Family Cheers Up the Neighborhood By Painting Their Brick House

While in a state of lockdown, an English family decided to cheer up the community in their neighborhood by painting the bricks of their house with bright rainbow colors. All family members spent around six hours coloring every brick with chalk and created their own “rainbow house.”

The rainbow house
Family Cheers Up the Neighborhood By Painting Their Brick House

The Painting Family Used Dozens of Chalk Sticks

The Taylor family hails from Wellington, Somerset, and they’re a shining example of people who prefer to remain positive – and help others do the same. They used dozens of painting chalk sticks to decorate the initially red bricks of their terraced house.

The young mother Fern Taylor started this labor of love together with her two daughters, Matilda and Arabella. Her significant other, Marco DeFazio also helped out by using a ladder to finish the mission and paint the higher parts of the house.

Fern said that they were inspired by a Facebook post from other enthusiasts who were already halfway painting their house. Marco picked up from there and suggested that they should paint the entire house. The family says they used around forty sticks to paint every brick, and the girls also enjoyed the entire project.

Fern's Two Daughters also contributed to the house painting project
Family Cheers Up the Neighborhood By Painting Their Brick House

Fern’s Two Daughters Were Hands-on

Arabella is only four years old but proved to be a keen helper, while Matilda is just two years old and still contributed to the effort. The people who stopped to look and smile and even asked to take photos were motivation enough for the young family. They were also noticing that cars are slowing down when driving past them and one ambulance even stopped to look at the house.

There are many other positive stories like this one, happening around the globe and uplifting both locals and online readers. Some people have put their Christmas LED lights back on their windows while children often put up pictures of rainbows and other drawings on their windows.