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EDENTON, NC -- The new decor at a home in Edenton, NC caused quite a stir.

The house was painted yellow with purple shutters. There are hubcaps nailed to the fence posts and trees; a metal trash can is painted purple, too.

Town officials believe Queens Landing Development, which owns the home, was responsible.

The home was reportedly in foreclosure and the company had a problem with the bank, so they say.

'It was a statement saying the way the economy is. Everybody's getting foreclosed on, everybody's losing their jobs. This person just made a statement,'said .

After calls from people in the neighborhood, town officials told the owners to clean it up.

What it looks like now isn't exactly what they meant - covered in white spray paint.

But the look is easier for people living nearby.

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