Hi, I would like to improve the looks of the fireplace in my cabin the mortar is falling out and the rocks are smoke damaged,
I have tried cleaning the rocks but it didn't do a very good job.
What I would like to do is to remove the mortar, get rid of those metal ventilators in the corner.
Try removing the rocks and turning them around if the other side is clean and then putting them back and re-mortaring them.
Would also like to build a few extra rocks inside so that it eliminates the spaces on each side of the stove.
I would like to do this without removing the stove.
I'm open for any suggestions.
I have attached a couple of photos of the fireplace.
One shows how it is now with the ventilators and the second one with a bit of fiddling in Photoshop shows what I would like to do with some extra rock