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DIY fanatic proudly shows off his fireplace makeover – but people says he’s totally RUINED it

A BLOKE who painstakingly made over his fireplace to look minimalist and modern has divided opinion online, with some people saying they love the updated look while others say he's 'ruined' it.

The DIY fanatic took to Facebook to share before and after photos of his handiwork - but not everyone was supportive.

Originally, the fireplace featured a wooden surround with ornate carved details.

On either side of the coal burner, there were colourful floral tile panels, with flowers blooming from a vase painted on both sides.

After receiving a thoroughly modern makeover, the surround now has no wooden detailling and has been painted a muted shade of navy.

Similarly, the colourful floral images have been replaced with plain navy tiles.

Sharing pictures of the transformation on the Facebook group DIY on a Budget Official, the man wrote: "Loving my transformed fireplace."

He later added: "The tiles are not painted and it’s not an original.

"I love it and goes much better with the style of my house."

The transformation has divided opinion online, with some calling it 'drab' while others embracing the modern makeover.

One woman wrote: "Love the surround, but not what you've done to the tiles. They were absolutely beautiful before. To me, the fireplace just looks really drab now."

Many agreed with her comment, suggesting he could have sold the tiles for a 'fortune' or polished the old ones up.

But another person countered: "Not everyone wants tiles and fireplaces that wouldn't be out of place in their nan's house."

And another woman agreed: "Much nicer! Keeping the beauty of the fireplace and making it look modern yet still classic."

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