We have quite a few home remodeling projects in the works right now. So I thought it would be fun to share our newly finished outdoor living space with you today. Plus we have a fabulous giveaway to share!
We live in an old house. Old, but charming.
The thing about living in an old house is that along with all the character and history, there are quite a few projects to undertake. And it seems the moment we finish one project, another always pops up.
This year, quite a few home projects we’ve been lolly-gagging around on, are finally up to bat, including a couple outdoor living areas.
So let me show you the “before” picture of my deck…
Sad, isn’t it?
Our deck hasn’t always looked this bad. We had a table out here and some wicker furniture at one point. Yet over the last few years, the furniture was either moved to a different location, or it died a slow and unfortunate death from exposure to the elements.
Now all that is left is a few stray seats, some empty ceramic pots, an old fire pit, and an old grill.
Since this deck is directly off our newly renovated kitchen, we decided it was time to give it a little love. So Lt. Dan and I decided to pool our gift fund for his birthday, Mother’s Day, and our anniversary to invest in a new outdoor living area.
I’ll admit, this project was a bit of a splurge. Yet we use our outdoor spaces so much, we felt it was worth the investment. (We’ve got another budget outdoor remodel to share very soon!)
We shopped all over for sturdy outdoor furnishing that would stand the test of time. We looked at resin rattan seating, and wood furnishings, but honestly, it all started looking the same to us.
Then we found these retro enameled gliders, and it change our whole vision of what our deck could be.
We felt the vintage look worked well with our old house, and created a fun, not fussy, environment.
We also invested in a new grill. This one is much larger than our old grill (for bigger grilling parties) and offers more bells and whistles. Lt. Dan loves the rotisserie and the light up knobs.
We bought a couple new pots and a sun umbrella at Lowes, then let the kids plant succulent arrangements because they are had to kill.
The final item we needed was a new fire pit.
We love to sit outside after the kids go to bed and relax by the fire. However, our old fire pit was too big to work with the new furnishings. I was worried my cushions would get ash-burn marks over time.
We needed somethings smaller. Something with visual appeal. Something to be the eye candy of our new outdoor living area.
That’s when we discovered custom fire pits designed and built by the craftsmen at The Fire Pit Gallery.
The Fire Pit Gallery is a family owned business incorporating the skills of brilliant artist Melissa Crisp who hand draws the intriguing designs for these fire pits, and welders Jason Crisp and Tom Appel would carry out her visions.
Each fire pit is a hand-cut numbered work of art, so they make any outdoor living space unique and inviting. Just look at these!
We noticed The Fire Pit Gallery offers a small retro-modern fire pit that we felt would complement the look of our new outdoor living space.
Isn’t this cool?
And here is it. What do you think?
We love it so much, we wanted you to have one…
So today, The Fire Pit Gallery had graciously offered a custom-made Mini Dune Fire Pit (just like ours) as a giveaway, a $395 value. If your outdoor living space is lacking luster, here’s a chance to spruce it up!
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Disclosure: The giveaway prize is provided by The Fire Pit Gallery. All opinions are my own.