Grandfather paints council house like the Sistine Chapel

Former decorator transforms home

Grandfather Paints Council House Like the Sistine Chapel

A grandfather who has spent the last 12 years transforming his council house into a stunning replica of the world-famous Sistine Chapel has finally completed his masterpiece.

Former decorator Robert Burns, has been painting his three-bedroom home one room at a time after being inspired by Renaissance painters and the Vatican City, reports the Daily Mail.

The incredible transformation of the council home in Brighton, East Sussex, includes a recreation of the ceiling in the Sistine Chapel - the Pope's official residence in the Vatican City.

And it took him three times as long to complete his work as it took painter Michelangelo to complete his masterpiece in Rome.

He started the ambitious task of finishing his home after buying a Renaissance book for £2 at a local car boot sale in 2003.

The father-of-three has also painted comedian Russell Brand as Jesus, football star Wayne Rooney in prayer and Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho as Leonardo da Vinci's Salvator Mundi.

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