Monday, April 4, 2011

The 'Hottest' Seat in the House: Alex Designs a Radiator Cover and Bench!

While I was away in Chicago and Grand Rapids, Alex got to work on a new surprise project!  I was soooo excited when I saw what he was working on when I got home!

We have a small room on the backside of our house that is adjacent to the living room. In this room sits a long radiator that is sandwiched between 2 walls.  Take a look...
 We always thought this would be a perfect spot to build a radiator cover/ sitting bench.  Here are a couple images to get an idea of what we are talking about...
Isn't it an awesome way to add nice window seating and reclaim what would have been unuseable space!?!  It also means that I get to make some new cushions and pillows to style up this little space! Yes!!!!
PLS Custom Design
 So, here is a picture Alex took of his game plan for the DIY radiator cover/ bench.
We have all the supplies and Alex has been working away for a few days on the cover.  For now this is a little preview of where he is at, but we will have more detailed DIY post to come once we get finished up!
Just for fun, here is a shot of Alex's worker buddy (aka a gratuitous Rocco photo).

Working hard? Hardly working?  You be the judge :)
I'll continue to take photos along the way while Alex and Rocco work and the post should be up in a few days!
Happy Monday!


  1. Love the sketch! Looking forward to the end result.

  2. We have radiators in every room and have covers on them. You can buy sheets of decoratively cut metal and put that over the openings. You can paint the metal any color you want or it comes in gold or silver. If you are interested to see what I'm talking about, email me and I"ll send you a photo. You can get the sheets at Menards or probably Home Depot too.

  3. That will look great! Making wood radiator covers is somewhere on our to-do list but it's way down there, like one step above never. Can I live vicariously though yours?

  4. How do you keep your radiator so clean! I have 5 radiators in my house and they collect dust and dog and cat hair better then tape. Maybe I just need to make covers for all of them to hide the mess? Send Alex over when he is done at your house, ok?

  5. That is going to look awesome! Can't wait to see the end result!

  6. Oooh, I can't wait to see how it looks. what a genius idea!

  7. Images looking nice, i am waiting the final result..

  8. It looks great and I am hoping to do this in a space in my home. I was wondering if you feel like you get the same amount of heat into this room?

  9. Did you finish? Would love to see the "after."


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