It's also covered with rust. Part of me doesn't mind, as it looks old and isn't hurting anybody. But the other part of me likes shiny things. I'm wondering if there's something anybody could suggest for removing the rust, but maintaining the awesomeness of the pattern. I've read about sanders and wire brushes, but I'm worried that might damage it.
Please don't mind the insulation grossness hanging down from the flue. We're sort of afraid to pull it out.