Thanks for all the input. DD has been successfully climbing now for a little over a month. At first, I hovered her. Then I realized she was steady enough and watched from across the room. She got down the same way she got up, no worries there.
I had my living room in shambles because I moved everything so I could paint. She got up on her table...but almost fell on hard "stuff" lying everywhere. It scared me and I flipped it over. I later flipped it right side up, but next to a wall so there's more security (until the painting is complete, then I'll move it where it's supposed to go).
Then she started on the dining room chairs. I did do the "please sit on your butt" thing and she listened sometimes (she knew that from the tub already). But it's more fun to stand up and dance. A few days before I posted here, she was on the chair having a good 'ol time. I was working in the same room. I had my back turned and she hit the floor--head first from standing position. I felt horrible. That's when I turned all the chairs on their sides and asked for advice here.
So, I guess I'll just turn the chairs upright again and let her climb. If it's not the chairs, it's something else. It's just that I *can't* hawk her 24/7...I have things to do (as we all do). I try to give her as much freedom as she wants while still keeping her as safe as I can...it's just hard at times.
The only toddler park I've found around here doesn't have much for the todd's to do. A couple slides, a swing...and this "maze" you walk through, nothing spectacular that will satisfy her climbing desire.
Thanks for all the replies though. One of the many challenges.....