On a cold 25 degree (that is cold people!) night at my parents house, we decided to head out back and check out their new fire pit. Well, let me just tell you, we checked it out and enjoyed it SO much! Warm, cozy and such a fun gathering! We enjoyed it so much so that when I came home from work a couple days later, my husband surprised me with our very own (and smaller) version of the fire pit and bench. It was adorable and according to him so easy to make! He just got a few pressure treated 2 x 6's for the bench, and then some landscaping bricks to construct the fire pit. For a little bit of time creating and only $45 we had our very own fire pit and bench--much cheaper than the kind you get in stores (and more personal since it was hand made!).
(parent's fire pit: the inspiration)