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...
Here's Mandy's original Good Question: I'm wondering if there are other parents out there that have baby-proofed their concrete fireplace hearth in an attractive way. I'm trying to figure out how to make a cushion or something to cover it that will stay put, keep the boys from hurting themselves, and also look good. Help!
Mom-in-law to the rescue! Here's what she did: To make the "slipcover" for the hearth, she cut the bumper in half and sewed the two pieces together on the long edge, leaving one section on each end un-sewn, so it could be wrapped around the ends. She sewed some velcro onto the ends so it could be tightly secured. I was going to add some sticky velcro underneath as well, but so far the boys haven't pulled it off. It was a perfect solution and luckily the pattern on the bumper matched our family room decor.
Hopefully this can be a solution for other parents, and a way to reuse one of those hardly used baby items! Yes, Mandy, we think it will - thanks for sharing!
How To: Repurpose Crib Bumpers
Nursery Tour: Evan's Brown and Blue with Pops of Orange Room (with bumpers repurposed as window valances)