Sara
Sara
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  • Clarkston, MI

DIY Baby Proof Fireplace!


We have a doubled sided fireplace and a toddler! We bought the foam that is suppose to stick to the edge but our toddler had more fun taking it off every time we put it back! I came up with a solution. (FYI we do NOT use our fireplace)
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Here's the hard surface we wanted to cover.
diy baby proof fireplace, bedroom ideas, fireplaces mantels, how to
We had three pieces built to cover the bricks.
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Each of the three pieces connect. This makes it easy to come off and on.
diy baby proof fireplace, bedroom ideas, fireplaces mantels, how to
Here's the material I gathered. Material that matched our home decor, hot glue gun, foam, the foam edge I found in the first place, scissors and staple gun.
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First, I hot glued the edge piece on.
diy baby proof fireplace, bedroom ideas, fireplaces mantels, how to
I cut the foam to cover the rest. Make sure to cut around the fasteners.
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It's covered and ready. Unscrew and remove one side of the fasteners.
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Cut and iron your material, then lay it out. Place the wood down, close to one edge.
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Starting in the middle, pull the material and staple.
diy baby proof fireplace, bedroom ideas, fireplaces mantels, how to
Staple all the way down each end.
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Repeat on the other side.
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Fold the ends over like you're wrapping a present.
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Screw the fastener back on. Only remove one side at a time so you can line them up perfectly.
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Put them all together and she's done! Check out my BLOG for more DIY and home decor!
Sara

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  • Sara
    on Jul 10, 2015

    Unfortunately, our fireplace is right between our kitchen and living room. An area we pass through multiple times a day. If she was running and fell, I would rather her hit her head on this than the hard brick. Thanks for reading!

  • Susan Rawlings
    on Feb 6, 2016

    Oh, this is so lovely. What a great job.

    • Sara
      on Feb 9, 2016

      @Susan Rawlings Thanks Sue! It was the perfect solution for us!

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