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A family spent six hours coloring in every brick of their home with chalk to create a 'rainbow house' to cheer up their neighbors during lockdown

Yahoo! Style UK logo Yahoo! Style UK 4/8/2020 Marie Claire Dorking
a close up of a street in front of a brick building: A family have painted their house with rainbow coloured chalk to give their neighbours a lift during coronavirus lockdown. (SWNS) A family have painted their house with rainbow coloured chalk to give their neighbours a lift during coronavirus lockdown. (SWNS)

In these unsettling coronavirus-laden times many of are looking for something to lift our spirits. 

Some have taken to putting back up their Christmas decorations, others are building tropical-themed bars in their gardens to emulate happy holidays, and one family decided to color the entire front of their house in rainbow hues.

While children have been putting up pictures of rainbows in their windows to show their support for key workers, the Taylor family in the U.K. decided to take things a stage further, using up 40 jumbo chalks to decorate the front of their red-brick terraced house in Wellington, Somerset.

It took the family six hours to achieve their rainbow-hue effect, but the results have provided some welcome cheer to the local community in these uncertain times. 

a group of people standing in front of a building: Mum Fern and the girls started the project but her partner Mario finished it off. (SWNS) © Provided by Yahoo! Style UK Mum Fern and the girls started the project but her partner Mario finished it off. (SWNS)

Fern, 26, who sells children's hair accessories, said: “The amount of people who have stopped and smiled, or asked to take photos, has really cheered up. It's so sweet.

“People have slowed down while driving past. We even had an ambulance stop and say they loved it.”

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Along with her daughters Arabella, four, and Matilda, two, Fern kicked off the project at the bottom of the house, with her Royal Marine partner, Marco DeFazio, 28, finishing the mission on a ladder. 

“We took inspiration from another post we saw on Facebook where they had done half the house, and originally that’s what I was going to do,” Fern explains.

“But my partner said we couldn’t stop there and got the ladder out and said he’d do the rest.”

a little girl standing in front of a brick building: Matilda and Arabella don rainbow dresses to match their rainbow house. (SWNS) © Provided by Yahoo! Style UK Matilda and Arabella don rainbow dresses to match their rainbow house. (SWNS)

While Matilda is a little too young to understand what is happening, she did love being able to color in the bricks.

“The girls really enjoyed it. Matilda is two and didn’t quite understand but she did help a bit. 

“Arabella was a keen helper. She helped for a good half an hour and then they sat and played and watched mummy and daddy finish.”

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