April 13, 2021

Transformation Tuesday #22

I feel like I was just writing last week's post yesterday--time has been flying by this year!

I have a fun personal transformation to share (well, it's actually Eli's). He had an orthodontist appointment today, and he was surprised (and thrilled) when they decided to remove his braces! This actually wasn't his first time with braces; he had them when he was three years old as well to correct a cross bite. His smile was adorable when he was a toddler, but I was concerned because he was choking on food frequently.

I had to perform the Heimlich maneuver more times than I can count. We took him to a pediatric dentist, who said that his molars weren't making contact and he wasn't able to chew his food well. He said he could correct it with braces for just a few months. Eli called them "bracelets" and he was SO excited about getting them after I showed him pictures of people with them. Unfortunately, he still remembers what we had for dinner that day because his mouth hurt so bad that he couldn't eat. He did like choosing new rubber band colors at his appointments and I always stopped to get him a Slurpee from 7-11 afterward.

Thankfully, the braces worked! Those were his baby teeth, and after they fell out, he had some crowding problems when the adult teeth came in. We saw the orthodontist a few years ago, who recommended an expander followed by braces. We paid the equivalent of a new car (not literally, but not too far off, either--braces are crazy expensive!) and now, Eli has a beautiful set of chompers.

This next transformation, I actually saw on Facebook--my friend Trish posted it and I asked her if I could share it here because I was stunned at how amazing it looked. Trish and her husband took on a weekend project--they stained, cut, and hung planks of wood on the wall to make a gorgeous little accent wall!

We have a super small pantry which makes it painful to access anything at the back and it gets messy so easily! Combine that with my obsession of The Home Edit, organizing company/show, and I was determined to make it prettier and more organized. We have plans to build a new, bigger pantry, but until then this will do!

- Sarah

I have disliked the way the stained wood door trim looked around our white six-panel doors since the day we moved in 15 years ago.  However, there are 13 doors (including all of the closets, etc.), and that project never seemed to make it to the top of the list.  I finally decided it was time a couple of weeks ago.  While I do most of the painting in our house, I had no desire to tackle this project and hired it out to a local painter.  I am so happy with the results, it really brightens up the whole house.

- Cheryl

Thank you so much for sharing the transformations!

Trish, the colors you picked for the wall could not be more perfect. It makes me want to do an accent wall in my house! It looks gorgeous.

Sarah, don't you just feel so much better when you organize something that stresses you out every time you use it? I especially love the clear containers you used for your grains. Cute!

Cheryl, isn't it crazy how something like changing the color of the trim can give your entire house a new feel? It looks so different--and fantastic! I don't blame you at all for hiring someone to do it--painting trim is so tedious.

As always, I love seeing the before and after photos, so PLEASE keep them coming! I can't keep posting unless you keep sharing :) So if you'd like to submit a transformation (of anything at all) just send me a before photo and an after photo by email to: katie (at) runsforcookies (dot) com. Be sure to include your name and a description of the transformation, and I'll post it in an upcoming Transformation Tuesday post.

1 comment:

  1. All of the transformations are wonderful! Eli was such a cute kid, and now still super cute. I'm sure all the girls love that amazing smile too!


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