August 17, 2021

Transformation Tuesday #38

Happy Transformation Tuesday! I was thrilled to see several transformations in my inbox this week; I'm going to post a few today and then save a couple for next week. But please, always keep them coming!

I'm so bummed because I spent four hours cleaning the garage today and I totally didn't think to take a "before" photo of it. There was clutter EVERYWHERE. The people from Saatva finally picked up the mattress today. (We'd decided to return it and bought a different one in the meantime, but we were waiting for weeks to get the Saatva mattress out of here--it took up a lot of space).

Noah invited some friends to come over for a bonfire today (we have a lot to burn after last week's storm knocked all sorts of branches into the yard). Since they'd be using the garage, I wanted to get it clean, and it looks so much better.

Anyway, here are some fun transformations this week...

We had this odd area near our front entry way that we never knew what to do with. One day I had an idea to make a sitting area in the front yard (we live on a very wooded lot set back from the street).

We removed the boulders and leveled the area.  We created a small paver area, used the boulders as part of the arrangement - and river rocks as the filler.

It looks great and we can't wait to add a small fire pit to enjoy what is left of the summer and into the fall.

- Lorri, Syracuse, NY

Lorri, it looks beautiful! That's a great idea to make it into a sitting area. Every time I see the sitting areas on Transformation Tuesday, it makes me want to make one. Your property is gorgeous, too! -Katie

My husband completed this transformation of a piece of live edge wood into a coffee table. He gathered different materials he had at the family farm to fabricate the legs. Once he had them welded together we had them powder coated for durability. The final product is a one-of-a-kind coffee table that we love.

- Cheryl

Cheryl, your husband did a fantastic job! I love that he used materials at the farm to create the legs--very creative. It looks amazing! -Katie

Canberra, Australia is in lockdown with its first cases of COVID in over a year. With us all stuck at home, I decided it was time for a new hobby. My first puzzle was not the easiest choice but it was fun and had me hooked for 3 days!

- Sarah

Sarah, I LOVE puzzles, so this is fun to see! I'm super impressed that you chose that as your first. I get hooked once I start a puzzle, too--I don't want to do anything else until I finish, haha. Great idea for (another) lockdown. Hopefully things get better soon! -Katie

Thank you so much for sharing your transformations! As I always say, I love this series and I hope to be able to continue it indefinitely--so please keep sending transformations. Just email a before photo and an after photo to me at: katie (at) runsforcookies (dot) com. Include your name and a description of the transformation. I look forward to seeing what you come up with :)


  1. Cheryl, that table to die for! STUNNING!

  2. I look forward to these every week. Especially love the outdoor seating area! Your readers are so creative.

  3. I like the new format for your comments, and these transformations were great!

  4. Love the new comment format! Much more readable.


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