Gravel Fire Pit Makeover

Just a few short years ago we created a stone fire pit. It is one of our family's favorite spots to hang out in our backyard, especially when we have large parties. We recently gave our fire pit an upgrade for less than $100 in just one day! Check out our gravel fire pit makeover! #firepit #diyfirepit #gravelfirepit Firepitmakeover http://lehmanlane.net

Just a few short years ago we created a stone fire pit.  It is one of our family’s favorite spots to hang out in our backyard, especially when we have large parties.  We recently gave our fire pit an upgrade for less than $100 in just one day!  Check out our gravel fire pit makeover!

Gravel Fire Pit Makeover

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Just a few short years ago we created a stone fire pit. It is one of our family's favorite spots to hang out in our backyard, especially when we have large parties. We recently gave our fire pit an upgrade for less than $100 in just one day! Check out our gravel fire pit makeover! #firepit #diyfirepit #outdoordiy #gravelfirepit #firepitmakeover http://lehmanlane.net

My husband is a pretty amazing guy… however, he hates to weed whack :).  Over the years, the grass and weeds had started to invade all the flagstone we had laid down around our stone fire pit making it look really sad.

Gravel Fire Pit Makeover - before

To make our fire pit area a little nicer AND more importantly, to avoid weed whacking it 😉 we decided to replace the weeds and dirt with pea gravel.  Jason, with the help of the boys surprised me with this outdoor DIY project so I do not have any step by step photos to show you guys :).

Just a few short years ago we created a stone fire pit. It is one of our family's favorite spots to hang out in our backyard, especially when we have large parties. We recently gave our fire pit an upgrade for less than $100 in just one day! Check out our gravel fire pit makeover!

The first thing they did was to level out the dirt around our fire pit.  They then laid down some landscape fabric and added Belgium block (or cobblestone) around the edges of the patio.

Just a few short years ago we created a stone fire pit. It is one of our family's favorite spots to hang out in our backyard, especially when we have large parties. We recently gave our fire pit an upgrade for less than $100 in just one day! Check out our gravel fire pit makeover!

We brought back the flagstone that was added previously and filled in the gaps with pea gravel.  It ties in so much better with the rest of the stone walkway around our house.

Just a few short years ago we created a stone fire pit. It is one of our family's favorite spots to hang out in our backyard, especially when we have large parties. We recently gave our fire pit an upgrade for less than $100 in just one day! Check out our gravel fire pit makeover! #stonewalkway

To add more seating, Jason built 3 long beam benches to go around the fire pit.  The smaller wooden beam benches we built a few years ago were just not large enough to accommodate all the people that gather around our fire pit and the feet had started to rot in the dirt.

Just a few short years ago we created a stone fire pit. It is one of our family's favorite spots to hang out in our backyard, especially when we have large parties. We recently gave our fire pit an upgrade for less than $100 in just one day! Check out our gravel fire pit makeover! #beambench

We used pressure treated beams left over from our wood retaining wall for the feet this time around in hopes that these benches will last a long time!

Just a few short years ago we created a stone fire pit. It is one of our family's favorite spots to hang out in our backyard, especially when we have large parties. We recently gave our fire pit an upgrade for less than $100 in just one day! Check out our gravel fire pit makeover!

Our fire pit is pretty now!

Just a few short years ago we created a stone fire pit. It is one of our family's favorite spots to hang out in our backyard, especially when we have large parties. We recently gave our fire pit an upgrade for less than $100 in just one day! Check out our gravel fire pit makeover!


Just a few short years ago we created a stone fire pit. It is one of our family's favorite spots to hang out in our backyard, especially when we have large parties. We recently gave our fire pit an upgrade for less than $100 in just one day! Check out our gravel fire pit makeover!

It looks SO much nicer next to our sunken patio and arbor.  BTW, I think my garden decided to put on it’s Sunday best for my fire pit this year :).  What a difference a year makes from how this area looked last year.

Just a few short years ago we created a stone fire pit. It is one of our family's favorite spots to hang out in our backyard, especially when we have large parties. We recently gave our fire pit an upgrade for less than $100 in just one day! Check out our gravel fire pit makeover! arbor and sunken patio

And, because we were lucky to have all the cobblestone and benches we only needed to purchase the landscape fabric and pea gravel.  For anyone interested, this is the pea gravel we used from Lowes…

Gravel fire pit makeover - pea gravel from Lowes

It has only been 2 weeks but we have already taken advantage of our new gravel fire pit with some fires and s’mores.

Just a few short years ago we created a stone fire pit. It is one of our family's favorite spots to hang out in our backyard, especially when we have large parties. We recently gave our fire pit an upgrade for less than $100 in just one day! Check out our gravel fire pit makeover!

Just a few short years ago we created a stone fire pit. It is one of our family's favorite spots to hang out in our backyard, especially when we have large parties. We recently gave our fire pit an upgrade for less than $100 in just one day! Check out our gravel fire pit makeover! #firepit #diyfirepit #gravelfirepit Firepitmakeover http://lehmanlane.net

We are having so much fun DIYing outside again that we just can’t seem to finish this kitchen renovation :).

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Just a few short years ago we created a stone fire pit. It is one of our family's favorite spots to hang out in our backyard, especially when we have large parties. We recently gave our fire pit an upgrade for less than $100 in just one day! Check out our gravel fire pit makeover! #firepit #diyfirepit #outdoordiy #gravelfirepit #firepitmakeover http://lehmanlane.net


Check out even more outdoor DIY projects below!

DIY Stone Patio Fire Pit & Beam Benches

DIY : Stone Patio Fire Pit & Beam Benches

DIY Flagstone Patio

DIY Flagstone Patio / Pennsylvania Bluestone

DIY Retaining Wall

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Sunken Patio Reveal

We transformed the backyard of our farmhouse by taking down a deck and creating a sunken brick and flagstone patio. Back Patio Makeover - Final Reveal / sunken patio / brick patio/ farmhouse backyard / patio makeover/ diy http://lehmanlane.net

Stone Walkway Around our Farmhouse

stone walkway along the back of our farmhouse with a dogwood allee and cedar post and rail fence

DIY Wooden Arbor

When we decided to create our sunken brick patio one thing that I really wanted to add was a wooden arbor entrance from the garden.  Our wooden arbor does a wonderful job of making this outdoor space feel more like an outdoor room.   This wooden arbor was fairly simple to make and we made it using scrap wood from the deck that we took down and wood left over from creating our wood retaining wall.

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4 thoughts on “Gravel Fire Pit Makeover

  1. I hate to tell you this…but the weeds will grow back up through the weed cloth and the pea gravel. :=( It may take a season or two…but they find a way. BTDT.

    1. Ha, I am sure you are right about the weeds Renne :). I am just thankful that I don’t have to wait on my husband to weed whack our fire pit anymore!

  2. I love the look of that fire pit. I think maybe we might do something similar to that. Thank you very much for the beautiful idea.

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