Ayr resident Ida Keller could not believe her luck when her home received a much-needed makeover.
Mrs Keller, 89, has lived in her home since 1951. Her late husband, who was stationed in New Guinea during his five years at war, had helped maintain the upkeep of their family home where they raised four children. With Mrs Keller living by herself for the past 20 years, she wasn’t financially or physically able to look after the house.
With 20 local volunteers armed with paintbrushes, Mrs Keller’s home underwent a noticeable transformation with the home exterior changing from green and cream, reflective of the colours used in the 1950’s, to a modern light grey with a cobalt blue trim. Trade painters from Spot On Painting and Allan Moustoukas Painting donated their time to complete the bulk of the work over three days with community volunteers and staff from Inspirations Paint Ayr and Berger on site to finish the window trims and walls.
And the result: an overjoyed Legacy widow who’s moved by the community’s support and thankful for their time and kindness.
"I’m completely shocked and overwhelmed that this has happened to me. I just can’t believe that I was fortunate enough to have been able to get this. The house was in desperate need of a repaint and I am absolutely ecstatic," said Mrs Keller.
This is the third home in Queensland to be painted through the Berger community program, which is supported by Inspirations Paint nationally. The program brings the community together in the spirit of generosity to help our mates who need it most.