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Family in Wellington turn their house into the colours of the rainbow during the coronavirus lockdown

A family from Somerset has transformed their house into the colours of a rainbow during the coronavirus lockdown.

Fern Taylor used jumbo chalk to decorate the front of her family home in Wellington with the help of partner Marco and their two children - Arabella who is four and two-year-old Matilda.

Fern, 26. who works from home making and selling children's hair accessories, says she took inspiration from a Facebook post in which a family had decorated half of their house in a similar way.

But she says her partner Marco, a 28-year-old Royal Marine, was determined not to stop there.

Credit: Fern Taylor

Originally I was going to do half of the house, but my partner got the ladders out and said he’d do the rest!

It took us about six hours, using jumbo chalks. My youngest didn’t quite get the idea, but Arabella was a keen helper for the first half an hour.

Then they sat and watched, and played outside whilst mummy and daddy finished the rest!

– Fern Taylor
Showing off their proud work - Fern, Arabella, Matilda and Marco Credit: Fern Taylor

Fern posted photos of the finished product on Facebook, where she received hundreds of likes, comments and shares for her family's handy work.

She wrote: "The amount of people that have stopped and smiled, and asked to take photos! We even had an ambulance stop and say they loved it!"

The mother-of-two said that it had been a good project to keep her little ones busy during lockdown, as keeping up with home schooling hasn't been easy.

She went on to say: "We set up a schedule and did a ‘home school’ for the first week, but we’ve kind of just let that slide a bit now.

"Routine is really good but sometimes it’s not possible. We’ve spent a lot of time outdoors in the garden, lots of crafting, and lots of baking.

"I’ve actually really enjoyed family time. Arabella starts school in September and I’m grateful we’ve got this time together before she does."

Credit: Fern Taylor