Jim Deitz puts the final touches on his polka dot house. (AP Photo/Grand Forks Herald, Eric Hylden)
Polka dots aren't just for bikinis, according to the Grand Forks painter behind the now-famous polka dot house.
Jim Deitz, a retired house painter, is in the process of converting a two-story house into an apartment rental complex, by covering the exterior in brightly-colored dots. "Pizza delivery drivers won't have any trouble finding this place," Deitz joked to the Associated Press
on Wednesday. "You can't miss it."
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The paint upgrade of his 100-year-old home has become a local attraction, reports the Grand Forks Herald
, with crowds gathered daily to watch Deitz choose colors for his slightly imperfect circles. He first got the idea for the project after a virtual tour of colorful homes. "I looked at all kinds of crazy paint jobs on the Internet and came up with this polka dot deal," Deitz said. "She looks good."
But not everyone's digging the dots. Ryan Brooks, a local city planner, thinks the home is a blight on the Read More »from The Polka Dot House Next Door: Awesome or Eyesore?