For our first official post of the summer, what better topic than the backyard grill/BBQ?
Who wouldn’t dream of having a custom-built BBQ on your patio? Nice feature, huh? Kinda pricey though. Unless you “inherit” the sad shell of a former such luxury with your foreclosed home, which you bought with your super-handy hubs, whose ultra-super-handy-pops is always willing to lend a helping hand.
So… here’s what we started with…
Ugly. Sad. Pitiful. EYESORE.
So bad, in fact, we put up plywood support and duct-taped plastic tablecloths over this thing in an attempt to sheild it from view during our Open Dream Party. It was the perfect spot to serve drinks, including this YUMMY sangria, but we would never force our guests to see the extreme DIY home improvement project that awaited us underneath.
But once we did have the time/energy to tackle it – we think the results are quite impressive!
Here’s how the Dream boys got ‘er done:
The BEST part? The entire project, which the pro’s would charge thousands to do, cost us less than $150. Here’s how:
Mortar = $6
Bricks/Pavers to fill holes = Free! Recycled from ones we dug up on the backyard
Plywood/wood = $19
Dura Rock = $16
Tile/grout = $90
Paint = already had
Grill = already had
Labor = FREE!
Total cost = $131
Yep, you can color us happy and know that we’ll be enjoying many a grilled meal in the future.