We exposed the beautiful yellow brick chimney and in the process, discovered a metal heating chaseway that sits next to the chimney. It had been drywalled over and had [fugly] cabinetry installed over it. Here is the before where you can see the odd box-out where the chimney and chaseway were covered with a built in pantry-type of unit.
When we started uncovering the chimney we also uncovered the metal chaseway. We are deciding what exactly to do with the chaseway. My first inclination is to cover it with the same cool yellow brick as we have on the chimney, since they sit right next to each other and they are both highly visible from both the hallway and kitchen.
But the more I search, the less confident I am in my ability to find said brick. Craiglist doesn’t have any in Minnesota or even in neighboring states – and the salvage shops I emailed don’t have any inventory either. The one place with current stock I found online would have to ship it from Chicago – eek. At least two salvage shops referred me to Historic Stone Company in Minneapolis. I’ll be calling on them, for sure, but first we need to decide if we are going to cover up the chaseway with yellow brick or not…thoughts?