Monday, June 24, 2013

Repurposing the Fire Pit

Well after 3 years of collecting mosquito larva on the back patio,  I thought it was about time to make some use out of a metal fire bowl that I had bought before we installed our stone fire pit.
Before
After
 After hosing it off I gave it a quick coat of spray paint ( Eden) on the outside of the bowl and sprayed only a couple of inches inside the bowl since it would be covered with dirt and mulch.
The bowl already had a hole on the bottom that would be suitable for drainage. After filling the bowl with some potting soil, I planted some petunias and lantana, perfect for my sunny deck. 
I topped it off with some mini pine bark mulch, sprinkled some water and my new flower bowl is ready for summer.
 And ironically sits right next to the real fire pit.

Some things are just meant to be as the real pit keeps us a tad bit warmer on chilly nights. For more of my outdoor projects go here.
So tell me, what have you repurposed lately?

PS- I didn't get the cart made that I showed you here  but there's always next weekend! 
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Thinking outside of the "bowl" and creating something pretty

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29 comments:

  1. Love it! I have repurposed my husband. He is now (legally) my employee.

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  2. Such a fantastic re-purpose, Laura. :)I love your yard.

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  3. Now the mosquitoes have to find a new home.

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  4. Great idea and love the color. Hugs, Marty

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  5. So darn smart Laura. I see these at garage sales past their prime and never look at them as anything other than what they were intended for. Till now that is.

    Bliss

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  6. So clever! Love the paint color you chose!!

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  7. What a very clever idea!!! I have the most horrid fire pit... it may now be a planter!

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  8. Nice! Working on some old windows... :)
    xo heidi

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  9. What a great idea! I really love the shade of green that you chose.

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  10. When we built our house, I wanted an outdoor fireplace...as the money dwindled down...the fireplace turned into the thought of a fire pit...which I did not get either...so maybe a fire pit like yours will suffice and I can use it as a planter when the weather is warm!!...Love it Laura!!!!

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  11. Laura-That is a great idea and it repurposed beautifully. I think you should have planted those poker and smoke plants though!;>) Just kidding ya- it looks great- xo Diana

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  12. What a great re-purpose! We're making plans to add a fire pit, I really love yours!

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  13. I need a fire pit - but I love unique planters - so I guess I could go without the s'mores!
    Kelly

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  14. It wasn't that uggly. Now you turned into gorgeous but then you always have that touch.
    Happy Summer!
    Teresa

    P.S. I havent repurposed nothing lately because I have a huge project going on - I'm breaking part of my yards (leaving some stone) and going to turn them into gardens. Hubby is sending murderous looks my way but I pretend I don't understand ahahahah. When I do I might repurpose him... will ask for help then ahahah

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  15. What a great idea! I know a lot of people bought those and are phasing them out but don't know what to do with them other than taking them to the dump - perfect repurposing!

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  16. Great repurpose. Pinned to my summer garden board:) New facebook like. Like me back at http://www.sewsweetvintage.com/2013/06/summer-chalk-boards.html

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  17. Great repurposing, Laura. It looks like it was always meant to be a planter.

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  18. Bravo! Brilliant idea. I have no idea why I've overlooked that since I use everything for planters. I almost threw my old metal pit out the other day, but I knew I would regret it if I did. However it's been sitting there for years unused. It's not in as good a shape as yours, but it will make a great planter! Thanks so much for knocking some sense in to me!
    Liz

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  19. I love your new planter! That was such a great idea. I don't think I ever would've thought to do that. I'm jealous of your real stone fire pit though. My husband and I have discussed building one here but haven't done it yet.

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  20. What a great idea!! Love the color you painted it!!!~~Angela

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  21. You should consider using a bigger outdoor fire pit. I think that it could work out really well especially with more items inside it.

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  22. What a great idea! Your flowers look beautiful!
    Leslie
    House on the Way

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  23. Makes a beautiful planter!

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  24. Genius repurpose!! It is beautiful! Pinned & going to share on Facebook! Jenna @ Rain on a Tin Roof

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  25. LOVE it! Gorgeous repurpose!

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  26. As always my friend...you beautify everything you touch!!!! : ) hugs...thanks for sharing a Junkin Joe...was THRILLED to see you!!!!! hugs...

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  27. This is such a great idea, Laura! I LOVE it! Great color too! I've included a link back in today's Fun in the Sun series highlights. Thank you so much for sharing your creative genius and for participating! :) xoxo

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