No-Sew Pedestal Sink Skirt

Inspired by these two images,


Palmer Weiss

Tom Scheerer

I decided it was time to add a skirt to the ugly pedestal sink in our powder bath.

First I measured.


Then I sat down and came up with a game plan and incorporated my measurements.


I decided to use some indoor/outdoor fabric in a pretty emerald green color.


I did some more measuring and some cutting.


Then I did some ironing. I made my bottom hem 4″ to give some extra weight and make a nice drape. The sides were only 2″.


After I ironed in all my hems and pleats, I used a small amount of Fabritac to secure all the ironing.


Then I glued white grosgrain around the borders.


Using some clear velcro that I picked up at Home Depot (cheapest source I’ve found),


I velcroed the middle panel first to the underside of the sink.


and then followed with the side panels. You can see here that I ironed in a pleat on the side panels that makes it so you can easily access the space under the skirt through the middle panel, but it looks continuous when all the panels are in place.

I love how the skirt hides the unsightly plumbing and provides some much-needed storage in our tiny half bath. Also, the outdoor fabric has worked like a charm here. Any water that splashes down from the sink beads right up and is not absorbed. If something ever did stain or leave a mark though, it would be easy to pull the panels off the velcro and put everything in the washer.

  1. This looks fantastic…really transformed the whole room! I did a similar post Tuesday.

  2. Between you and Camila at High Heeled Foot in the Door I'm learning so much! I love this idea! It looks gorgeous! Great colour!

  3. I think I will be trying this for my printer stand and my pups kennel! Thanks for the great idea.
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  4. Just found your blog this afternoon & had to say that I've really enjoyed reading it. Thanks for the inspiration! Great job on the sink!

  5. That looks awesome. Great job!

  6. Wow! I wonder if I could apply is to the crazy little triangular sink/vanity in the house we're about to buy. No visible plumbing, but the whole piece is pretty clunky and blah.

  7. I love it when you do your projects in your house! I'm still waiting to hear what you did with that screen. We are looking at that screen to see if it would make a good headboard for my bedroom. You have a knack for making the inexpensive DIY look like a million bucks!

  8. Alli

    You make things look too easy! Super cute idea!!

  9. Wow, you are so cool, you make it all seem so easy! I love the look, great bathroom make over! Is that the Girl in the Flowers print in the last photo?

  10. I was wanting to make one too. Love the clean lines! I am a painter…not a sewer so this is perfect!

  11. Katie

    Great job! It looks like a different bathroom! Love it!

  12. Lisa

    Very impressive! Great idea to use the outdoor material. I'm usually anti-pedestal sinks from a practical point of view but I love how you created storage.

  13. TOO CUTE! It looks so fresh and and chic! Your bathroom looks completely different.

  14. I love she color. So different and looks so stunning. I am a new sewer…how do you ever get such straight cuts? Practice make perfect?

  15. I love your projects! Your blog inspired me and several of my friends to take a furniture refinishing class! Thank you for allowing us to use your ideas to better our homes on a modest budget! Many husbands have you to thank!

  16. Sarah

    i am in awe of you and think you are amazing! such a nice job. thanks for sharing!

  17. Tammy

    That looks awesome!!! Thanks for sharing!

  18. Rachel

    Wow, that looks fantastic!

  19. You have the best ideas and implementation! Thanks for showing us that you don't have to have an unlimited budget to bring style to our lives.

  20. Summer

    OK, I really just don't know how you do all this; blog, design business, new baby, personal projects. I feel a bit slacker-like in comparison.
    Question-your personal interior shots always look so well-illuminated. Do you use some kind of lighting, or do you wait for the right time of day? Cheers! -Summer @
    http://www.modernhaus.blogspot.com

  21. Sarah

    what a great job. so pretty too.

  22. It looks so good! I could use these directions to put a skirt around a lot of unsightly things around here :)

  23. rhino2

    I love your DIY projects… even better when they are no-sew!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

  24. Uau!
    Amazing.
    This project is very creative.
    I am post your tutorial in my blog. Ok?

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  26. Anonymous

    This is the BEST sink skirt tutorial online. Trust me, I've been searching for a while now! I'm going to make this one for my UGLY wall-mounted sink :)
    I hate the skirts that look like little kid Easter dresses, all poofy and frilly.

  27. Anonymous

    What a clever idea! I'm going to do this project this weekend. Thanks!

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