Sprucing up the Yard #5.. DIY Fire Pit

June has been a month full of outdoor projects..  which I am sure will continue along
throughout the summer.

We have been wanting to get a fire pit for some time, and we finally got around to it in the last
couple of weeks.. and we basically spent zero dollars to do it.
Yep, zero.

Here is the before spot that we picked out for it.

We previously had an above ground pool in this spot.. you can probably see the circle
where it use to be, so that became the perfect spot for it.

We started by getting some of our landscaping edger rocks that we had that were not being used..
 a little measuring, and then the work began.

I took a shovel and cleared off the top layer of the inside of our designated area.. so it basically left dirt for the most part.  Then we found the center and dug our hole for the "Pit" to go.

What did we use for the actual Fire Pit?

Can you tell that it is the center of on old washing machine. :0)

We buried it about halfway, and placed decorative sandstone rocks around it,
and then proceeded to add lots of tiny gravel to our new fire pit patio. Lots n Lots!
After many, many, many trips with a wheelbarrow hauling tiny rock... we had it the way we wanted.

We added a few decorative pieces and our Garden Bench.. and waaahlaaa...

We love how it turned out.. and of course it is a bonus that it cost us nothing but
some sore muscles.. :0)

We spent the evening enjoying our new fire pit, and have even used it to cook hot dogs during a
camp out/sleepover that my daughter had recently.
We are so glad we finally decided to get to work on this project, we know it will get a lot of use.

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  1. What an excellent idea Tina! That makes a perfect fire pit...and saved lots of dollars! My mom and dad have one they made into a planter for container gardening. Great job...:)

    Blessings, Vicky
    Life On Willie Mae Lane

  2. So fun to have a place in the backyard you can just relax and hang out!

    Thanks for sharing on the BeBetsy BRAG ABOUT IT. We'd love it if you would link back to us! Have a wonderful weekend!

    Sharon and Denise

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  3. You are one smart cookie Tina!! That turned out great and looks so good. Now I have to peek at some of your other projects.

    ♥… Tracy@CottonPickinCute

    P.S. Next week I'm having a Celebrate Summer giveaway, with a different giveaway starting every day for 5 days. Stop by and check it out. There are some great prizes!!!

  4. i love how you stacked the rocks on edge! that is super cool!! we just finished our backyard fire pit right before our first snow storm last fall so i'm so excited to really use it this spring and summer!



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