Mrs. Fixit: Sink Skirting

May 31, 2009 9:25:35 AM PDT
Adding skirting to a wall mounted sink will hide exposed pipes, dress up the sink and give you some extra storage. I'll show you how easy it is!

Ready made curtains are the perfect solution for this project. They're already hemmed and ready to go!

First, measure the drop from the sink bottom to the floor. You'll want to add a couple of inches to the height measurement to be sure you have enough to fasten it in place. Then measure around the outside to be sure you'll have enough width.

Decide whether you want the skirt to lay flat or have gathering. If you want it to be fuller make sure you get enough material to account for the extra bunching.

If you have a cast iron sink you can take the look for a test drive. Grab yourself some heavy duty magnets and hang the curtain to the underside of the sink. They'll hold it firmly in place without any commitment.

If you want a fuller look, thread a piece of yarn or string through the rod pocket on the curtain and scrunch it up before you adhere it in place.

To attach permanantly, use heavy duty adhesive hook and loop tape.

The great thing about this project is if you need to wash the skirt or if you change the décor it's super simple to pull off! I'm Mrs. Fixit and it's just that simple!

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