What to do with this chimney?
While working on our DR in our 1886 Italianate, we removed all the plaster and found the chimney. It was covered with plaster 2/3 of the way up, top third was covered with plaster of paris, I assume to patch in where plaster was removed to fill in the smoke stack hole. Is it worth leaving it exposed? If so, how in the world would we get drywall to butt up against it and what to do with that large gap between the floor and the brick? If we just cover it up with drywall, how to we attach it?
Last Wed. I just thought I would take down the old wallpaper and this is what it has evolved to.