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.
[DIY Colorful Roasting Marshmallow Sticks can be found here]
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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Shoot….even my hubby can do this one! And if he won’t I’ll do it! Great job and super post Julie! I really enjoy your site and I gotta share!!
Looks awesome Julie! We just finished building a shed and will now be putting in a fire pit. I’ll have to show this to the hubs!
Julie, we called our local stone company and their price is 750.00. Is there a web site that we can order direct. Thanks, Diane
Wowzie, that’s high, Diane. Go to the direct website for Belgard to check. Also punch in stone fire place kits in Google search. Good luck, Diane!
I’m in love with this fire pit!! Going to check to see if they sell it anywhere by us! Thanks so much for sharing 😀
Great, Amy!!! 🙂
Thanks for the wonderful description and pictures. I just bought this same fire pit kit from my hardscape landscaper who is also building me a paver patio. He is charging me $650.00 for the fire pit installed. Not too bad. Love the pictures, I hope mine comes out as nice. Archdale, NC
Sounds like a fair price, Rickey! Good luck!!
Julie, thanks for posting this. I found it on pintrst. and followed the link. I’m going to do this for sure. Thanks for apol the helpful info and pricing, now I won’t get hosed.
Definitely glad u won’t get hosed!!!
i cannot seem to find the list of supplies. I counted 48 flat bricks but not sure what is beneath nor the top. Is there a list you could provide?
You have to order the kit, Melodie. The DIY part comes in when you put it together. That is how we did ours…with a “kit”.
When you water the lawn, does the water just go into the fire pit or do you have some sort of cover. I have an area that looks very much like yours and I have always wanted a fire pit there but could not figure out how to water the lawn and have a fire pit at the same time…
We just let it go on it, Heather. That’s a good question though. The water can get rusty. Ours seems okay though. An outdoor cover would work great too!
Super simple…found a stone place 15 minutes from home and this one was on display in front of their office! I used 9 16″X16″ pavers instead of the gravel and that leaves about a 2 in border all the way around the pit. They loaded it in the back of my truck and we were back home within 45 minutes. Entire project by myself literally took about 2 hours…and that included eating lunch! And the grill insert is a huge bonus that we weren’t expecting when we started looking at outside fire pits.
Curious how the bricks have held up over the past couple of years.
They are doing great, Tom! We use it often.
Great website! What are the dimensions of the fire pit?
My local Belgard guy says they are telling him they don’t offer the grill part of this. Do you remember if that came from a different company or if it was Belgard? This is exactly what I am looking for
It was Belgard.
This is AWESOME and worth every penny. You all have a beautiful piece of property, enjoy every minute of time out in your yard. I see lots of fun times out there! Thanks for sharing. ?
Love this idea and especially the marshmallow roasting sticks that I’m going to try. We have a cottage in northern Wisconsin that sits right on the lake, and we just re did our fire pit last year.(I wish I would have seen your post sooner… LOL) but going up there this weekend and am going to be armed with my spray paint!
Thanks for sharing, have a wonderful weekend.
Sounds perfect, Ann! Have fun ?
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Great grill. Don’t see on your site where you got it or the name of the grill. Please?
Hi Dave, The info is at the end of the post including a link. Everything is there. The grill came with it.
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