1. The chair in the second photo…I love that chair<3 And I love the first photo too, something about the plates. So quaint.

  2. Arzu

    Lovely pictures. That fabric next to the washing machine is gorgeous. Is anyone familiar with it?

  3. Jenny

    Arzu – That fabric is a favorite of mine, too. It's Manuel Canovas' Misia. It costs a small fortune sadly.

  4. These are adorable! I wish I'd thought of it when sharing a house with my friends – our bathroom had a lovely 70's salmon pink pedestal sink with hideous exposed plumbing.

  5. Worthy of a kirtsy, those skirts add a touch of romance to any sink!

  6. Love this idea – wish I had thought of it for our small half-bath in our NC home – would've been perfect!

  7. I love this! our bathroom is in serious need of a makeover, and this would be the perfect way to spruce up our sink (and give us a little extra storage space!) thanks for the inspiration, as always!

  8. I love the colors in that first photo. Great blog!

  9. Tara

    I am totally gravitating toward the Real Simple version in purple! Which, in theory, doesn't fit me at all. But I love the lines and just the small subtle gathering in only the corners! The purple works in their greyish and white room, but no purple for me!

  10. I'm always conflicted over this look, but you've made a convincing case–these are lovely!

    Something in me loves the clean, sculptural element of the exposed pedestal, but this is perfect for hiding exposed plumbing or extra storage.

    It looks like you're adjusting beautifully to mama of 3–so inspiring! It's always delightful reading your blog, Jenny!

  11. sania

    So pretty! I love how it can go casual with the elastic to classy with the pleats.

  12. I love the skirted sinks … I would definitely have one in my house, but we have all console sinks around here. Luckily they're not extraordinarily ugly or anything, but one day I'd love to transition to pedestals to open things up a little. Lovely inspirations you have there!

  13. I have a pedestal sink in my bathroom and i think about covering it. But then I don't know if that will take away from the nice pedestal itself. I think I will try it and see if I like it!
    Thanks for the pics!

  14. SO cute! I love the simple dynamic it can bring to these rooms that might otherwise be missing a little something!

  15. I love a corner sink! My fams house in Houston has a few (which my mom skirted) and I just think they are adorable. And that washroom sink! Attaway to take something that is normally a bit tatty and turn it into a feature!

  16. Gracie

    I love this idea! I've been trying to find a way to spruce up our downstairs bathroom (which just happens to have a pedestal sink).

    Thanks for the inspiration!

  17. love that first pic…and love the skirt on the last pic. hope you are doing good jenny…can't believe you are so good at doing posts after having a baby!!

  18. We have pedestals in our master bath and I waffle back and forth on skirting them.

    I adore the first pic – corner sinks are so sweet!

  19. I love tiny sinks – like the ones in Europe. Those skirts are adorable, and can add such a nice little splash of color.

  20. Skirted sinks are the BEST. They really are a 'twofer'(two for the price of one). We had an ancient pedestal sink in our first house and I added a skirt to it and it received so many compliments. The skirt not only adds style and beauty but is a wonderful place to hide things away.

    Good luck with your project!

    Tricia – Avolli

  21. Lauren

    Jenny- you could not have posted this at a BETTER TIME!!! I'm attempting to do one in our kids' bathroom & love the inspiration pics you've shown.


  22. Anonymous

    I think they make perfect sense in a laundry room….not sure how I feel about them elsewhere…unless you have a real cottage type home…

    I remember the one Eddie did…I have to admit I loved that one…

    So yeah I'm a waffler…lol

    Kathy :)

  23. I like that the skirt in the second pic isn't ruffled! I have a pedistal sink in my rental bathroom with gross exposed plumbing and stained cushion flooring below… this would work perfectly to conceal these!

  24. Anonymous

    Thanks so much for featuring this, and for the link to the how-to. I have been coveting the look of the Windsor Smith skirted sink I saw in House Beautiful a while back. I need to make it mine, and this will help!


  25. Katie

    What a good idea! Love the Eddie Ross and Canadian House and Home skirts!

  26. Love the laundry room photo! I sooo want a pretty laundry room!

  27. Vivi

    I can't tell you how many times I've favorited that laundry room with the map and striped rug – I love it so! Oh, and great collection of skirts!

  28. Alli

    Jenny, where do you get most of your favorite fabrics?
    I haven't worked with fabrics really, but would love to try this and to reuphoulster an old ottoman.
    any easy to clean/maintain fabrics you recommend?

  29. Barbie

    I love the Canadian House and Home shot best, with a close 2nd to the Eddie Ross one. You mentioned that Canadian magazine. I might just have to order it…hopefully it stays in print for a while, unlike some other greats.

  30. I think I'm going to skirt my third floor sink. I laugh when I see Eddie Ross's, its so beautiful but you can totally tell he doesn't have kids. I can see my Gigi wiping her toothpaste hands in it!

  31. I never would have thought of a skirted table for a pedestal sink but actually looks great! May try this in my laundry room.

  32. sarah

    Adds such charm! Love it

  33. Jono

    Sorry, but I disagree. This is one trend I wish would die. It is so faux country charm, and tacky to me.
    That said, I love the basin in the first photo (minus skirt obv.).

  34. Athena

    WHAT is that fabric in the laundry room??? Absolutely gorgeous it what it is :)

  35. I love skirted sinks. It's an inexpensive way to add softness and interest. I usually use a plain linen, but I really like that bold floral!


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