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!
EARLY CHILD'S SETTLE CHAIR 19th c. New England pine, child's settle chair, original green painted finish, canted back (trimmed top), shaped sides, old patina, seat appears to be early replacement and stamped "R.W. Swift", from a Milton estate, 24" h, 13" w.