My fireplace has been ashy for years. It's in major need of some shea butter in the form of a massive cleaning. So I started by shoveling out all of the ashes.
There were a lot of these little shovel loads!
Then on my hands and knees I scrubbed down the hearth while singing "Cinderella, Cinderella, wash the fireplace Cinderella".
Then once all that was cleaned out I put back all of the candles:
Tate is already posing for her next commissioned metal artwork piece:
She calls this pose "The Lioness".