it’s curtains for you!
by victoria comment

9/28/21

diy sink and kitchen cabinet curtain ideas / sfgirlbybay

yep, it’s curtains for you, but i mean it in the best way possible (not like some dastardly cartoon character!). i’m talking about kitchen sink or cabinet skirts, which come in quite handy if you’ve got unsightly plumbing or not ideal-looking cabinets. popular in european kitchens and an easy and affordable way to give your kitchen (or for that matter – a dishwasher, laundry room, bathroom, or office) an updated look that’s not only practical but pretty, too. and these aren’t your granny’s sink skirts, but instead some quite modern takes on the old rustic curtains you may have seen in yesteryears. i’m not the ultimate diy’r but i think taking existing longer curtains and giving them a shorter hem to fit your counter space would be fairly easy. or grabbing some Curtain Rings with Decorative clips and clipping them to fabric panels — or as i did in my kitchen and repurposing moroccan towels for curtains. i’ve also linked to a few ready-made options i found on etsy and other online shops. here are some great looks i found for you. looks like a pretty simple makeover, right?

diy sink and kitchen cabinet curtain ideas / sfgirlbybay

diy sink and kitchen cabinet curtain ideas / sfgirlbybay

diy sink and kitchen cabinet curtain ideas / sfgirlbybay

diy sink and kitchen cabinet curtain ideas / sfgirlbybay

diy sink and kitchen cabinet curtain ideas / sfgirlbybay

photo credits clockwise from r to l: kitchen sink curtain with smeg from herz and blut; linen curtains using clips from improvised life; diy sink skirt from martha stewart; diy skirt from apartment therapy; linen sink skirt via lantliv; urban outfitters Averi Pompom Gauze Curtain; checked curtain panel with ties from not perfect linen; french stripe kitchen cabinet curtain via fleaing france; Martha Stewart Laguna Stripe Semi-Sheer Tie Tab Curtain Panel Pair; black skirted kitchen cabinets via regards set maisons; two-tone linen sink skirt via design*sponge.

diy sink and kitchen cabinet curtain ideas / sfgirlbybay

diy sink and kitchen cabinet curtain ideas / sfgirlbybay

diy sink and kitchen cabinet curtain ideas / sfgirlbybay

diy sink and kitchen cabinet curtain ideas / sfgirlbybay

diy sink and kitchen cabinet curtain ideas / sfgirlbybay

diy sink and kitchen cabinet curtain ideas / sfgirlbybay

diy sink and kitchen cabinet curtain ideas / sfgirlbybay

• photography credits: click on the image which will take you to its original source. in the case of my collages, the links are listed just below clockwise from left to right.

5 responses to “it’s curtains for you!”

  1. Love this post! Curtains under sinks and those awkward spaces also work perfectly here on Cape Cod. Check out our homepage photos as we use one of our Design No. Five horseshoe crab floret prints on Belgian linen as a way to hide our under counter not always tidy shelves.

    Huge fan of your work!

  2. I have been wanting to hang curtains. Even thought of it yesterday and well obviously this is a sign!
    And, thank you for getting me over to Design Sponge. I am so happy that we are able to still click through the pages of. It will forever be one of my happy place!

  3. Love this place! Have been there as well and Lisboa anyhow is one of my fave places! I would so wear everything that you suggested and Green is my all time fave colour! Great choice again

  4. This post comes at the perfect time! Our family has been a long-time fan on cabinet curtains, and we are putting up new curtains as part of a new mini redesign of our kitchen.

    A few tips from what we’ve learned living with cabinet curtains:
    * If you need frequent access to the area covered by the curtain, curtain rings on a curtain rod are very practical since they slide over more easily.
    * Pleats make curtains look a little more polished. For those of us who don’t sew, you can mimic various pinch pleats using clip-on rings. Great tips on the web!
    * Cotton and linen curtains shrink more than you’d expect, so be sure to take that into account.

    Thank you for all your hard work on your wonderful blog! Really appreciate the easy to do tips and inspiration!

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