Renting Redo: Skirted Sink

I know I know, enough with the striped fabric, right? I've got my final use for it, which I gave a peek to last week when I was talking about all the ways to use the stuff! Today, I'm sharing and easyyyyy Renting Redo for sinks and cabinets without doors. 

Here's what you'll need: a naked sink (as seen below), heavy fabric (I used this!), a hot glue gun, pinking sheers and some trim (which is optional). Here is my very naked sink before - 

I had some trim on hand that I found super discounted on Fabric.com. I've used it on curtains before and had just enough to round out this skirted sink.

I didn't even take process pictures because this is a fairly straightforward project. I just sat down with my hot glue gun and slowly made my way around the sink, cutting slits where I ran into towel bars and making a simple pleat (just by folding and hot gluing) in the front. Here are a few ways to make this even easier:

  • Rather then hemming (or fake hemming with stitch tape or hot glue), use the natural edge of the fabric that hasn't been cut. The line is perfectly straight and it gives the illusion of being hemmed.
  • Use pinking shears for any cutting to avoid fraying.
  • Cut splits where towel bars or any obstructions may be, then just go around.
  • Use trim to clean up your top edge

As you can see, not the most beautiful edge (you can see hot glue, eek!) but it's fine for what it is. This dainty white trim added a subtle little detail that was definitely needed.

Here's the after!

Seeing the skirted sink now makes me realize how totally naked it looked before! It makes the sink feel more substantial and interesting. Also, don't be jealous of our super cool linoleum floors. #realliferenting

Now, you may not have a naked sink like I did, but this same concept could be used for naked kitchen cabinets, a laundry room or a kitchen sink. Check out these fabulous skirted sinks + cabinets around the web: