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Homeowners Tear Up Their Pretty Grass To Create A Beautiful Backyard Fire Pit

by Cassandra Lewis
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Cassandra is the Senior Editor of Original Content. She loves sweet tea, binge-watching Antiques Roadshow, and petting puppies.

If you’re a homeowner who values a well-manicured lawn, you probably know how difficult it can be to grow lush green grass. That’s why it’s hard to believe that some people are willing to dig it up.

But in this particular instance, the result was well worth a little grass sacrifice. While I’ve seen many beautiful backyards in my time, I’ve never seen a fire pit as adorable as this one before.

And when I learned that this family had absolutely no construction experience, I was floored! I feel totally inspired to take on a big project of my own now.

However, since I’m currently living in an apartment in the city, it’s going to take some time before I’ll have a lovely backyard of my own — but amazing projects let me live vicariously through them until that day comes!

What do you think of this sweet little fire pit? Let us know in the comments below — and please SHARE!

For eight years, this family's beautiful half-acre backyard sat completely untouched and empty — until one day, they decided it was time for a change.

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After a quick stop at Home Depot, they came home and got to work. They began by picking a good spot in the yard, then laying out the stones in a nice circle.

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They then spray-painted a 12-foot radius around the small circle. This would become their beautiful new seating area.

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Since no one in the family had experience with construction, they knew some of their methods were a little off — but they kept digging away.

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Once their hole was dug, they filled it with gravel and sand.

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Once it was all level, it was time to move on to the next step.

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Next came the fun part: arranging the stones. Here, all their hard work started to come together, so the family really enjoyed this step.

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They then laid down the landscape edging for the seating area.

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After that, it was time for the gravel. They went with crushed limestone.

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The next step was the toughest: smoothing out the rocks. It was very tedious — but the final result was worth it!

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The cherry on top? Painting these beautiful Adirondack chairs in bright summertime colors.

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They look gorgeous around their brand new fire pit.

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After adding some beautiful string lights, pathway lights, citronella torches, and wireless speakers, their summer project was complete!

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They now have the perfect place to sit and laugh with friends, family, and of course, their furry friends.

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Please SHARE if you’d love this in your backyard!