Outdoor Living Remodel + Giveaway

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!

Remodeling Your Outdoor Living Space #giveaway #diy #home

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…

"Before" our Deck Remodel

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.

"Before" our Deck Remodel

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!)

#HOWTO Remodeling Your Outdoor Living Space #giveaway #diy #home

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.

Retro Remodel - Your Outdoor Living Space #giveaway #diy #home

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.


Remodel Your Outdoor Living Space #giveaway #diy #home

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.

Succulents #gardening #diy

The final item we needed was a new fire pit.

Planting Succulents #gardening #diy

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.

Remodeling Outdoor Living Spaces #giveaway #diy #home

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!

The Fire Pit Gallery

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?

The Fire Pit gallery

And here is it. What do you think?

The Fire Pit Gallery #outdoorliving

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.

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236 comments on “Outdoor Living Remodel + Giveaway

  1. Moriah Johnsonposted October 28, 2017 at 12:34 pm Reply

    That looks so cute! But it prob. would not work with our 2 story house. :(

  2. Birdiebeeposted June 18, 2014 at 9:57 pm Reply

    I would put it in my backyard.

  3. Annetteposted June 18, 2014 at 9:31 am Reply

    I’d put this on my patio.

  4. Izabelakcposted June 18, 2014 at 9:07 am Reply

    These are amazing!

  5. Realia Mposted June 18, 2014 at 7:51 am Reply

    i would love to have this out on our back patio! its so awesome

  6. Vera Kposted June 18, 2014 at 4:53 am Reply

    I would put a fire pit on our back patio.

  7. Marieposted June 18, 2014 at 12:13 am Reply

    definitely in my background.

  8. Erin Ellisposted June 17, 2014 at 7:21 pm Reply

    I love your remodel! The color looks great! If I was the lucky winner I would put this beauty on our patio. Thank you for the wonderful giveaway.
    fairyfractal at gmail dot com

  9. Jennifer H.posted June 17, 2014 at 6:54 pm Reply

    We are putting in a new patio in our backyard and this would be perfect!

  10. Carmen Nposted June 17, 2014 at 12:22 pm Reply

    On our new patio (not yet built)

  11. Amanda Pottsposted June 17, 2014 at 10:23 am Reply

    I would love to have outdoor living space, we don’t have anything that qualifies. My dream is to have a great outdoor living space.

  12. Megan T.posted June 17, 2014 at 9:03 am Reply

    I’d put the fire pit in our back yard. We love to entertain and plan on having many BBQs this summer. This fire pit would be a great addition to our parties!

  13. Mike Stratmanposted June 17, 2014 at 8:12 am Reply

    It would be nice to have it sitting on my back patio for an evening relaxing on a great summer night

  14. Angieposted June 16, 2014 at 2:24 pm Reply

    We are building a new house and a fire pit would be great in our backyard.

  15. Karen Sueposted June 16, 2014 at 10:26 am Reply

    We have a deck adjacent to our screened in porch, it would fit perfectly.

  16. christine jessamineposted June 16, 2014 at 8:44 am Reply

    I would love this for our back yard

  17. tammyposted June 16, 2014 at 8:38 am Reply

    Just moved into a new place with a HUGE back porch/deck – with nothing on it except the built-in benches. This would be a great item to kick-start our outdoor living area renovation :)

  18. Ashleyposted June 16, 2014 at 7:48 am Reply

    We just bought a house and we have been concentrated on the inside so much, but our back yard is so bare! I’d love to place this fire pit on some patio blocks to add to our outdoor decor!

  19. Julie Pposted June 16, 2014 at 6:48 am Reply

    I would love to have a firepit that gorgeous to put between my patio and my big tree! Under the stars. I have never seen any firepits that are so unique!

  20. Janie Schwyhartposted June 16, 2014 at 6:16 am Reply

    After living in my house 20+ years, I am adding a “real” patio instead of my cement slab. This fire pit would look great with my remodel!

  21. Shellyposted June 15, 2014 at 1:11 pm Reply

    I’d put it on the back patio.

  22. Meghan Finleyposted June 15, 2014 at 11:58 am Reply

    In my backyard

  23. Becki @ Bites 'n Brewsposted June 15, 2014 at 9:57 am Reply

    In my new backyard!! Once they put the sod in…

  24. Julieposted June 15, 2014 at 8:07 am Reply

    Something that fabulous I would gladly put on display in my backyard between my patio and tree. I’d even make it a focal point.

  25. barleecreationsposted June 15, 2014 at 12:13 am Reply

    If I won I would put it in my backyard.

  26. Pamela L Whiteposted June 14, 2014 at 8:59 pm Reply

    I will put it out on the inside the yard ‘walkway’ and enjoy it very, very often!!

  27. T Michelle Trumpposted June 14, 2014 at 7:30 pm Reply

    In my backyard!

  28. TaraOposted June 14, 2014 at 7:01 pm Reply

    We have a concrete area in our back patio that would be perfect for the pit!

  29. Dona Burkeposted June 14, 2014 at 4:45 pm Reply

    I would put the pit on our back patio which looks out on the water. What a great addition it would be!

  30. Elizabethposted June 14, 2014 at 2:52 pm Reply

    That elegant firepit would sure upgrade my backyard deck!

  31. Melanie @ Carmel Momentsposted June 14, 2014 at 12:38 pm Reply

    Out on our huge lonely deck! :)

  32. MARINAposted June 14, 2014 at 9:24 am Reply

    I have the perfect spot on our back patio for this fireplace! We love entertaining groups of friends and our tradition is to roast marshmallow & make s’mores at the end of our time together. We have an old, beat-up firepit that works just fine for this, but I would love the pizzazz of this firepit!!

  33. libbyposted June 14, 2014 at 8:49 am Reply

    I would put in my front yard where we sit at the grill

  34. Mrs. Roccoposted June 14, 2014 at 8:11 am Reply

    About 6 months ago, we purchased a new to us house. It had been vacant and a little neglected, especially the yard. The Mr. & I have been slowly working on cleaning it out and taking a good look at what is there. We would love to be able to put in such a beautiful fire pit! Actually, this whole post has been a inspiration for our outdoor areas. I love the gliders!

  35. coriposted June 14, 2014 at 8:00 am Reply

    We have a random concrete slab that I’d like to spif up!

  36. Laurel Hposted June 14, 2014 at 7:19 am Reply

    It would definitely be the centerpiece on my patio. I love it’s rustic look!