A couple weeks ago I couldn’t resist tearing into the kitchen a little preemptively. At first, I only uncovered a little piece of mortar underneath the plaster, so I thought that it wasn’t brick. But then we chipped away a bit more, and there is brick after all!

It’s not very pretty brick, but I think it will add more character than just a jutting piece of wall. And once all the plaster is removed and some glaze added, I’m hoping it will look pretty cool with some pots and pans hanging in front of it.

Just in case you were wondering why I’ve incorporated a brick chimney that goes nowhere in my Sketchup plans, it was the old chimney for the coal burning furnace in the basement.