Mix ’n match

An ex­pe­ri­enced renovator gave her kitchen an in­stant facelift us­ing leftover paint from pre­vi­ous projects.

Home Paint It - - CONTENTS - By Suné Ester­huizen • Pho­to­graphs Fran­cois Ober­hol­ster Styling Kim Bougaardt

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

WHERE Swellen­dam

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.

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