I wanted a stylish yet practical way to babyproof  my fireplace hearth. I measured the hearth then built a frame out of pine to slide over it then used rubber pipe insulation to cushion the corners. I then wrapped it in polyfoam batting to add more cushion then upholstered it using tablecloth fabric that has a clear plastic coating so I can easily wipe it clean when sticky little hands touch it! Voila!

I wanted a stylish yet practical way to babyproof my fireplace hearth. I measured the hearth then built a frame out of pine to slide over it then used rubber pipe insulation to cushion the corners. I then wrapped it in polyfoam batting to add more cushion then upholstered it using tablecloth fabric that has a clear plastic coating so I can easily wipe it clean when sticky little hands touch it! Voila!

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Baby Proofing the Hearth - if we ever have a house with a fireplace mantle I am doing this... No matter how old the kids are!!!

Baby Proofing the Hearth - if we ever have a house with a fireplace mantle I am doing this... No matter how old the kids are!!!

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Fireplace cover!  I would pad it so we could use it as an extra seat in the living room.
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Fun DIY chalkboard (and magnetic!) fireplace cover on the blog today! Great idea if you need to baby proof! Link in profile. #diy #chalkbo...

Fun DIY chalkboard (and magnetic!) fireplace cover on the blog today! Great idea if you need to baby proof! Link in profile. #diy #chalkbo...

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Baby proofing fireplace!  Easy to do! 1 sheet of plywood cut into 4 pieces - batting and curtains!

Baby proofing fireplace! Easy to do! 1 sheet of plywood cut into 4 pieces - batting and curtains!

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Pool noodles on the fireplace....baby proofing. $3 for noodles, $1 for double sided foam tape. Somewhat cheaper than $41 version sold in stores....and these will not come off!

Pool noodles on the fireplace....baby proofing. $3 for noodles, $1 for double sided foam tape. Somewhat cheaper than $41 version sold in stores....and these will not come off!

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