How to Turn an Old Washing Machine Drum into an Awesome Outdoor Fire Pit

If you want to put a fire pit in your backyard, but don't want to spend a lot of time or money on it, this $10 DIY Upcycled Fire Pit designed by Sarah and Joe over on House & Fig is the perfect weekend project. It's simple, looks great, and shouldn't take much more than an hour to put together.

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You can pick up a washing machine drum from a used appliance store, and you'll also need a few pieces of steel for the legs and a can of high-heat paint.

Start by stripping and sanding the drum until the edges and lip are smooth and there are no plastic pieces left on the inside. You can use a wire brush to remove any soap scum.

Sarah and Joe welded steel legs on theirs to get it off the ground, but this step is optional.

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Once you're finished, just spray paint the whole thing whatever color you choose and you're done.

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Check out the full tutorial over on House & Fig for more details and photos.

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