Ideas to decorate exposed pipe?

by Brn28388018
I had to place pedestal sink on outside wall. Because of freezing temperatures in winter, pipes have to be under floor, not in wall. Pipes are exposed And unattractive. I do not want a cabinet or a fabric cover. I can paint the same color of the wall. I thought about white plastic or metal gutter piece, or decorative metal. Any ideas?
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  • AuntQueenie AuntQueenie on Mar 18, 2018

    Hobby Lobby has a crazy selection of decorative duct tape, wide or thin, solid colors too. People use it to decorate just about anything. I would use that if you wanted to make it look metallic or like metal. Otherwise, paint it so it blends in. My dad's bathroom has the same sink so I know what you're talking about.

  • James D'Amalio James D'Amalio on Mar 18, 2018

    Sorry, I think if you took a piece of the foam pipe wrap (it's like a pool noodle with a slit on one. When you put it on have the slit facing the wall. The idea I'm having is to make the visibility of the pipe greater. So, before putting it on, because like it'd quite off putting. Apply several coats of Mod Podge brand Gloss Coat, that's the one that has an orange label and looks like a bottle of glue, you can not use the spray kind because those typically have butane, acetone, or both, and it'd just melt the foam. After building the protective layer, the world is your oyster... Had to, I would apply something like Plastidip to it. You can do a layer painting on it, and match it to your bathroom. For example if your metals are a style like brushed aluminum, like your spigot and toilet handle and what not is to, you can make it stand out intentionally as a tie in color to the accents. Another possibility would be to to make it the exact same look (color/finish /Et cetera) for example if the pedestal is the porcelain white, high Gloss, you can make it match, to the T. Personally even for the white I would do a base coat with the high Gloss black Plastidip. I've done quite a few different items with Plastidip and putting a dark glossy base under a light finished high Gloss, really makes it pop, gives it a little life. Nowhere the same if you're finishing it up with a Matte or satin. I think having be an accent rather than a match to blend would be much more appealing and can used as a tie in for a spaced out color that's meant to be a full accent color for the room. There's my idea, figured I'd give two different detailed variations of the basic concept. Hope you find it interesting.

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    • James D'Amalio James D'Amalio on Mar 20, 2018

      I've gone a bit overboard on the projects that I have been using it in, the real plus side is that on most surfaces you can simply peel the paint off, and it will be like it was never there.

  • Jee26519024 Jee26519024 on Mar 18, 2018

    My sister has this same issue. We built a “U box”

    Painted white to hide these. It fits between the ceramic stand with the USide up against the wall.

    • Brn28388018 Brn28388018 on Mar 19, 2018

      Went to Lowes tonight and brought home some plastic wgite glossy gutter pieces...kind of a ready made U box. I am going to try it in a bit.

  • Laura Wyness Laura Wyness on Mar 18, 2018

    I have a shelf that runs up to the sink pipes and I put two decorative bottles right up next to the pipes. The bin is the other side. What about decorative vases with faux flowers?

  • LaFawne LaFawne on Mar 18, 2018

    I used two large wire vases on either side, sitting on the floor. Filled with moss, and then put large fake fern in each one. Looks pretty and you cant see the pipes at all-quick and easy!

  • Brn28388018 Brn28388018 on Mar 22, 2018

    painted to match wall for now. Looks ok. Will buy me some time while I try other options. Still thinking about cutting a piece of plastic gutter, Or a planter. Sink is beside a window. Live plant is an option.

  • Christy Roppel Christy Roppel on Mar 22, 2018

    what about making a sink skirt? Either all the way around, or just on the sides? Use Velcro to stick to sink.