Paula van Niekerk’s knack for transforming backyard finds into stylish vintage must haves for the modern home is exemplary. Pay a visit to her shop Vamp in Woodstock, just a few minutes from the Cape Town CBD, and you’ll find anything from a family of vinyl covered 50’s dining room chairs in candy colours to a bright red glossy ball and claw sideboard, revived from its Imbuia wood past or perhaps a painstakingly restored Danish sideboard if you’re lucky.
Paula also stocks a great range of unique-to-her soft furnishings as well as lamps by her partner, woodworker extraordinaire (and the talent behind the transformations) Michael Dodds.
This week Vamp is throwing a hearty party – they’re giving away two heart stools to add some lurrrve to your home. Leave your details on the Vamp blog and hold thumbs. Oh, and be sure to sign up for their newsletter – Paula sends out her finds every Friday and you want to be getting the info, as things are snapped up quickly.
They also have these cute wooden boards – what a lovely gift for somebody.
Vamp, Corner of Albert Road and Treaty Street, Woodstock, Cape Town 021 448 2755