12 DIY Summer Projects


This post is sponsored by Belgard, and all opinions are my own.

About 2 years ago my husband’s brother & family were visiting and a dangerous storm came through our part of Southeast, Michigan.  It was so bad that I yelled for everyone to take cover in a storm room down in our basement.  After the storm passed, we stepped upstairs and couldn’t believe our eyes when we looked outside our back windows…

Michigan Storm 2

Yah.  It was cray cray.  If you look really close, you can see our homemade brick fire pit got in the way of this very mature Oak tree that just couldn’t stand up to the high winds.  It was so sad to see such a beautiful tree gone.

Time eventually healed, the mess slowly got cleaned up, and we got over it, but the old fire pit had to go.

We love our fires, so we wanted to make our new fire pit extra special.

Fire Pit 2

We ended up visiting our local stone depot, and they had beautiful DIY fire pit “kits” on display.  We ordered our favorite kit, and the rest is history.

Easiest DIY Fire Pit You Will Ever Fine

If you are interested in purchasing your own DIY fire pit kit, you can start by visiting the company that made ours here —> Belgard Idea Book.

You can also visit my original post that includes more photos, a full tutorial, and information about the grill HERE.

Incase you’re searching for more DIY Summer outdoor space ideas, you may also be interested in what my pals from the “DIY Housewives” have going on in their outdoor Summer spaces.  You can view all 12 DIY Summer Projects below…

Amazing Summer Projects

DIY Housewives (flame)

My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia  Southern State of Mind  Ciburbanity

Heathered Nest  Erin Spain  Domestically Speaking

Redhead Can Decorate  Refresh Restyle  Debbie Doo’s

The DIY Village  Life on Virginia Street  Designer Trapped in a Lawyer’s Body

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17 Responses

  1. ColleenB.~Texas says:

    Sorry to hear about what had happened but love your new fire pit and like the idea of using them tree stumps as ‘end tables’

    • Julie Fiato says:

      That kind of happened by mistake, Colleen. My husband needed somewhere to put them all. We had millions! They were so pretty before they turned.

      • ColleenB.~Texas says:

        Could always stain them stumps and paint some large clay saucers in pretty, bright colors, put upside down on stump and have them look like one large mushroom

  2. shelley says:

    well done

  3. Debbie Manno says:

    Love your project Julie. Same thng happened to us a few years back and that is why we were able to extend our outdoor area. Although, the storm was scary and I hated that it wiped out trees, I am happy for our new space.

  4. I adore this outdoor space, you guys did such a great job!

    • Julie Fiato says:

      Thank you, Kristin! I wish you guys could all come over one night. We would have a blast!

  5. Debbie says:

    I love it all, the fire pit, the chairs…the view! When can I come over?

  6. What a great space – I bet you guys have made some great memories there.

    • Julie Fiato says:

      We hope to make some this weekend if it stays warm. High of 70 on Fri…woohoo! You Californians have such gorgeous weather. Thanks lady, so happy you are part of this awesome new team!

  7. Jane Windham says:

    Belgard makes the BEST firepit kits! I know because we have one, too! Ours is round but I really like your square shaped one, too! And the grill accessory is a great addition.

  8. I’m sorry that happened to your yard but it gave you a good opportunity to redesign the perfect space so it ended up turning out alright! I found a really great DIY for a firepit that I’m going to do as soon as the rain lets up check it out thanks for sharing!

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