Today, I wanted to share with you a little project I have been working on in our laundry room.
We have just added a new laundry room to our home, and my husband has done all the work himself. To see our board and batten tutorial, click HERE.
We inherited a little mudroom sink from my dad that I wanted to use in the laundry room. (The perfect laundry room accessory for a mom of all boys!)
When we installed it, it looked a little boring there all by itself.
So I dressed it up a little bit to add some charm to our laundry/mud room…
I really do love the warmth it adds to our laundry room!
To make the sink skirt, I bought some tan fabric from Walmart. It has sort of a linen look, and I didn’t iron it because I like the crinkly look.
I measured the distance around the sink that I needed to cover with the skirt, and then doubled that measurement to get the amount of fabric I needed to make the skirt.
Then I gathered the material to give a ruffled look to my skirt.
DISCLOSURE: I am not a professional seamstress, and my sewing skills are less than desirable. I do just enough to get by and that’s all that matters, right? :)
Here is a youtube video to watch (from someone who does know what they are talking about) if you do not know how to gather material to create a ruffle but would like to learn how: HOW TO GATHER.
After hemming the sides and bottom of the skirt, I used this Home Decor Velcro that I got at Walmart to attach the skirt to the sink.
I simply attached the self-adhesive “hook” side of the velcro to the sink…
Then I sewed the soft side of the velcro to my skirt ruffle. (It says you can iron it on, but I felt better sewing mine on.)
Next, I sewed some jute ribbon from Walmart around the top of the skirt to give it a little more of a finished look.
All I had left to do was attach it to my sink!
It took very little money and very little time to dress up this little corner of my laundry room.
Here is one more look at the before and after shots:
Tomorrow, I will share with you how I accessorized my sink on the cheap. :)
Have a blessed day!