July 13, 2021

Transformation Tuesday #33

It's Transformation Tuesday! I received a few fun transformations to share this week. As you know, I can't do Transformation Tuesday without transformations to share, so please keep sending them :)

Here are this week's:

Attached are pictures of my recent kitchen transformation. We had a crap ton of 1980’s wallpaper to remove in the beginning and just painted all of the walls white after that.  Finally, over the last couple of weekends I painted the cabinets and installed updated hardware.  I also put up a backsplash using peel and stick vinyl tiles.  I still want to update a few other things and get new appliances, but for under $200 I was really happy with the update for now!

- Ali

This might be a silly transformation, but it has made me feel a lot better about myself! I love makeup and wore fake eyelashes everyday for over 2 years. When taking them off at night, I would just rip them off which caused me to lose most of my real eyelashes. 

Once the pandemic started, I stopped wearing makeup because of wearing a mask, pretty much never leaving my house (everything was closed in Germany), and I was pregnant so I had no energy to do much to myself. I really realized how much I ruined my lashes. 

I found this serum called Lash Cocaine on Amazon (I am in no way affiliated with them) and started using it. In 10 weeks my lashes grew SO much. I still use it and am so happy with my lashes. I no longer wear fake ones and have had so much fun trying new mascaras!

- Alli, Germany, makeup lover

My husband and I had talked about expanding our open concrete patio into a larger, covered one for several years. Staying home so much last year sealed the deal for us, and we did it! We love it and spend SO much time out here now.


Ali, I am stunned that those are peel and stick tiles! They look amazing. I bought a box of them a long time ago and have never attempted to put them up--but I want to try it now. The new hardware on the cabinets looks awesome, too.

Alli, I don't think the transformation is silly at all--it's remarkable! I've always thought the eyelash growth serums were just a gimmick. What a big difference. They look great!

Jeanna, WOW. You did exactly what I've been wanting to do for ages. I would sit out there all day long! It looks so inviting and fun.

Thank you so much for sharing your transformations! As always, they are so fun and inspiring to see. Again, please keep them coming... just send a before photo and an after photo to my email at: katie (at) runsforcookies (dot) com. Make sure you include your name and a description of your transformation. I look forward to seeing more next week!


  1. Love the kitchen. It's such a subtle look change, but so nice. Love the back splash. The hardware is nice too.

    The extension to the patio looks great.

  2. These transformations are so inspiring. I love it when people make spaces their own.

  3. The pupper definitely approves of Ali's cute kitchen makeover! 🐶 Jeanna's patio looks really inviting as well. I'm impressed by the change in Alli's lashes.

  4. Thanks, guys! Sometimes small changes make a big difference :-)

  5. Thanks, Katie! The kitchen tiles are such a fun pattern, and that lash growth is no gimmick!


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