
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Pair of Original ‘Bristow Chanel’ Easy Chairs
Pair of Original ‘Bristow Chanel’ Easy Chairs
This lovely pair of Original Bristow Easy Chairs were originally owned by a couple who had them from new when they were first married back in the 1960s.  They are preloved and have been a part of a wonderful life.  They have now been reloved by Glasshouse Girl and are ready to be a start a new story as a part of a your home. Each chair has been completely stripped down to the bare wood and reupholstered.  The interior foams have been replaced to bring them up to modern fire safety standards. The frames have been restained in a light oak finish and coated in multiple coats of a satin varnish to make the most of beautiful wood. 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! With a sprung base and seat back underneath an thick incredibly comfortable foam pad, these Easy chairs are the perfect mid-century feature piece for you to melt into after a long day. If you love these but fancy a different fabric, I can source similar chairs and refinish / reupholster them to your own specification.  Just pop me a message for a no obligation quote and suggestions.  
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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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Walter Knoll Copper & Chrome Black Leather Swivel Chair
Walter Knoll Copper & Chrome Black Leather Swivel Chair
This fabulous Walter Knoll designer swivel chair has been given a simple but effective Glasshouse Girl treatment. The chrome base has been polished to a high shine, the black textured leather buffed and the chair undercarriage coated in a gorgeous copper finish. Completely on-trend, this leather, chrome and copper combo is a comfortable and stylish chair for the office, lounge, hall or bedroom. 725mm wide x 725mm deep x 725mm tall (all at the widest part).  420mm to top of seat pad. I have several more of these in stock for repeat or custom orders.
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