The story goes that John and I started renting this fantastic little California bungalow in an amazing neighborhood. Just the two of us and a basset hound. We rented for about seven years and then started dropping hints that we wanted to buy it. So we bought a 783 sqft bungalow in LA County. And as soon as all the paperwork was signed, I started tearing that bathroom apart. It's the only bathroom! (Unless you count the random working toilet in the basement).
The first thing I did was rip out the floor. That heinous vinyl flooring was the bane of my existence. Always looked dirty and smelled!
Once the floor was done, the evil cabinet from hell had to go. It was made of particle board which is the stupidest product to make a bath cabinet out of. It absorbed water that spilled on the floor like a sponge! And it smelled. Once the cabinet was gone, we had to reconfigure the plumbing for the new pedestal sink. It took almost a week to retrofit all the pipes and such.
We also installed the baseboard, which I wanted to be simple pine boards. I loved the gray with the pine and the vintage floor!
I purchased some rounded tiles and installed them along the seam.
Here's the finished bathroom. Please forgive the photography, it's an east facing room and nearly impossible to photograph!