How to Make a Fire Pit Seating Area: Backyard Makeover – Thrift Diving

How to Make a Fire Pit Seating Area: Backyard Makeover – Thrift Diving

I created a DIY fire pit for my backyard one summer, but it needed seating and a walkway, which I created in this video. A fire pit is a warm, cozy, and safe place to see family and friends outdoors, especially during these times. Watch and see how to use a fire pit kit with stones to create a fire pit with a stone walkway and seating.

For the complete materials list, visit the blog post: https://thriftdiving.com/build-diy-fire-pit/?utm_campaign=Social-Media&utm_medium=Description&utm_source=YouTube

0:00 – Intro and “BEFORE” pics
0:33 – Creating the circle/shape of the fire pit seating area.
1:03 – Use a string trimmer to outline the fire pit seating area shape.
1:29 – Use a cultivator to break up the earth. (I’m using the RYOBI cultivator which you can find here: https://homedepot.sjv.io/QqNNa
1:39 – Edgers used: Pavestone from Home Depot: https://homedepot.sjv.io/AYKXx
2:08 – Tools used and digging the perimeter of fire pit.
3:21 – Clearing out fire pit seating area.
3:56 – Adding weed block fabric. (NOTE: I didn’t use sand because I have clay soil and didn’t feel I needed the added support to keep the edgers in place. The edgers have NOT shifted over time).
4:58 – Adding cardboard. (NOTE: You do NOT have to use cardboard. I used it for extra weed block, but mostly just wanted to recycle it).
5:49 – Lining edges along the seating area. (NOTE: Use weed block pins to keep it in place).
6:20 – Adding pea gravel (NOTE: I added about 25 bags, but could have used more).
7:18 – Using up extra edgers.
7:32 – Using extra edges for planters.
8:02 – Laying indoor/outdoor patio rug.
8:10 – Seating up folding chairs. Find them here (affiliate link): https://amzn.to/388COdq

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50 Comments

  1. Deborrah Allen on July 8, 2021 at 1:57 am

    Glad that youโ€™re sharing this Iโ€™m going through something similar with a fire pit I have the same kinds of stones I just have to go get the cement for them interesting to see how youโ€™re going about yours thanks for sharing itโ€™s inspirational

  2. Vanessa Campbell on July 8, 2021 at 1:58 am

    Can only imagine cost involved. Definitely a project for a small crew. Over all,very impressive.

  3. Thrift Diving on July 8, 2021 at 1:58 am

    *For the materials list, including the chairs used, visit the blog post* – https://thriftdiving.com/build-diy-fire-pit/?utm_campaign=Social-Media&utm_medium=Comments&utm_source=YouTube

  4. Leandro Brinca on July 8, 2021 at 2:00 am

    That was nice and simple to make and turned out amazing.

  5. Quijano Guillermo on July 8, 2021 at 2:01 am

    Women just complicate everything! You’re not building the space shuttle!!!
    You could buy thinner papers and you CAN use a string to draw a straight line!!!

  6. Dee Dee on July 8, 2021 at 2:03 am

    Nice makeover!!

  7. Jack Randall on July 8, 2021 at 2:05 am

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  8. Ramona Jones on July 8, 2021 at 2:08 am

    Beautiful work

  9. ChaSe 3o5 on July 8, 2021 at 2:10 am

    1st minute in and she said too many things ass backwards I just moved on looks nice though

  10. Flowers&Bees on July 8, 2021 at 2:11 am

    I found you through Shopkick! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽ‰

  11. Q Audio on July 8, 2021 at 2:11 am

    can you tell me what the name of that tool remove the grass?

  12. Newtube on July 8, 2021 at 2:12 am

    Looks great

  13. Raffi Marhaba on July 8, 2021 at 2:12 am

    LOVE!!

  14. Christopher Aruofor on July 8, 2021 at 2:12 am

    You are amazing !!

  15. Gregory Judas on July 8, 2021 at 2:13 am

    How much did you spend on pavers?

  16. 10to Thirteen on July 8, 2021 at 2:16 am

    OMG I loved this! Made my day. I do things exactly like you do. Nobody else does it the way we do ๐Ÿคฃ

  17. Mr Tootsie on July 8, 2021 at 2:16 am

    Retirement party with that yard? Yikes

  18. Dylan on July 8, 2021 at 2:16 am

    Apparently there is 3million people who don’t know how to dig a hole and put rocks around it

  19. Quijano Guillermo on July 8, 2021 at 2:17 am

    You don’t see me having babies and ironing do you? Leave this stuff to a man… ok sweetie?

  20. Ms Katt on July 8, 2021 at 2:17 am

    What kind of digger is that?

  21. TheTerminator1919 on July 8, 2021 at 2:19 am

    Impressive!

  22. Michael on July 8, 2021 at 2:22 am

    I think that was a neat idea. Nice job on the project

  23. Mustang Guns on July 8, 2021 at 2:22 am

    How do you eliminate water from there after a bad rain day?

  24. Pj Walton on July 8, 2021 at 2:22 am

    look AMAZING!!

  25. tecla031 on July 8, 2021 at 2:22 am

    Nice I like it ๐Ÿ‘Œ

  26. zSOOCHEEZYz on July 8, 2021 at 2:24 am

    I don’t want to be that person, but ima do it anyway, She does know she made a P_____ with her design right. Why does everyone always unintentionally do that? However it does look nice!

  27. rramakrishnanpillai on July 8, 2021 at 2:25 am

    what chairs did you use ? and where did you buy from ? after the transformation i mean

  28. Sunichampa Trivedi on July 8, 2021 at 2:26 am

    Should have used pavers instead of pebbles

  29. Evelyn Gonzalez on July 8, 2021 at 2:27 am

    Wow!!!! That looks amazing GIRL
    POWER ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป enjoy it for many years to come. Thank you for sharing

  30. PJ on July 8, 2021 at 2:27 am

    Props for doing that yourself.. takes a lot out of you

  31. Stukaman on July 8, 2021 at 2:29 am

    Hey Missy, most, if not all wooden chairs will "break down" if you don’t bring them in out of the weather. But at least now you have something to burn in your fire pit.

  32. CHRIS MARTIN on July 8, 2021 at 2:31 am

    Wow great job!!

  33. Darren Zuke on July 8, 2021 at 2:31 am

    Doing this now. At 1 minute in my mind is blown by you using the weed eater to mark your lines. Brilliant. Wish I saw this 2 days ago.

  34. ArmellinoM3 on July 8, 2021 at 2:31 am

    Love that we found out you have a husband 7 minutes into the video. Put that man to work!

  35. Abigail Gaudette on July 8, 2021 at 2:33 am

    I think your house would be adorable if you painted the brick white and put wooden shingles where the vinal siding is! Project looked like fun!

  36. Wanita on July 8, 2021 at 2:34 am

    I would line the walk way with lights

  37. Brenda E on July 8, 2021 at 2:36 am

    You do need to put down sand because dirt washed away and you’ll have to do this again next year

  38. grumpchong on July 8, 2021 at 2:37 am

    This is exactly what we had in mind. This is very helpful.

  39. Jovanni Santos on July 8, 2021 at 2:37 am

    How do you handle rain and the drainage

  40. Leonardo Streit on July 8, 2021 at 2:42 am

    Awesome, congrats!!!

  41. Jack Doherty on July 8, 2021 at 2:44 am

    Looks fantastic, great work!

  42. Wanita on July 8, 2021 at 2:45 am

    You did a great job we can do anything if we put our mind to it

  43. Flowers&Bees on July 8, 2021 at 2:45 am

    Wow!!!! You are ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ amazing! Bet you sleep ๐Ÿ’ค good at night !

  44. Rosangkimi PB on July 8, 2021 at 2:45 am

    Thank you for the inspiration, I am in the process of renovating my garden and this is exact video I needed.

  45. Carole Clifford on July 8, 2021 at 2:47 am

    I’m proud of you!
    All by yourself, and you did an absolute awesome job.

  46. SS on July 8, 2021 at 2:50 am

    Wow, get it girl!!

  47. lily hu on July 8, 2021 at 2:51 am

    I love it great job

  48. Barb Leigh on July 8, 2021 at 2:52 am

    Very nice ๐Ÿ‘

  49. d m s h on July 8, 2021 at 2:55 am

    How did this project hold up? Do you live somewhere with rough winters? Thank you!

  50. Eddie L on July 8, 2021 at 2:55 am

    BEAUTIFUL JOB!! I’m looking to do something like this myself. I just got free cobble stones and did all-round a tree. This is next. You inspired me. Congratulations, enjoy it!

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