The dream is to one day have a built-in stone fire pit, but today, the dream is our Wayfair 36″ Derbyshire Steel Wood Burning Fire Pit. Now that we’re fully in cuffing season, there’s no better way to enjoy the outdoors (while we still can in the northeast!) than with a rolling fire and some fall decor.
While I was searching for ways to do up our fire pit game, it seemed like every other Pinterest photo featured oversized adirondack chairs in some form or fashion. We don’t have a covered outdoor area, or a garage, and the real estate in our shed is mostly occupied by our lawn mower and snow blower. Adirondack chairs were out of the question since they take up too much space and we had nowhere to store them out of the elements.
I needed a lounge chair that was foldable but didn’t resemble a beach chair (or just looked oogly moogly). After an exhaustive search, I came across the Sava Folding Outdoor Wooden Lounge Chair from Home Depot (seriously though, why don’t people make more cute folding chairs?!).
These chairs are faboosh because they fold up into (almost) nothing, are lightweight, and comfortable to sit on, even for non-petite humans. We can break them out when we need them and keep them propped up against the inside of the shed when not in use. They’re a steal at $84.29/each (most Adirondack chairs run $300+!!!) and I think they look quite spiffy as well.
Of course, it’s not fall without some orange and pumpkin decor. Target pulls through on this one with their endless collection of affordable throw blankets and pillows. Drum roll, please, for The Fifteen Club:
I chose this fire pit from Wayfair because 1) It was big (nothing like a miniature fire pit to kill your outdoor vibes) and 2) It’s relatively lightweight. I can transport it easily, by myself, into the shed once it’s cooled down after using it.
A few tips with all of the above:
- I would highly recommend not using a hose to put out your fire. Use only the wood you’ll need and let it burn out by itself naturally. Most steel fire pits are not waterproof, and over time, if you continue to expose it to water, it will rust out the bottom.
- None of the fall decor is made for the outdoors, so we only bring it out when we’re using it. I don’t even know what an “outdoor” throw blanket looks like, but since it’s only used sparingly, we didn’t feel the need to invest in outdoor-specific decor.
- The fire pit comes with a spark screen (pictured) that is easily removed if you just want an open fire. There’s also a fire pit cover included. If you are putting your fire pit on stone or something that doesn’t hold moisture, it’s safe to leave it outside covered without worrying about rust accumulation.
Happy Monday, folks. I hope this week finds you cozied up with your loved ones near an open fire wherever you are.
“If the world seems cold to you, kindle fires to warm it.” – Lucy Larcom