My Favorite Spot: Our DIY Fire Pit

One of The most important item on my never ending honey-do list was to put in some sort of outdoor fire pit & area.  We have a pretty decent back yard – and Bobby and I are home bodies, so having a place where we can invite our friends to hang out was really important to us. Since we moved in (almost 2 years ago) there always seemed to be something more important on the list and our fire pit project kept getting put off – until this spring when I wanted it done before our Annual Memorial Day Cookout.

Unless you live under a rock – you’ve probably seen the hundreds of options on Pinterest. We took ideas from all that we liked and kinda did our own thing. We like doing it that way because you don’t have to follow any steps 😉  Building the fire pit & surrounding area turned out to be quite an easy project.  (Easy for me at least, my love was the one doing all the hard work)


How to Build A Fire Pit


1. Chose an open spot in your back yard, make sure it is far enough away from trees, bushes, grass and other flammable items.

2. If you are plan to create a square sitting area similar to ours, you might want to mark out the area first using a measuring tape and marking the ground with spray paint.
 3. Use rake and or shovel to clear out grass and debris and smooth out fire pit area.
4. Lay out your first layer of retaining wall bock directly on the ground. Make sure you find the center of the square before laying this down.
5.  Stack the second and third layer of retaining wall block.
6.  If creating a seating area, add the rest of your gravel, back filling around the fire pit.  Smooth out, add chairs, outdoor lighting and enjoy!
Until Next Time,

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