I'm finally over my sickness, and it feels great to start crossing things off my house to-do list again. This past weekend I made a few minor adjustments to the bathroom -- BEFORE:
AFTER (painted cabinet white and replaced weird silver bulbs on vanity light w/clear ones):
I really think the bulbs alone make a huge difference, but its also nice to get rid of the fake wood in the room. And speaking of fake wood, I also started the transformation of the big laminate TV stand I got for $15. Here it is, untouched:
And here's a close-up of the ugly handles I'll be replacing:
This TV stand is definitely nothing special, but its just the right size to hide the DVD player, VCR, and stereo, and it was CHEAP! Ideally I would have liked to put the TV on a beautiful antique sideboard or low dresser like the one below, but those things are too expensive....like 400+ dollars.
Sigh. Isn't that one perfect?? But for now my $15 one will have to do, and I'm hoping that once I paint it and add new handles that it'll actually be kind of cute.
I sanded and primed it yesterday, and next Saturday I plan to paint it, put the new handles on, and drill some holes in the back for the wires.
One more thing I have to mention. Yesterday I made sweet & sour tofu for the first time (from VeganYumYum), and omg its SO. GOOD. Seriously. Its my new favorite thing and even though I made it last night, all I've been able to think about this morning is how I want to go home and make it all over again. The crunchy tofu was so good, and the sauce was amazing with it. If you feel like trying something new (and making a mess in your kitchen that's totally worth it), give this recipe a shot. Its delicious!