Nothing says summer better than a fire. Unfortunately, fires are generally frowned upon in suburbia. But with a little elbow grease and an old firepit, you can have an attractive area to have your backyard bonfires.
Also, this my entrance for the Dadcando Family Fun Contest. Please vote for me.
Step 1: Materials
The list of materials is fairly inexpensive.
You will need:
1) A firepit (duh). We got ours from our neighbors trash, and it's quite obvious why it was there.
2) Some river stones. We picked ours up at a hobby store for a little under $3.
3) Black, rust-proof, fire-proof, paint. We got it a a hardware store for about $4 a can. We needed 2 cans.
4) Liquid Glue of the variety that goes in a caulk gun. We got it for about $15.
5) Wire brush, which we had on hand.
A total of $26 for an attractive firepit.
Step 2: Brush the Firepit
First, we needed to remove the rust spots for the firepit. With a little work, most was either removed or leveled out with the wire brush.
Step 3: Prepare Decorative Ring
This was also fairly simple. We took a hammer and an old screwdriver and chiped out the old tileling. Then, we took a coarse grit sand paper and sanded the whole ring.
The process was easy and effective, providing an area for the glue to hold.
Step 4: Paint the Firepit
Now it's time to paint. We laid down plastic matting so the grass wouldn't be painted as well. Remember to paint several coats. Also, the rust spots need to be covered really well. This prevents rust from advancing or occuring in the future.