June 01, 2021

Transformation Tuesday #29

Usually when I write Transformation Tuesday, I feel like it was just yesterday that I'd posted one. However, it feels like FOREVER ago that I last shared one! I think because this past week was super busy, the days felt longer. Anyway... I couldn't come up with a common theme for this week, so here is a variety of transformations--enjoy! I have a couple left in my inbox, so if you sent me one and haven't seen it yet, I'm not ignoring it--promise ;) 

This is our rescue dog, Maggie May. My aunt runs a rescue here in Michigan. Every couple of months they pull a van-load of dogs from a high-kill shelter In Kentucky, bring them up here, and find homes for them. Maggie gave birth to 9 puppies in the shelter and lost them all due to parasites. When Maggie arrived at the rescue a couple days later, my aunt said she knew right away that she was a really special dog. She called us to come and meet her, and we took her home. The ‘before’ picture is from the ride home the day we met in 2018. The ‘after’ is a current photo.

- Rikilynn, Michigan

Here is one of my "mini make over" projects. I liked my old valences but they didn't do anything to brighten or cheer up my living room (which is actually a big living/ dining area). I ordered this fun midcentury design fabric to fit with the vibe of the house but inject a bit of "happy". I think it does just that!

- Deb

A few years back we were able to purchase an apartment for our family's vacations. Nobody seemed to like it very much when we bought it, it was very outdated and had very small rooms crowded with furniture. We made it work for us with a lot of paint, furniture from Ikea and decorations from home goods. I am proud to say I hauled all the decorations in my suitcase all the way from PA to Spain where the apartment is. (and no, I didn't bring the fridge and washer with me to Spain, they were not included in the sale and we had to buy new ones).

- Monica

This is my bathroom renovation from 2018. It’s the original bathroom from 1987 when my townhouse was built and I hated it every morning! This is my first home; I had been a renter for 20 years and I’ve never redone ANYTHING EVER!! The redo has made me so happy and every morning I feel like I’m at a fancy hotel getting into the shower! The barn door has been a great feature too and I found a local woodworking guy to make it for me. 

- Stacy, Virginia 

Rikilynn, I'm THRILLED that you adopted Maggie after such a trauma--how sad that she lost her babies! She looks so happy and healthy now. What a lucky pup!

Deb, I LOVE the fabric you chose for the valences! It's definitely something I would have picked out. It definitely brightens up the room.

Monica, I am absolutely stunned at the differences in those rooms! The kitchen cabinets are amazing--I love the colors you chose.

Stacy, I can totally understand how you feel like you're in a fancy hotel each morning--what an awesome job you did on the remodel! I especially love the shower floor.

Thank you so much for sharing! I'm down to just a few transformations left in my inbox, so please send me some this week. To submit a transformation, just send me a before picture and an after picture to: katie (at) runsforcookies (dot) com. Don't forget to include your name and a description of your transformation!


  1. omg, all those transformations are awesome!!!

  2. What a great post. Love all of the transformations! Thank you for sharing.


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