the chimney had to go…
cause the fireplace is ugleeeeee….
So we have this big honking plaster fireplace that’s like a bazillion feet long.
We refer to it as the behemoth…
It is the elephant in our family room.
For two and a half years, I’ve arranged and rearranged the furniture six ways to Sunday…
but the behemoth splits the room and makes any sort of seating arrangement impossible.
The room is 30 feet long (think bowling alley) and because of the fireplace location, everything get shoved down to one end.
And doors get blocked…
So the fireplace needed to go…
(just so you know…this is after we starting emptying the room…I don’t normally post photos with the broom propped up…) 😉
Heaven knows I better not post this on Facebook or I will never hear the end of it…
Just so you know…you lovelies that comment here are the “Metropolitan Opera” crowd with impeccable manners.
Why is it that a keyboard gives some people TOTAL FREEDOM to act like heifers with a bad case of mad cow disease???
So the thing about fireplaces is…you can’t remove them without taking off the chimney.
Or your chimney will be in your living room…
So here’s the deal. This chimney is on the side of our house and can only be seen if you stand in the middle of the trees. Which is never.
So I chose to remove something that we never really saw anyway to allow us to have a usable, workable space where we spend 90% of our time!
A no-brainer in my book.
Those fellas had some serious Popeye muscles to get all those heavy pieces down.
Here’s the chimney in the back of the truck.
So the good news is…they are only removing the parts of the fireplace/chimney that are “inside” the house.
i.e….the fireplace and the brick wall directly above it (in the master closet) that they uncovered this week.
although…I do love an exposed brick wall…just not around our clothes…so this will come out.
Before the chimney removal…
how’s that for a skylight???
But the 2 exterior halves will stay…Happy Day!!!
Sleeping Porch Chimney
(the sleeping porch no longer looks like this…rumor has it that many of the pieces in here will be for sale at Urban Farmgirl very soon! Watch the fb page for details).
Screened Porch Chimney
I’ll be back tomorrow to show you what’s going to replace the fireplace…
Happy day to you!