Finding Inspiration in: Some Patio Creativity!
Hi there! In place of my usual Wednesday fashion rant, I thought I’d share a project from our backyard!
We are hosting an engagement party on our patio, and in attempt to keep things intimate, we decided to cover it with a white tent. Which means that we won’t be able to use our fire pit… which means that it will be right in the way! As I was trying to decide how I could cover it with a banquet table, it occurred to me that it would make for some great casual seating! With some help from my husband and Dad, and some new ceramic garden stools, I was able to transform this little space into a party ready venue. Scroll to the bottom for a supply list and how to directions!
What you’ll need:
- Outdoor fabric or canvas – I used 2 yards
- 2″ piece of foam – 2 yards should do, depending on the size of your brick circle
- Batting – 2 yards
- A glue gun
- Square piece of plywood
- A saw
- A staple gun
What you’ll need to do:
- Measure your fire pit and buy a piece of plywood large enough to cover the opening and brick. I ended up buying a 4 x 4 foot square.
- Place it over your pit and trace a circle on the under side with a marker (while standing on your head).
- Using a saw, cut along your traced circle.
- Cut your foam to fit onto the circle (I ended up with four separate pieces) and glue them together – and down onto the wood. I found that a glue gun was the only glue that worked quickly.
- Once your foam is fixed to the board, cover it with a layer of batting (this will help to keep the foam from separating) and staple it to the back of the board.
- Cover this layer with your fabric and staple it securely to the back of the board. Don’t staple it too tightly, you won’t want it to pull on the staples when someone sits on it (and rip your fabric). That’s it!