When I started decorating my first adult apartment three years ago I wasn’t necessarily earning adult money yet. I took to second-hand stores, charity shops and Gumtree to source vintage furniture that I could clean up. Don’t undertake the task of restoring lightly, it’s hard work. It was a very satisfying experience, but equally satisfying was purchasing some great vintage furniture someone else had cleaned up.

As blogged before, Modernist is a marvellous place to get mostly wooden-based mid-Century furniture in Johannesburg, but if you’re in the Cape, you’d best visit Vamp. This more quirky and colourful store has a fantastic range of vintage furniture at reasonable prices. There weekly newsletter makes me glad I don’t have space in my house though, otherwise I’d probably start to resemble their store, price tags and all.


They have virtually everything you could hope to find, from sideboards to chest of drawers, single chairs or whole sets. The best part of Vamp is they are available online, on their blog as well as Instagram account.

Located at 368c Albert Road, Woodstock in Cape Town. Contact Vamp on 021 448 2755 or info@vampfurniture.co.za.

vamp1Images from Vamp’s blog and online store.