DIY Sink Skirt
I live in an older apartment. That means things have seen lots of use. My bathroom has definitely seen better days. While I would love to gut it and start from scratch, let's be real, that is not an option and this is not where I plan on living forever. As you'll see in the before picture below underneath my sink is cringeworthy. Trust me I have tried to clean it and failed to make it less of an eyesore...no such luck. If you can't clean...cover! So sink skirt it is.
I measured around the sink and then from the sink to the floor. Once I had my measurements I made a quick sketch of the design I wanted. I went to fabric store and picked up to large pieces of fabric from the remnants section (I ended up getting some pretty expensive fabric for a very low price). My other supplies included a hot glue gun and glue sticks, Command picture hanging strips, no sew hem tape, fabric glue, a tape measure, and a pair of scissors. Luckily I had all these at home.
The front and two sides of my sink measured 50". Since I was using fabric remnants, I split my largest piece into two equal pieces and joined them to the ends of my smaller remnant using the hemming tape. I was able to get a total width of 75". On both sides and on the bottom I used the hemming tape to create a 2" hem. I played around with the folds until I had the 50" width I needed.
From the left over fabric I cut a 1.5" band and used fabric glue and the hot glue gun to cover the raw edge at the top and create a border. To attach the sink skirt to the sink, I used Command strips. I followed the instructions on the package to attach the strips to the sink, then I used my hot glue gun to attach the strips to the fabric.
Before & After
This is definitely an upgrade! Plus side, I can now store cleaning supplies underneath the sink. This was pretty easy to do, but I did learn a couple lessons:
- Use a lighter weight fabric. The fabric I got was heavier which meant I had to get creative and use a combination of hemming tape, fabric glue, and hot glue in the areas where the folds are.
- Use a fabric that is more wrinkle resistant. The fabric in the middle wrinkles very easily. I'll be lifting this pretty often, so I'll always have to deal with wrinkling.
It's not perfect but it's an improvement. I'm still trying to find ways to clean tiles, grout, and pipes, but until I figure it out this is a great solution. Let me know what you think!
Until next time, XOX