Chalkboard Fireplace cover - have plywood cut at HomeDepot to fit over the opening of fireplace. Paint Plywood with several coats of magnetic paint, then paint Plywood with a few coats of chalkboard paint.
Not only did Mandy answer her own Good Question for baby-proofing her concrete hearth, she utilized a crib bumper to do it! Actually, Mandy's brilliant mother-in-law gets the credit for this clever solution. Read how she did it below the jump.
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
If you have a small child running around then you already know a fireplace can be a safety hazard. Not the actual fire itself but the surrounding area made of brick (fireplace hearth) that juts out a few feet.
Baby-Proofing 101: How To Baby-Proof Your Fireplace