And the Walls Came A-Tumblin’ Down!

In the corner of our living room sits this:


An interesting feature, I tell you what!

Huge black stove.  Odd 70s brick…And that “pass-through window” that I talked about here.

As  a room “decor feature” :  It rivals propping a furnace in the corner.

As a “practical, useful feature”:  We love it!  There’s nothing like a crackling fire and a good book on those bone-chilling days of winter.  In fact, there are only 2 months out of the year it goes un-used.  Without it, we would freeze.

We did just make a major change, though.

See those bricks on the wall?…They are no more…

We had an ah-ha moment when we started contemplating cladding them in drywall.

Silly us.

We just had to remove them! After a few hours of tapping and pulling (they weren’t actually attached to the wall), it looked like this:

woodstove after bricks came down

(Now don’t you worry your pretty little heads.  We checked to make sure there is plenty of clearance from the wall to make this change totally safe.)

Tomorrow I’ll show you how I painted “away” that pretty 70s’ panelling!

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  1. Is that an older model Blaze King? We loved ours in Alaska but alas there is very little call for one in Indiana plus we have no trees we can cut without a cost.

    It is going to be gorgeous once the "lovely" 70's style paneling is given a little face lift! And the removal of the brick… wonderful!! Are you going to use the brick in another project? Sorry, just curious.

    I am so excited to see the finished room.

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