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Newlyweds Paint Their Home, Stunned When They Start Receiving Death Threats

A couple got married and moved into their dream home. Their Victorian-style house was in a homeowner's association district, so they applied for permission to paint it a color they thought would look just darling. The neighbors, however, were not impressed.

Keely and Peter Dubrova were just trying to make their new home their own, so they asked their HOA if they could paint it teal. The HOA approved the color, despite rules saying that homes could only be painted from a limited selection of neutral shades.

When the Dubrova's finished painting their home, they were thrilled. It looked like a real live doll house to them, and they were living the dream.

Neighbors immediately began to grumble, though, at the bright blue-green eyesore on the edge of the community. Some neighbors were furious that the color got passed the HOA and that the Dubrovas were given permission to break the rules. Another neighbor worried that if she wanted to sell her home, the bright teal house could put off buyers. After all, who wants to look out from the front porch and be smacked in the face with such a bold shade?

The couple's popularity in the community quickly plummeted. People began referring them to 'white trash' and told them their home liked like a 'smurf house' or an 'Easter egg'.

Things were about to take a turn for the worst, though. A real estate agent passing through thought the house looked eye-catching and snapped a picture to post on a business website. Before long, the whole town seemed to be in an uproar over the house.

The Dubrovas even got anonymous death threats from people who didn't approve of their paint color. Even if you don't like teal, you have to admit, that's kind of harsh. It has to make you wonder what kind of people are living in your own community.

The HOA must have gotten an earful as well from the locals because they sent notice to the Dubrovas revoking permission for the color.

Keely says people would say 'what are they doing here?' or 'we want to hang them'. "It got approved by [the homeowner's association] and a week and a half later we got a letter saying that we need to re-paint. For us, it was scary and the fact that people are coming onto our property to take pictures of our address," she explained.

The couple is willing to repaint and put the entire issue behind them, however, they are hesitant. They don't want to pick a new color until the HOA can guarantee the neighbors won't be picking up the torches and pitchforks anytime soon.

Source: Mail Online
Photo: Mail Online

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