Basements seem to be the universal place for bizarre doings. Some of our homeowner friends discovered odd things in their basements (my favorite is the fold-out-of-the-wall toy train track), and we found all sorts of odd things in most of the basements during our house hunting. Here is the first interesting relic we found in our basement (another post to come on more basement “treasures”).
We’re not quite sure what it is, but my best guess is that it was intended to be a fireplace facade. However, it seems that after the base was laid, the project was abandoned. And what was under that big brown lid? A giant pile of rubbish which the sellers were kind enough to leave for us. It was mostly mortar and bricks, but I also found a toy car, marbles, cigarette butts, and broken bits of plastic.
Now we have to figure out what to do with it. I’m considering just taking a sledge hammer to it, but I’m willing to take suggestions on repurposing ideas. Leave your vote in the comments!
Posted by Lanny