Q - Dear Apartment Therapy — In its original state our fireplace had continuous brick up to the ceiling, a real wood burning fireplace and a cement slab ledge. Now, the brick is covered in dry wall, the fireplace is an unfortunate 'brass' and beveled insert that burns gas at the flip of a switch and the cement slab was tiled in black. We are wondering how to restore the brick — we think the dry wall has been glued directly onto it — so... once removed could leave behind a mess that would never match up to the original brick. we can remove the fireplace insert but cannot (legally) return it to a wood burning one. And should we just cover the black tile in cement, or try to remove it and see what we can salvage from what's below? Any and all suggestions would be welcome and appreciated. Thank you! Shevaun
A - Who has advice or suggestions? Please share in the comments.