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Make a Sink Skirt

23 April 2009 9,677 views 4 Comments

by heather

Professional designer and former Senior Style Editor of Martha Stewart Living Eddie Ross posted a great high concept decorating idea using flour sack dishtowels found at a dollar store! He made a classy and tailored-looking sink skirt that also provides a bit of powder room storage! He got a quote from an upholsterer for the same job and was told it would cost $750 to get a similar look (and that's without the cost of the fabric!) [project here] [Thanks for the tip, craftydame]

Eddie got the towels at the dollar store, and you can also pick up grosgrain ribbon there. For Eddie's version of the project, you will also need Stitch Witchery and Velcro, both which can be found at craft stores or the craft section of your local big-box store. You can also do without the Stitch Witchery if you are comfortable sewing ribbon to towels.

Project Estimate:

  • Flour sack dishtowels (11), $1 each
  • Grosgrain ribbon (probably need about 3), $3
  • Velcro, $5-7
  • Stitch Witchery, $3

Total: $22 (Eddie's estimate on his blog was $15)
Total savings: $728!

p.s. Here's another Eddie Ross post on Dollar Store decorating - lots of great tips - with photos!!

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  • songbirdtiff said:

    Absolutely beautiful! The ribbon makes all the difference.

  • Mary said:

    What a cool idea! :)

  • Eddie Ross said:

    Thanks for the mention! Glad you liked it!


  • Angela said:

    I actually just recently made a sink skirt for our pedestal sink in our downstairs with NO STORAGE SPACE whatsoever. I used an old table cloth that went on a smaller table we no longer own. I hemmed it to fit and then ruffled the top. I used some adhesive to attach velcro to the sink and the other part of the velcro to the back of the ruffled top of the skirt. It was super easy and free for me since I already had the fabric in the form of a table cloth!