Hubby really likes the lodge feel that the rock fireplace adds to our living room. He is also proud of the hearth that he made so the kids could hang out there. But...the kids are all raised and the firebox has become structurally unsound.
Hubby left for a week so dad helped me tear out the fireplace. It took two days to get the rock facade and firebox out.
I put my parents on the plane yesterday so I am tearing out the short wall and prepping for Sheetrock.
Maybe hubby would like a flat screen!