A woman shared how a nosey neighbour told her she would ruin the area if she painted over brickwork to make her house white – but now people say it’s the best one on the street.
TikTok star Tabitha went viral when she uploaded a video explaining that a neighbour had objected when she announced her plans, and he made it clear he was not a fan.
To begin with, it was covered in red brick, as were all the houses in that street, and the neighbour was concerned it would stick out against the other houses.
But the woman was unconcerned and did it anyway – and the end results are staggering and have sent her fans on social media into a spin.
Captioning the video, the woman said: “My neighbour: ‘You’re painting your brick white? I’m not a fan. Your home will stick out like a sore thumb in our neighbourhood’.”
She then listed her reaction as an eye-roll emoji.
The clip has now ben viewed nearly six million times, despite being uploaded on Wednesday, August 11, and has been commented on over 8,000 times.
One user, named Amy Pitt, wrote: “I can’t even imagine having the audacity to tell my neighbour what colour they are allowed to paint their house. I can’t imagine caring.”
And another wrote: “The neighbours don’t pay for it therefore their input is not needed. Your house looks awesome.”
While a third user, named Cithy, wrote: “Why are people so pressed about painting brick? It’s the home you live in and what you love.”
And another teased: “It sticks out because it’s the BEST LOOKING ONE on the street.”
But not everyone agreed, as Cory Johnson wrote: “Painting brick is this generations version of putting carpet over hardwood.”
A second added: “Why pick a pretty brick colour if you’re just going to paint over it.”
And a third wrote: “Terrible idea. Brick houses have a lot of value.”