Spending the evening in the backyard is always a pleasure, but there are things that can make the entire experience much more pleasant. As the weather is warming up, it’s time to start planning the space in our yards to ensure we will have a memorable summer!
The latest creation from Farm blogger and Instagrammer Lauren Ashworth is something you will all want to have as soon as possible!
Her magnificent fire pit pergola with swings went viral on Facebook and Instagram as soon as she shared it, and many immediately attempted to replicate the idea.
Lauren built it with the help of her husband Brett and decided to share the instructions needed to build the structure to the blog Remodelaholic.
“Brett is a career Firefighter and is the overall facilitator and muscle behind all-things-reno at the farm. I work part-time and devote the rest of my time as a SAHM to our precious son, homemaking and cultivating our farmhouse dreams. We have a passion for restoration and we’re eager to see our property transform. You can join us over on our blog as we embark on the ultimate DIY: Our 100 year old farmhouse!”
“It is truly an outdoor oasis and an area we created for the sole purpose of bringing our family and friends together. It’s a conversation piece around our small town and we love making s’mores, star-gazing, and relaxing here at the end of the day.”
All you need to have the magnificent pergola at home is the help of your friends, some money, and a few days, depending on your skills! Oh, you might benefit a lot from having a ladder and some power tools too.
The entire thing cost Lauren and Brett around $2 300, being a completely DIY project, and they completed it within two weeks.
This includes $1,300 for materials, at least $600 for the porch swings, $300 or more for 6 Adirondack Chairs, and $ 75 for outdoor string lights.
If you want to cut down the expenses, you can leave out the Adirondack chairs and the string lights. Let’s now imagine the evening after a delicious barbecue outdoors!
If you are a movie-lover, you can purchase a wide frame, which costs $125, and use a stretch fabric screen to project movies!
If you don’t have the required space for the fabulous pergola, think about using the shared apartment grounds or community parks and still make use of this amazing creation!
Prepare for some unforgettable backyard parties!
This summer is going to be awesome, do you agree?
The following photos reveal the building process of the fire pit pergola: