Rusty old plumbing left exposed under your bathroom sink can ruin the appearance of your bathroom. While some sinks come with a cabinet built in that hides the pipes, models like pedestal sinks, and ones that mount directly to the wall, leave the plumbing visible. Hide the pipes by installing a sink skirt, which also gives you a bit of extra hidden storage space.
Things You'll Need
- Measuring tape
- Bed sheet
- Fabric chalk
- Iron-on hem tape
- Hook-and-loop tape
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Measure the height from the top of the sink basin to the floor. Measure the circumference of the sink basin. Write the numbers down.
Spread a bed sheet onto a flat surface and measure from the hemmed edge to the height of the sink basin top from your measurements in Step 1. Draw a horizontal straight line at this measurement across the sheet with fabric chalk. Cut across the line with scissors.
Keep the cut piece spread flat; lay the measuring tape flat across the top and mark the measurement of the sink circumference. Draw a vertical line at that point and cut.
Cut two strips of iron-on hem tape in the lengths of both cut edges and iron into place to serve as the hem.
Line up one side of industrial-strength hook-and-loop tape along the edge of the sink basin. Peel the paper backing away to expose the adhesive and press into place.
Install the other side of the hook-and-loop tape around the top of the sink skirt. Attach it in place around the sink to hide the pipes.