Exposing a brick fireplace

Posted: December 6, 2012 in Uncategorized

Old Brick Wall

I love exposed brick in a home.  To me it is both modern and a bit retro.  We have a beautiful red brick chimney on the side of our home.  However, inside we have a drywall facade with an added wooden mantel.  It’s not horrible, but it’s not my favorite either.

Exposing brick is no small task.  After the removal of the drywall and any framework, there will likely be a layer of lathe and plaster, since that is what is on the walls in the rest of the room.  Removal of the plaster is a long, tedious job of chipping it off the wall.  Once that is done there is still the process of scrubbing the brick and sealing.   This may just be a dream for a while, but the one big positive for this project is that it is not a very large area.

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