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:

Kirby Dunton Carespodi said...

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

Our Pinteresting Family said...

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

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Now the mosquitoes have to find a new home.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Great idea and love the color. Hugs, Marty

Bliss said...

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

Denise @ frazzled JOY said...

So clever! Love the paint color you chose!!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

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

Heidi @ Decor & More said...

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

Julie said...

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

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

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!!!!

NanaDiana said...

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

Jennifer @ Dimples and Tangles said...

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

Eclectically Vintage said...

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

Teresa said...

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

April S. said...

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!

sew sweet vintage said...

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

Suzy Handgraaf said...

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

Liz @ Quirky Vistas said...

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

Kelly said...

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.

Angela Ryder said...

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

Sammy Smith said...

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

Leslie Stewart said...

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

Tammy N said...

Makes a beautiful planter!

Jenna LaFevor said...

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

Bethany said...

LOVE it! Gorgeous repurpose!

The Cottage Market {Andrea} ♥ said...

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

Roeshel said...

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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