But with a little work every chance we could get – our DIY outdoor living room and kitchen space is finally complete. If there was one thing more than anything else we wanted to create at the farm, it was an outdoor space to enjoy life. So with that in mind, we decided to put our DIY gloves on and try to build a space that gives us a place to enjoy the great outdoors.
It started way back in April when we began to move enough dirt beside the house to build a base for the pavilion.
Its hard to believe that now as Fall sets in – we can now look out and see that big dirt pile from April has now turned into a place we can hopefully enjoy outdoor living for many years to come! It took us about 8 weeks from pouring the concrete footer to installing the last homemade shiplap door, but it’s complete!
A view of the back of the outdoor kitchen and pizza oven, with the pavilion in the background. We built a wooden form to hold the firebrick as we mortared each brick in to create the arch.
We made our forms from scrap wood to create the top and the grill cutouts.
Mary found these drop down sun screens for the pavilion, which make eating outdoors in the evening perfect.