I love summertime and being outside! I love spending time in the garden during the day and then sitting around a fire in the evening. Two years ago, I decided that we needed a proper fire pit for our fires. Something like this:
But with my budget, I ended up with this, from Family Dollar:
It was a budget friendly $25, but I got what I paid for. It should have been called a “personal fire pit” . One person at a time could sit around it or you were in someone else’s personal space. You also had to feed it constantly as it basically held only small branches. Needless to say, our family set it aside and went back to a ring of rocks on the ground! lol
After setting for a year and a half, it is now getting a little make over and being repurposed. The top screen has become the sieve for my manure tea system.
And the bottom is going to be a planter. I gave it a good coat of rusty metal primer and then a coat of Terra Cotta look paint, but it needed up looking to “pinky and wimpy”.
So I went over it with Rustoleum’s textured paint in Autumn Brown.
Then I filled it with red, white and blue flowers. Some of them are “rescue’s” (they came from the clearance section), so it’s going to take a little TLC for them to perk up. I’ll take another shot when they are flourishing! I’m also looking for a piece of patriotic yard art to poke down in the middle for height. It is now a “stone look” planter!
I will have it finished and flourishing in time for the garden party!
Look for an update later today or first thing tomorrow on some new sponsors!
I’m taking three of my younger four kiddos to camp for the week. My nine year old son has all-stars practice this week so he is going to stay home and help me garden! :-)
Look for the party update later!
Taking my dressed up fire pit to these parties: