Mum comes home to find hubby painted house rainbow colours – without permission

When a mum returned from a mini break to London, her house looked completely different.

Karen Goldsmith’s husband Mike had given their property a dramatic makeover without her permission.

The artistic chap, from Plymouth, was inspired to paint his home exterior in bright rainbow colours.

He was influenced by a family trip to Albufeira in Portugal, where there are colourful buildings everywhere.

Karen told PlymouthLive : "We went to Portugal on holiday and he was inspired by the harbour, places were decorated like this.

“He has wanted to do it since, but I wouldn’t let him. Then, I went to London for a few days with my daughter and grandson.”

Karen continued: “We got back, and, well… Oh my god. My daughter said the same, and told me to avert my eyes.”

Thankfully, the surprised wife ended up liking the bold makeover.

She added: “The more I see it, the more I like it. It'll be left like this now."

The pair have been married for 40 years. Karen’s favourite colour on the wall is light blue.

Orange is for their grandson and pink is for their granddaughter.

The nippers even helped, painting animal ornaments in whatever way they deemed appropriate.

Most of the job was down to Mike, who took a couple weeks off work to complete the passion project and surprise his wife.

"He’s always been a bit like that. You never know what you’re going to get", Karen said.

Although the 59-year-old kitchen assistant was originally against the idea, she’s finally come around and realises the joy it brings to passers-by.

It’s been multi-coloured for around two years now – and has added a lot of colour to the dark times we’re living in at the moment.

Karen added: "You get a few reactions, people taking pictures.

"It’s nice, some people even knock to ask what made us do it. If taxi drivers pull up, they’ll take a picture of it.

"The neighbours thought, first of all, that he was joking. They thought he showed them the colour palette to choose one, and he said ‘no, all of them.’

“Then they egged him on a bit. Most of them around here say it cheers them up.

“It’s lovely area and it’s quiet. We have really good neighbours, we’re very lucky.”

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