Here’s one straight from Granny’s decorating tool box: Sink skirts. You don’t see these much anymore, so we were excited to spot this NOS Vintage Bathroom Sink Skirt in white, black and red for sale on Ebay from seller picnic21. That’s right — this vintage sink skirt — designed by Jane de Jonge and marketed by “By Appointment”, with a Fifth Avenue New York City address — looks fresh from its 1950s? 1960s? 1970s? factory — still in its original box with instructions and price tag.
New Old Stock, box shows lots of wear…1970’s(?) any info welcomed…couldn’t find anything on this company name By Appointment or designer name on skirt Jane de Jonge……care instructions included…Fabric Excelon-vinyl….31 1/2″ long x 54″ wide…band is 2 1/4″ thick. White, red and black… designer name appears 4 times around skirt.
The sink skirt attaches to the sink with an adhesive strip — all the sink skirts I’ve come across before have been held up by elastic or ties — does this make it a woddity?
The adhesive must be reusable since the care instructions say to fold the adhesive into itself for washing and then reattach. This leads me to believe that the adhesive could still be strong even after all these years.
It’s sort of unusual, we think to see a sink skirt that attached on the outside. We think it’s more typical to attach the skirt from under the sink apron — like Laura did in her charming kitchen renovation.