This post is sponsored by Belgard, and all opinions are my own.
Last April, we had family visiting and a dangerous thunderstorm developed around dusk.
When we came upstairs after it was over, we found one of our favorite trees down in our back yard.
Unfortunately, the tree landed on our brick fire pit my husband made a couple years prior.
Can you see it in there?
Months later, we finally decided to replace this fire pit mess.
We visited Home Depot thinking we could find some pretty stones, or brick to use.
We really couldn’t find what we were looking for there.
All of the bricks looked very commercial, and man made.
We wanted something a bit more rustic and unique.
After some research, and careful thought, we went with this “Easy DIY Fire Pit with Grill” from our local stone depot.
The things we liked about it?
*it’s square, not round
*it has a grill insert
*it was delivered
*super easy to put together in under 2 hours
This is how it looked when they dropped it off.
After we cleared our old fire pit out, we leveled the soil, and filled it with pete gravel.
(My hubby gets all of the credit)
Then we used the grill insert as a measuring tool for laying the bricks.
It doesn’t show it here, but we had the insert in the bottom for the first round of bricks.
Then we just followed the pattern on the picture.
It was like building a lego house. It was very simple.
We used the level just to make sure it was level, but we never used the measuring tape in the pic.
The hardest part was carrying the bricks down our stone steps.
They are very heavy. I used a wheel barrow to transport 3 at a time.
We used the rubber mallet to pound them close together, but not necessary.
Once we were finished with the bricks, it was time to insert the grill.
That was easy.
No screws, no glue, no nothing.
We can cook out here now, woohoo!
That night we had the girls invite some friends over to roast marshmallows.
If you are interested in purchasing this fire pit kit, contact your local stone company and ask them if they carry:
“Belgard’s Weston Stone® Universal Kit”.
You can visit “Belgard’s Idea Book” HERE.
We paid $450 total which included delivery.
We hope you find what you are looking for.
We love ours.
It was worth every single penny.
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