Finishing an uneven wall

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We have a corner brick wall hiding behind some sheet rock. it divides partially the kitchen and the living room. (I suspect at one time there was a wood burning or pellet burning stove because on the living room side there is tile in that corner all other floors are wood)
In a hidden place we noticed the brick doesn't go to the ceiling everywhere, we noticed wooden beams etc. between the drywall and the brick on some sides is like a 6" gap. We want to expose the brick, but we don't want to go to the celing, and we would like it to not be an open space. How should we finish the gap between the wall and the brick and drywall?

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  • Amanda Amanda on Aug 24, 2017
    You could add very thick crown molding, or old farm beams.
  • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on Aug 24, 2017
    You could finish some wood to match the wood in your living room and create a beam like edge to cover the open space.
  • Sharon Sharon on Aug 24, 2017
    How about a picture, the description is not clear.
  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Aug 24, 2017
    I would want to make sure the wall was safe before I tried to dismantle anything! Is there a room above the area that is a void? If so I would want to fill the void before covering it up. Better to be safe than sorry!
  • Jewellmartin Jewellmartin on Aug 24, 2017
    Please have that wall examined to be sure it is not supposed to be holding the beam up. If every thing is structurally fine, then use some kind of board or crown molding. I assume you are going to use plaster, fresco, stucco type treatment over some of the exposed brick, like in Italian and Mexican restaurants I have seen. Go for it--it should look fabulous! Best wishes 😇
  • Kerry Ann Bruno Kerry Ann Bruno on Aug 25, 2017
    ok so searching on the internet I found a picture of the house that the person who sold to the person I bought from. it looks like wood beams and brick. IMO its stunning from what I can see and I can't believe someone would have covered it, BUT I guess not everyone likes quirky stuff like I do.. The top was before the wall, the bottom is after.

  • Kerry Ann Bruno Kerry Ann Bruno on Aug 25, 2017
    I also wanted to add it looks like they may have raised the ceiling a little. I showed my husband the old pictures and he had me punch a hole on the edge where that old wood beam is showing (we have a giant B hanging there) and the wood beam is still there!!!!
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