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Didn't you just love drawing on the walls as a kid?

Didn't you just love drawing on the walls as a kid?
Chimney's gone.  What next?

Chimney's gone. What next?
Remove the fireplace. Duh.

Remove the fireplace. Duh.
Poor Jack doesn't know what to make of all the commotion.

Poor Jack doesn't know what to make of all the commotion.
Horacio was quite happy to come by and pick up the old fireplace and chimney pipe for free so he could recycle the metal for a few bucks.

Horacio was quite happy to come by and pick up the old fireplace and chimney pipe for free so he could recycle the metal for a few bucks.
Convenient access to the kegerator

Convenient access to the kegerator
Son of a bitch!!  Why's there electrical in this wall??

Son of a bitch!! Why's there electrical in this wall??
Guess we got the right circuit breakers

Guess we got the right circuit breakers
It was less work than I thought but doing the 'right thing' felt good.  The wall really did need some king studs to help share the load.

It was less work than I thought but doing the 'right thing' felt good. The wall really did need some king studs to help share the load.
Why must I fail at every attempt at masonry???

Why must I fail at every attempt at masonry???
Let the tile work begin.

Let the tile work begin.
I only missed my centerline by half an inch.

I only missed my centerline by half an inch.
Grouted and waiting to cure.

Grouted and waiting to cure.
Stupid neighbors and their cozy fire.

Stupid neighbors and their cozy fire.
Buster has gotten used to the house being a disaster area.

Buster has gotten used to the house being a disaster area.
Stove is finally in place!

Stove is finally in place!
I 'skip-sheeted' the drywall over the alcove since it will be covered over with the mantle I'll be building later on.

I 'skip-sheeted' the drywall over the alcove since it will be covered over with the mantle I'll be building later on.
Quite literally a boatload of cardboard from the various parts of the stove.

Quite literally a boatload of cardboard from the various parts of the stove.
New chimney, going up!

New chimney, going up!
Let the drywalling begin.

Let the drywalling begin.
Face tile is up and needs grout.

Face tile is up and needs grout.
Grouted tile, drywall is mostly done, time for a fire.

Grouted tile, drywall is mostly done, time for a fire.
A lot of work but totallllllllly worth it.  I love my woodstove.

A lot of work but totallllllllly worth it. I love my woodstove.
Last step: the installation of the mantle.  Thanks Steve!!

Last step: the installation of the mantle. Thanks Steve!!