How to hide pipes at a pedestal sink

Written by shannon buck | 13/05/2017
How to hide pipes at a pedestal sink
Pedestal sink pipes can be covered with a curtain to hide them. (modern sink image by nextrecord from

A pedestal sink is one which is not placed onto a vanity, and it takes up less space than one that does. The pipes on this type of sink show, which is undesirable to some people. They want the pipes to be hidden by something. You can use waterproof fabric to make a curtain that will fit around the front and sides of your sink and hide the pipes underneath.

Take measurements of the area that the curtain will cover. Measure for both height and width, and cut the width in half for two separate pieces of fabric. Decide on the total width and height of each piece of fabric you will need by including a 6 mm to 1.2 cm (1/4 inch to 1/2 inch) seam allowance on all four sides. Measure for trim around all four sides of each piece of fabric, and add 1.2 cm (1/2 inch) for the length. Do the same for Velcro, which will be placed along the top of the fabric as well as around the sink.

Shop for waterproof fabric in your colour choice. Choose a trim to match or to contrast, depending on your taste, as well as a spool of thread. Pick up your Velcro at this point. Buy pins, a needle and scissors if you do not have them available at home. Make sure you have everything that you need, and you will not have to waste time making another trip to the shop.

Measure the fabric and cut to size if necessary. Fold and iron a 6 mm to 1.2 cm (1/4 inch to 1/2 inch) seam allowance all around both pieces of fabric. Use a needle and thread or a sewing machine to sew this seam allowance, being sure to remove the pins as you go along by pulling them out before the needle hits them when using a machine. Be sure to overlap the beginning and end thread stitches.

Measure and cut the Velcro for each piece of fabric. Pin the one side of the Velcro along the top back of both pieces of fabric. Sew into place, then do the same with the trim and pin it all the way around the front of the fabric, folding the ends under. Sew into place on the fabric at the lower back corner of each piece so that it will not be noticeable.

Measure the Velcro and the sink. Cut the Velcro to fit. Glue the strip of Velcro around the front and sides of the sink where desired. Allow to dry at least overnight before continuing. Hang the curtain by placing the Velcro at the top over that on the sink and pressing into place.

Things you need

  • Measuring tape
  • Fabric
  • Velcro tape
  • Thread
  • Pins
  • Needle
  • Scissors
  • Sewing machine

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