Fire Pit Makeover

Cheryl Butler
by Cheryl Butler
3 Materials
5 Days
My other half found this old propane fire pit in the trash. We used it for a while at first but it was bit of an eyesore so I decided to give it a bit of a face lift.
The old fire pit was falling apart, so I first broke off any other loose pieces. I started to fill the crumbling top in with fiberglass.
Once filled with several layers of fiberglass I sanded it smooth.
Once sanded smooth, I put on a coat of primer. After the primer dried I painted it with high heat black spray paint.
To hide any sanding imperfections and to give it texture I used this netting material I got at a fabric store.
I put the netting material over the top and trimmed it up. I put several layers of Mod Podge over the netting to hold it in place.
Once the Mod Podge was dry, I sprayed it with another coat of black high heat spray paint. Looks great!
For extra protection after the paint dried I sprayed it with polyurethane. Here's the end result! icon Ones trash is another's treasure!
Suggested materials:
  • $10 for a yard of netting   (Joann Faberics)
  • $20 fiberglass filler   (a local store that was closing but can get in most automotive places)
  • $6 paint   (also at a local store going out of business)
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  • Gladys Benitez Gladys Benitez on Jul 22, 2017

    Wow, Kool Beans. Really nice look, indeed! I've never used either of these products, black spray paint nor polyurethane. What is the cost difference between the two? I presume that polyurethane is also "high heat" but looking at the last two photos I really can't see the difference??? Last photo maybe, a tadd shinier??? Is this why you used the polyurethane...the shine?? Thank You.

  • Jrr16419520 Jrr16419520 on Jul 27, 2017

    This looks beautiful, however are these products, paint, fiberglass, mod podge and netting, flammable?? Can you still light your fire pit?

  • Doreen Doreen on Aug 04, 2017

    I was wondering h you came up with idea to use netting?? Have you use it before in other projects????

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