Monday, October 4, 2010

A Backyard Makeover

Wow! It seems like forever since I have posted any projects that I have been working on. I apologize for taking so long, I have been feeling a bit under the weather lately.  I want to say thank you to all of my new followers and dedicated readers.  Now for the good stuff!  I will start with some before pictures. I am a little embarrassed on how bad our yard looked but that's what makes it a good before and after.


This was our sad, little fire pit. It seemed like a good idea five years ago, but as you can see it is pitiful pit. LOL!


We decided that this sad fire pit needed beefed up and it needed to be well round.  We priced out fire rings and mobile fire pits but the quality just wasn't there and some of them were too much money. So, we decided to make our own.  Lowe's has a pretty good tutorial we didn't use as many pavers/stones as Lowes did, but you get the idea. 


Aww, much better! Now, that looks like a real fire pit. We got the adirondack chairs for $25.00 a piece unfinished. I stained them with dark stain. I sewed the pillows and used fabric from a yellow table cloth that I had bought from a thrift store. 

The picnic table was white and I painted the top of table and seats brown. I think the brown gives it a little character and goes better with the chairs. 

Now, we can spend these crisp fall nights by our new fire pit. I love looking into my backyard now!

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  1. That's a great fire pit!

  2. Wonderful. I love our fire pit, you hare going to have so much fun around that one.

  3. Very nice we have a similar one and so many family memories around that thing :) Enjoy

  4. I love it Melissa:) Cozy and serves the purposes for fun and memories.

  5. That looks fabulous! Love it all! I want a fire pit so bad but have yet to purchase one. Too bad we are renting or I would dig a hole in the backyard right now! lol Love the change to the picnic table! Just what it needed.

  6. Hope you are feeling better! Wow, love your new fire pit, you did a great job. And those chairs look wonderful too. Fantastic job!
    Best regards,

  7. you have done a great job with your backyard, having a fire makes it easy to sit outside even in cold weather and you can enjoy outdoors on these beautiful chairs,

    Annie's Online Furniture

  8. What a great idea...and so well done!

  9. The fire pit looks great, I think we will have to redo ours as it is looking a little sad too!

  10. Just want to let you know that I gave you an award today.

  11. Hey girl!!!! Your fire pit looks great!!! I had to take a break too! I feel like blogging is a job sometimes and that takes all the fun out of it.

    You take care and have fun!

  12. Looks awesome! I wanted a fire pit but everyone I saw was not what I wanted this is exactly the look I am going for thanks I will be doing some home improvement this weekend.....Thanks!!!

  13. Looks awesome! I wanted a fire pit but everyone I saw was not what I wanted this is exactly the look I am going for thanks I will be doing some home improvement this weekend.....Thanks!!!

  14. WOW! I Love it...
    and i thing thats good for you >>

    DIY & HOWTO Thank you!

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