September 07, 2021

Transformation Tuesday #41

Happy Transformation Tuesday!

When looking through transformations for the Tuesday posts, I feel like I need to do some compilation posts of specific transformations throughout the series: bathroom makeovers, garden makeovers, furniture makeovers, etc. I get so inspired by all of the posts and it makes me want to make something over! Right now, I really need inspiration to get my landscaping done. I'm dreading it so much (and I've been procrastinating for, well, a year now).

Anyway, enjoy these transformations! And then transform something yourself and submit it for next week--just take a before photo and an after photo and send it to me at: katie (at) runsforcookies (dot) com. Include your name and a description of your transformation. Without submissions, there is no series, and without a series, there is no inspiration for me to finally get moving on my landscaping ;) 

My little transformation started as an outlet to the chaos that exploded in March 2020. I needed something to keep me busy while locked down, and some place peaceful to ride out the storm. I love to garden, so naturally, that's what I turned to. Here is the humble little zen corner I created next to the porch in my back yard. These pics don't do it justice!

- Caroline

Caroline, it's so pretty! It looks so welcoming and--well, "zen" is the perfect word for it. That's an awesome idea for lockdown, too; having a project to work on definitely helps! (I drywalled the garage which took months--but it passed the time so quickly.) I wish I enjoyed gardening... you are very talented :)  -Katie

When we had our daughter last December, we wanted her nursery to be the bedroom closest to ours. Ultimately though, we wanted her room to be at the end of the hallway next to her sister’s room. I’m so embarrassed by the clutter but for over a year her future room has been a total junk room that I’ve avoided dealing with. But now she’s 8 months and a great sleeper, so we cleared out the junk room and either donated or found a place for everything, then made it a nursery. I love how it turned out! Hopefully I’ll have another transformation soon, I’m planning to turn her old nursery into a home office :)

- Laurel, Seattle

Laurel, I love it! It looks so warm and cozy. When I come visit, I'm definitely going to have to lie down and take a nap on that rug ;) The color scheme is great, too!  -Katie

My brother, sister-in-law and myself spent all quarantine transforming their new house! At one point they were able to repurpose their cabinets into an island. They bought a marble table on Facebook marketplace, took off the legs and made an island! Brand new kitchen for less than $100!

- Angela

Angela, that island is amazing! What a cool idea to use the marble tabletop for the island. I LOVE repurposed items like that--it's so fun to look at something and think how you might be able to transform it to fit your wants/needs. You all did a great job!  -Katie


  1. I love this series! Great transformations this week. I think my favorite is the kitchen island.

  2. I love this series and it always inspires me to do something around my house. Today I primed a bookcase that's been in my garage since April. Unfortunately I forgot to take a before picture. I'm such a slacker!!


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