After the holiday decorations have been packed away, the house is left feeling bare and kind of boring – and so the challenge of decorating looms.
The start of the year is the best time for a fresh start. So how about revamping your home office, bathroom or kids’ room for a fresh new look?
Woodstock is Cape Town’s centre of making and design – harking back to its history of being a hub of industrial activity. These days, Woodstock is your go-to-destination for all things DIY. Here are some of our favourite stops.
Founded over 60 years ago, Ticktin Timbers is well known in the market for its top quality timber products and trusted services.
Needing to revamp the pool deck or the porch for the new year? Contact the experts at Ticktin Timbers to give you the best possible advice.
Visit them in Ravenscraig Road or go to ticktintimbers.co.za.
Established in 1973, LT Discounts are the largest independent paint suppliers in the country – specialising in the leading paint brands at wholesale prices direct to the public.
If you’ve been putting off painting the living room, the office or refreshing the outside of your house for the longest time – pop into LT Discounts today and get quality paint, accessories and general supplies at the best price.
Find them at 123 Victoria Road and at ltdiscount.co.za.
Looking for a one stop-shop? BUCO has got to be on your top three list. Get anything from automotive cleaning products, plumbing supplies and basic hardware to gardening and outdoor living products.
Visit them at 9 Brickfield Road and buco.co.za.
While you are there… just across the road is our favourite art supply store. Feeling a little crafty? Give any space in your home or office a boost this January with art, stationery and graphic supplies from Deckle Edge.
Visit them at 13 Brickfield Road and deckleedge.co.za.
I Love Screenprinting
Be extraordinary! I Love Screenprinting allows you to bring your own image and choose your own fabric colours to design your own shirt! You are even able to choose from a selection of tee’s – cotton, v-neck, baseball, crew neck and many more, all made locally on locally sourced fabric. Complete your DIY project in style!
Find them at 352 Victoria Road or visit fittees.co/ilsp.
The Board Store
The Board Store supplies high volume bulk commercial cutting and edging projects through to DIY hobbyists. Get hardboard, pegboard, chipboard and ready made skirtings – and much more under one roof.
They are at 211 Albert Road and theboardstore.co.za.
Need to frame those pictures that you’ve been storing for months? Framed is your place! Established in 2008, services include bespoke picture framing and fine art conservation. Framed offers a wide variety of wooden profiles, special hand finishes and also real gold gilding for the discerning client. Why not decorate your living room or the hallway with uniquely framed family photographs that warm your heart each time you enter your home?
Find them at 4 Frere Street off Albert Road and framedmaster.co.za.
Wetink Design – Fine Art Printing
Why not print your own artwork for framing? Wetink Design, located in the Woodstock Exchange, specialise in Fine Art Printing. And their rates and quality beat all local competitors! A small owner-run business that started in Pretoria, they are extremely hands on and their customer service top notch.
Shop 12B, Groundfloor, Woodstock Exchange | wetink.co.za
Eco Furniture Design Furniture Shop
We can’t all make our own furniture from scratch so the Eco Furniture has your back! Based in the Salt Circle Arcade, they manufacture and supply solid wood furniture that is stylish, functional and quality guaranteed. The designs are both classic as well as contemporary and they also accommodate custom furniture requests as well as large orders. So if you’re looking for anything from dining tables and desks to shelving displays and storage units to spruce up your home or office this would be a great start.
Find them at Shop 1, Salt Circle Arcade, 374 Albert Rd or visit ecofurnituredesign.com.
Abode is a Cape Town-based design company, situated in The Old Biscuit Mill and launched in 2003, with a focus on fun and quirky yet functional homeware with a unique edge. All products are made locally using recycled mild steel and natural cane, a sustainable material. If you’re looking to decorate with decor items to finish off your space, this is the place.
Find them in the Old Biscuit Mill, 373 Albert Road and on their Facebook page.
Casamento was established in 2007, manufacturing a range of upholstered furniture, using traditional methods and a variety of hand-stitched finishing styles, with their main inspiration coming from nature. If you are looking for something more unique and high-end with an expressionist approach – Casamento will certainly appeal to you.
Find them upstairs at the Woodstock Foundry, Shop 17, 160 Albert Rd, and at casamento.co.za.