Curtains & Skirts: Easy Organization with Fabric

The other night I sewed a skirt for the pedestal sink in my tiny bathroom, and I couldn't be happier with how that yard of fabric conceals the plumbing and adds pattern and storage.

While I wouldn't condone shoving everything into a closet, closing the door, and calling it a day, using fabric is a quick way to conceal a little clutter and just make a visual clean slate. The solution works for any room and also can be a way to add color (Images 1 and 5), create continuity (Images 8 and 9) and delineate spaces (Images 2, 4, 7, and 10).

For smaller projects such as sink skirts, an added bonus is that you can change fabric frequently at a relatively low cost. For about $15 total, Eddie Ross created a tailored skirt with dollar store towels and grosgrain ribbon (Image 3). For instructions on how to make something similar, check out his blog or these directions from Real Simple magazine.

MORE CURTAINS ON APARTMENT THERAPY:
How to Make Pom-Pom Fringe Curtains
Small Space Solution: Curtained Storage
Killy & Oliver's Hidden Home Office

Images: 1. Canadian House & Home via Little Green Notebook 2. Killy Sheer Paradis on Apartment Therapy 3. Eddie Ross 4. Domino via Decor8 5. Dottie Angel 6. Decodir 7. Mat Sanders for Apartment Therapy 8. via Cococozy 9. Barry Dixon Inc. 10. Martha Stewart

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Kim has been sharing creative projects and ideas as a Contributor to Apartment Therapy since 2010. Her writing highlights stylish, budget-friendly solutions to common household problems. Kim is a fluent French speaker and a houseplant enthusiast.