How do I remove the mantle of a fireplace?
I want to whitewash or paint my fireplace (I think) to make the room brighter and more modern. But.... how do I get this very very heavy mantle off? I cannot find one nail, screw or bracket that holds it it place, It hangs there like magic!! Once I get it off (hopefully intact, I will decide if I want to keep it; it is not perfectly flat on top. It has a sort of roll or slight hump... you know - just enough to make it difficult to have thinks stand on it!
Any suggestions would be great! TIA