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• The Van der Mer­wes started with knock­ing down the wall be­tween the lounge and bar – it took them three days as the walls were very thick!

• They re­moved the old built-in gas fire­place.

• The knotty pine ceil­ings were re­moved to ex­pose the trusses then they fit­ted new ceil­ing boards. “We sold the knotty pine for R500 and the gas fire­place for R2 500,” says Suzi.

• The wall-to-wall car­pets were re­placed with pine floor­boards that were white­washed with di­luted paint and fin­ished with a clear var­nish.

• Stephan built a wall unit for the TV, books and knick-knacks.

• To fin­ish the look, the walls were painted grey and the roof trusses and win­dow frames white.

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