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Topic: No-sew Sink Skirt - Soooo much cuter than the stuff they sold in the store!  (Read 18764 times)
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« on: August 29, 2009 08:16:22 AM »

When I moved into my new place a few months ago, I knew I'd need a sink skirt because there were very visible, very ugly pipes under the sink in my bathroom.  I looked in stores and couldn't find anything that I liked because 1) they all attach to the outside of your sink, which made me cringe a little (it would get yucky so fast!) and 2) all the ones in the stores were so ugly.  I couldn't find one in my price range that didn't look like it came from Grandma's bathroom in the seventies.  So what's a crafty gal to do?  Make it myself, of course!

My friend is borrowing my sewing machine, so I made it almost entirely without touching a needle and thread.  Have a look!

If you're interested in learning how to make one yourself, you can find the full tutorial on the blog I write for.  http://www.boredla.com/craftiness-is-next-to-godliness-sink-skirt-minus-sewing/
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« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2009 08:50:26 AM »

so cute! i'll keep this in mind for when i run into this problem (i looove old dwellings, and live in an old neighborhood)

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« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2009 10:45:19 AM »

I too will remember this is I ever need it..... I actually cant wait to move anyways.
Now I hope I have a pedestal sink so I can do this!!  I love your fabric choice.

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« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2009 11:05:31 AM »

oh man i love this!! i totally need one, i have the same issue, ugly pipes showing!! 

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« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2009 07:34:13 PM »

Pennydreadfull, you should totally give it a shot.  Let me know how it turns out if you do!

And melyssa_marie, old houses are the best.
« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2009 12:50:13 PM »

My friend who flips houses is always looking for sink skirts and now we'll be able to make 'em for cheap!
« Reply #6 on: September 03, 2009 11:10:19 PM »

Ooh, good luck!  I imagine that they'd be a good, inexpensive way to get a house looking more polished before you sell it.
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« Reply #7 on: September 06, 2009 08:36:28 PM »

I'm so glad you posted this idea. i have an almost identical sink and i've been trying to think of a way to make it look not so old and make the bathroom come together better. thank you thank you thank you! even my bf loves it and he is quite picky about housewares.
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« Reply #8 on: September 07, 2009 12:56:59 PM »

Wow, Candid, that skirt looks great! It goes perfectly with your bathroom and, like you said, pulls the whole thing together.  I'm incredibly flattered that you used my idea in your house and I'm glad it turned out well.

I love the vintage tile work in your bathroom as well.  I have similar tiles in white with yellow trim (not as hideous as it sounds, though I didn't have much choice in the matter, since it's a rental) and it definitely gives the room character...though it does sort of dictate how you have to decorate.
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« Reply #9 on: September 08, 2009 09:27:56 AM »

yea i really loved the idea. thank you thank you. i like the way the fabric takes the bathroom as far as a sort of style. so i'm pretty excited, i think a new shower curtain is in the works. the floors are original to the house (1952) the walls and around the shower all match but were added recently (not by us). we don't love the tile but i sure like it better now that i figured out what works with it.
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