Mix ’n match
An experienced renovator gave her kitchen an instant facelift using leftover paint from previous projects.
Lisa Spaarwater, owner of paint technique company Lemon & Lilac, loved the old wooden cupboards in her kitchen at home in Swellendam but felt the space overall was just too dark. So she did what she does best – revamped it with paint in the perfect combination of colours, creating a timeless kitchen with real country charm. Here at Home, we know all about Lisa’s expertise with a paintbrush!
When Lisa and her family moved from the city to Swellendam in 2014, the kitchen certainly wasn’t a selling point, she says with a chuckle. “From day one, my husband Michael and I longed for our previous kitchen, which featured a great combination of wood and painted cabinets – just the way we like it!”
It was a foregone conclusion, therefore, that Lisa would redo this kitchen to give it the same atmosphere her family needed to feel at home.
The artwork above the kitchen table has great sentimental value, says Lisa. “We received it 19 years ago as a wedding gift from our friend Heidi Neethling, an artist in the Netherlands.” Who lives here? Lisa Spaarwater and Michael Muller
Re-using old furniture is always a good way to reduce costs. This old shelf was painted with a coat of Dulux Gooseberry Fool 3 and now serves as a striking display area for items such as the painting by Garda Everson; it also highlights a collection of old plates above it.