"When we bought our house we decided we didn’t want this huge hutch that was in our kitchen. When we moved it, we realized why it was there. There was this huge unfinished piece of wall, with layers of wallpaper and paint behind it. There was even a big hole in the ground below it. It turned out this used to be a coal chute! I guess all the previous owners of the house decided it was a project they didn’t want to finish. So we did! We cut out the drywall, exposed the wood slats behind the wallpaper, framed it, painted it, and installed the mantle and an electric fireplace. We even cut out some of the hardwood floor so we could install a hearth. Voilà! We have a fireplace now!"