Dressing up a Mud Room Sink
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!
Beautiful! I love it :)
Looks so great~you did a fantastic job!
Fantastic! What a great job. And I love the ‘H’ knob that you mirror is hanging from.
I totally love this! I wish I had a mudroom sink like that for rinsing out paint brushes, etc. Too cute!
LOVE IT!! Super, super cute!
Looks great! Isn’t it amazing what a little fabric can do? Can’t wait to see the next post.
What a great way to make something purely functional into something purely beautiful! Love it!
You dressed her up so nicely-I’m glad you added some femininity to your all boy home!!
it looks great!
Love it! And can’t wait to check out the tutorial for the walls!
So cute! I need to do something cute to my laundry room. It’s so boring in there and already one of my LEAST favorite places!
SO cute! What a difference!!
How cute is that?! I love it! It looks perfect in that room, lady! Good job!
LOVE this, Traci!!! I’m planning on doing this to my lackluster laundry sink…thanks for the inspiration!
Your little skirt looks wonderful, Tracy.
I thought I would stop by and say hello. I hope you, your family and your sister are doing well.
God bless, Amy
I have that same exact sink and let me tell you – yours looks phenomenal! Now I need to skirt mine – wow! I love the board and batten too – now I just need to figure out how to fit all these great projects into my life! Thanks for sharing and have a great week ahead…….Lisa
gorgeous! as always! :)
That looks sooooooo much better!!! Great job!
You know the first thing I thought when I saw the “After” picture? “That is SO Traci!” =) And it is! It’s so cute!!!!
The gather is perfect…adds a little bit of you in a home full of boys. Nice job.
Oh I just absolutely LOVE this! It looks fabulous and gives it so much more charm and character. My mud room is in need of some more ‘love’ and this is great inspiration! :-)
How cute is this! It makes such a difference too. And the sink will be SO useful!
I love it! You know a girl always looks better in a skirt:)
It’s beautiful! I love it so much!!
Gorgeous! I have the same sink in my garage but we only use it to clean our paint brushes. Now I wish it were in the house somewhere so I could make it look pretty like yours. Nice job!
This looks so pretty. Nice added touch.
How funny, I was at Walmart buying the same things for my daughter’s bathroom! I bought the velcro and the fabric. The only thing is I don’t sew. lol! I don’t know if my skirt will look as pretty as yours. I will try though!
Your laundry room looks great!
So pretty and so clever! Now, if only my sink looked that good. The tile guy and painter that we hired made a horrific mess of it! It’s a great sampler of the paint colors in my house, however. :)
Oh I would LOVE a large laundry room with a nice sink like that! The board and batten is fab, too. :)
WOW!!! That is absolutely FANTASTIC!!!
super-cute. Although I could totally see the other half thinking ‘neat! you velcroed the towel to the sink’….
It’s really nice! Feel free to visit my laundry (before and after)
I LOVE this Traci!
WOW!! What an amazing difference!! LOVE the flowers too, the red really makes a nice statement against the white & tan. GREAT Job!!
You did a great job. The sink looks 110% better with the skirt! I can only sew straight lines. I sewed DD2 a cute skirt to cover her washer/dryer. Hope to feature it on our site soon.
Dropping by from Met Monday. Hope you’ll come see the dollhouse repurposed as laundry room shelf I posted about this week.
Oh, it came out so nice. I like the ruffled look. I might have to re-do mine later with the ruffle.
LOVE the skirt!! PERFECT!
Love it! It makes it so warm and homey in there :)
just found your blog. LUV IT, ALSO thrilled to find the past post ref. re covering a chair in burlap. You mentioned double cording for future post and sorry but i could not find it. Have a rocker, searched for DAYS to find a post for diy. YOURS IS THE BEST. need infro to complete project. THANK YOU SO MUCH. I’ve been reading your blog for past 2 hours, such Great Posts. ESP. LUV “My Heart’s Inspiration”. Sound so much like my precious mother who passed away july, 2000. Best Wishes.
hope to hear from you at my email if possible for update instructions.
I LOVE THIS!! That is my mudroom sink!! I have been trying to come up with ideas for UNDER it as we keep our shoes there. DUH — just cover it up!!!! THANKS SO MUCH!!
O My this is so awesome!! I hope to one day try your creation..it adds such charm to your space!
hey look at this…http://northerncottage.blogspot.com/2011/03/laundry-room-freshening.html
Great minds think alike! We must have been tied to our sewing machines at the SAME time!
love how yours turned out! Gorgeous!
Love this project. I love your entire room. It’s gorgeous. I cant believe it’s a laundry room. Thank you for the tutorial!
I have the same sink in the same stop in my laundry room. I had thought of doing this before but you have inspired me to go for it. I think I’m going to use outdoor fabric for mine. Thanks for sharing!
I am SO doing this! I’m thinking of using a waterproof tablecloth, though, since washing dogs and babies is a messy proposition…
I am loving how you added the skirt to the sink. Once I get a stackable washer and dryer I want to put a sink in my laundry / mudroom as well. I am going to bookmark this for when that day arrives. I love this look!
This is the best idea I’ve seen in a long time! LOVE IT!
Thanks so much for sharing this! I’m amazed at how simple this was considering I barely know how to sew. I just finised one out of a sheet from Goodwill and it made a HUGE improvement to the room. Thanks, again!!