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…
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.
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.
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.
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Tags: Belgard, DIY Housewives, fire pit kit, outdoor projects, outdoor spaces, summer makeovers
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’
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.
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
Such a cute idea, Colleen!!
Thank you, Shelley 😉
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.
I forgot that,Debbie! Maybe it was before we met?
I adore this outdoor space, you guys did such a great job!
Thank you, Kristin! I wish you guys could all come over one night. We would have a blast!
I love it all, the fire pit, the chairs…the view! When can I come over?
Thank you, Debbie! And by the way…you are beautiful, too! 😉
What a great space – I bet you guys have made some great memories there.
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!
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.
Thank you, Jane! 🙂
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 https://www.homeyou.com/how-to-diy-fire-pit-construction thanks for sharing!