Sunday, February 12, 2012

Sink Skirt

Hello everyone!

I wanted to share an easy project that I did over the weekend.  I've been wanting to do this for a very long time, and finally got around to it.  I love how it turned out. 

First, I must share the "before" picture.



Now, here is the "after" picture!


Do you like it?!  It was very easy to do.  I had all of the materials on hand, so it didn't cost me a dime.  I love when I can say that!  Ha! 

I just took a drop cloth and cut it to the measurements of my cabinet opening (double the width for gathering) and then hemmed that.  Then I hemmed an opening at the top for the spring rod.  I ironed it and after removing the cabinet doors, I simply hung it up!  Easy Peasy!!

Here is a close-up.


Most of the time, I see these done under apron front sinks.  I originally wanted one of those when we had our granite counters installed, but later learned that it required our cabinetry to be altered.  So, I decided against it.  However, having this skirt under my sink is the next best thing!


I like how it softens the hard lines of the cabinets.  My husband even likes it!  I didn't expect that from him, but when he said it looked old-fashioned, I knew I had hit the mark!  Score!


To see where I got all of my inspiration for this, you can go check out these blogs and look at their sink skirts.  I think mine is a pretty close match.  If you don't already visit these blogs, get ready to stay there awhile.  There is soooo much eye candy!


Thanks for stopping by!

~ Kelly ~

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41 comments:

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Kelly, that is so cute! Look at you making a sink skirt. Love it.

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

It looks great, Kelly! Elegant farmhouse. One more thing to love about your kitchen!

Debbiedoo's said...

Very charming Kelly. I just saw a blogging friend do one of these and I loved it so much.

Babs said...

Kelly, I LOVE IT!!!! How perfect for the French farmhouse look. What a great idea. You're so creative.

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

The skirt looks wonderful and I love your whole kitchen. It is so pretty!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I love it, Kelly! I have always loved sink skirts ~ whether in a kitchen or a laundry room. There is just something about them. Maybe it is the softening of some of the hard edges. Great job! You know you did a good job when the hubby likes it! : )

Melissa Miller said...

Kelly how pretty it looks! It is perfect and charming in your already beautiful kitchen. Love it.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Kelly I love it! That second pic down belongs in a magazine, so pretty!!

jessica said...

Hey! I LOVE what you did with your sink! So pretty! Your rug is super also!!!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

I love it! What a great look!

❀❀❀Ðαωᾔ❀❀❀ said...

Love it, it looks just darling:) Great thing is you can always replace the doors if you ever decide to change the look again. Simply perfect!!

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

That's a great touch Kelly. It adds a whole new vibe.

Judy said...

I've been wanting to make a sink skirt too but haven't got around to it yet.

I noticed the rug you have in front of your sink....several months ago when I was looking for an antique grain sack to cover my den chair, a decorator in Texas contacted me and through her I was able to acquire 2 of them! One is being used to cover a den chair and the other one is draped over my linen slipcovered headboard....I will share both projects when they are finished.

xoxo,
Judy

stefanie said...

ooooohhhhh,,,, I LOVE IT!!!!!!!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

I love it, Kelly! The curtain is so cute. Hugs, Sherry

Bliss said...

Hey I see the cow in the back! No wait.... that's a bull.

~Bliss~

Linda Chapman said...

Thanks to YOU, I may have a sink skirt in MY future!! Looks GREAT!!

Deserae said...

Love it! I have wanted to do that with my sink for ages but never seem to get around to it! I might just do it now since you have inspired me :o)
~Des

delightfuleclecticabode.com said...

Hi Kelly,

I love it! Love the fabric you used too. I have always loved the look of a farmhouse sink and this is the next best thing. My neighbor debated whether to get one and was told by a few people that water dripped down and casued some cabinet doors to warp (never heard that before) I also noticed that you have a scale on your counter. My new interest is vintage scales and I just purchased one.

~Sandy

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

LOVE it, Kelly! Looks great with your kitchen! Great job. blessings ~ Tanna

Anita said...

Oh Kelly it's so cute!! I love them too and made one a couple weeks ago. Love yours!!

Atticmag said...

It adds a lot of style and good neutral color to the kitchen and you did a great job on the installation. Funny how something retro can feel completely new! Just great. Jane F

SHERRY HART said...

Kelly....I have always wanted to do this! You have inspired me......I have white cabinets and the same granite!

Cindy said...

I love it!!! What a great idea! Your newest follower.... XO Cindy

Christine @ Stonehouse Living said...

Hi Kelly,

LOVE it! It looks fantastic...
Good for you...great fabric choice.
The finishing touch!
All the Best,
Christine

thistlewoodfarm said...

What a FUN idea! I never thought of making it in place of the doors! Brilliant!

blessings,
karianne

Pat said...

I love it Kelly. May have to borrow this idea for the bathroom vanity. There are angled vanities, with a sort of dressing table between. I am thinking the skirt would be pretty nifty on the "dressing table" section.

Thanks for coming by!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh how fun. I love the look. Your kitchen is perfect. Hugs, Marty

rachel@Acts of Life said...

Love it! Looks great Kelly :)

for the love of a house said...

hi Kelly! Your skirt turned out beautifully! Your whole kitchen so, so pretty. And, so happy your husband likes it too- that's always a "good thing";) Wonderful job!

all my best,
joan

Olive Cooper said...

Sweet skirt Kelly, it is very you.

The Old Painted Cottage said...

Kelly,

You are the winner my Brick House Fabrics Giveway!

Please contact me through my website so I can get your info.

oxox
Jennifer

CAS said...

So cute, Kelly, and I really like the kitchen rug. Congrats on your win of those lovely magazines!
CAS

T's Daily Treasures said...

I love the skirt! You have a great kitchen.

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I'm originally from Mississippi; grew up in TX and LA. My husband is American/Palestinian born and raised in Kuwait. The rest, as they say, is history. Never know what life has in store for ya, that's for sure. :)

Thanks for your visits. Have a great rest of the day. Tammy

Jan@southernjunkin' said...

Wow! That looks great! Old fashioned with modern...nothing better!! Visiting from MET!! Drop by to see me sometime!!

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

It turned out fantastic!
Loving your sisal with the
printing on it too.

Awesome!!!

xx
A

Heaven's Walk said...

Luv it, Kelly! They do soften the hard lines of cabinetry, don't they? I put one beneath my "desk" area in the kitchen because I wanted to add more white to the room which is full of wood colored cabinets. ugh! Soooo...the next best thing was to cover some of those cabinets up with a pretty dropcloth skirt! :)

xoxo laurie

summersoul said...

I love it. It really does soften it. And that rug! Are you kidding me? What a beautiful room! Have a great day.

MC

Tammy of {Tattered and Timeless} said...

Very nice. I am the same as you. I have had pics of such a thing on my inspiration board to do when we redid our kitchen. Kitchen has been done for over a year and skirt still hasn't happened. I will do it soon as yours looks so nice.
If you don't mind me asking- I love the rug- did you do that too?
tammy

Holly said...

The sink skirt is so darling. Adds such a quaint touch to your already beautiful kitchen.

Dorie said...

Ok, I love this:) Makes me want to start tearing off cabinet doors...:)!!