Skirted Sinks Are So In RN: Here’s How to DIY One

You’ve got a borderline clinical addiction to Sephora and the madcap beauty arsenal to prove it—which is why your tiny, storage-challenged bathroom kinda looks like a bomb went off. Fear not, friends: With its sweet and simple country-chic look, a pedestal sink skirt is the perfect solution for enclosing all that eyesore beauty clutter (and more). Check out this easy-peasy tutorial from our friends at One Kings Lane.

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What You Need:

- Adhesive Velcro tape
- Scissors
- Fabric (several yards, depending on your sink)
- Needle and thread (or a sewing machine) 
- Measuring tape

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What You Do:

Step 1: "Take the measurement from the floor to the bottom edge of the sink basin to get the finished length of your skirt, adding one inch to that measurement to accommodate for the Velcro that will hold the skirt in place. To determine the width, take the measurement around the sink on three sides, skipping the back side that faces the wall. If you want to gather the fabric for a more feminine look (this is what I chose to do), double the width to give yourself enough fabric for gathering." 

Step 2: "Cut the fabric to the desired dimensions, and finish the raw edges by folding them over and sewing in place. Next, gather the top edge and run a stitch back and forth through the fabric (this is known as a running stitch), and continue to gather and measure as you go until it fits around the three sides of your sink."

Step 3: "Apply one length of Velcro around the top edge of the skirt. Then apply another length of Velcro to the underside of the sink basin. Position the skirt in the desired place, and you’re done! The best part about using Velcro to attach the skirt is that you can easily remove the skirt for washing or switch it out if you want to change up the look."

For the full tutorial, head on over to One Kings Lane. 

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What You Get:

Like, a ton of chicly disguised storage space for all your beauty clutter...without sacrificing any extra square footage. 


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From 2014-2019 Grace Beuley Hunt held the role of Home Editor covering interior design, styling, trends and more.