Located in Norwood (at The Factory on Grant 72 Grant Avenue – parking at 115 Nellie Road) as well as Kensington (At 160 Queen Street) in Johannesburg, Old & Interesting has a lovely variety of furniture, vintage, art deco, antiques, smalls, art and other home decor and giftware items. We also stock Annie Sloan Chalk Paint®! In addition to what we supply, we can upcycle your furniture pieces and even redo your kitchen and almost everything in-between! Our Paintworx in Norwood is a great way to test a variety of finishes and get some free advice…

Come and browse the stores while you enjoy a cup of coffee in the adjacent courtyard if you are in Norwood, or simply enjoy the well known Kensington “Queen Street” Antique store destination!

The pieces in our shop change often, so be sure to pop in regularly to find that special something you are looking for. We also buy second hand furniture with our focus being on vintage or antique pieces. If you are looking for a lovely antique or collector’s item, or even a beautiful period piece, antiquity or heirloom, you’re arrived at the right place. If we don’t have it, we will find it…

What we stock

We stock furniture that is old, antiquarian, collectable, and even maybe a little “old-fashioned”. We are also proud to have a full range of Annie Sloane Chalk Paint products and some beautifully painted pieces.


We restore, refurbish, up-cycle and repair furniture. Best of all though, we offer services related to our Annie Sloan products through qualified service providers, as well as training for you to do all you need to do yourself. Check our the website for our training schedules and book a course for yourself! We look forward to hearing from you…

Annie Sloan

One of the world’s most respected paint and colour experts, Annie Sloan brings decades of knowledge – and plenty of style – to her hugely popular line of decorative paint, Chalk Paint®.

Annie Sloan Courses

Come along, meet new people and have some fun while learning about interesting new paint techniques to beautify your home, relax with a delicious light lunch, and take away something with you you’ve completed for yourself! We offer the following courses in Norwood, payable in advance:

Introduction to the Annie Sloan Methods – Developed by Annie Sloan herself, we will give you the skills to go home and create your own beautiful pieces. The course runs for 4 hrs and we break for a light lunch. The cost of the course is R550.

Annie Sloan Techniques for Colour and Style – We are delighted to introduce you to this new and exciting workshop. Developed by Annie Sloan herself, we will teach you a number of classical and retro techniques – everything you need to make your own projects into unique and beautiful pieces. The course runs for 5 hrs, includes a light lunch and costs R650.

Colour In Your Home – In this brand new and exciting workshop you will be introduced to basic colour theory and how to mix and match from Annie’s palette of 36 vibrant colours. You will create your own unique storyboards using a combination of paints and fabrics and will walk away with valuable insight for decorating your own home and other living spaces. This is a 5 hr workshop and we break for a light lunch. The cost is R650.

Complete chair makeover – In this fun, hands-on workshop you will be given a wooden chair to paint and a seat to upholster. You need to bring 1 m of upholstery fabric of your choice or we will supply a selection for you to choose from. This a 6 hour workshop and we break for a light lunch. The cost of the workshop is R1 200 (which includes the chair).