As you may know, we’ve been working across the miles on Youngest Daughter’s apartment in So Cal. It’s been a challenge living more than 1,500 miles a part, but we have made do.
When she first found her little apartment, one of the first worries was the bathroom. The tub was dirty and the entire bathroom was grubby. The old wall-mounted sink and the mirror above it were yucky. Plus she needed storage. When this bathroom was built there was no such thing as a blow dryer, flat iron or hot rollers. Where would she put all these things?
She suggested that perhaps she could put a basket under the sink, but again, that would make the ugly little bathroom look uglier. She told me her first thought was to add an old-fashioned skirt around the sink. I thought that was a fine idea.
When I was out there helping her move in, we didn’t have time to do much work on the bathroom aside from cleaning the awfully stained tub. Arriving home, I agreed with her, a sink skirt would solve a lot of problems and give the little ugly bathroom some needed love.
Playing on the shabby chic concept, we decided on a redo that would involve black and white and blue accents, playing up the blue in the tile around the bath tub. She texted me the measurements of the sink — from wall to wall around it and from about one inch below the rim to the floor. Using some fabric I had in my scrap bin, I pieced together a skirt using white broad cloth and a black and white lattice print. I made the skirt so it could be taken off and washed. When we traveled out to So Cal last month on business, we took a little detour up to Pasadena to give the bathroom its much needed makeover, including a sink skirt.
The pictures tell the rest of the story.