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 cushio

I like the gate around the fireplace - "wavy wood pet gate"

I like the gate around the fireplace - "wavy wood pet gate" A similar toned room, with a lighter fireplace and hearth. Look at how clean this hearth look, how not-washed-out the room is, and how much more the floor pops.

The fireplace is one of the most dangerous parts of the house for a mobile toddler. Here's how to properly baby-proof it to keep them safe.

Baby-Proofing 101: How To Baby-Proof Your Fireplace

The fireplace is one of the most dangerous parts of the house for a mobile toddler. Here& how to properly baby-proof it to keep them safe.

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