September 14, 2021

Transformation Tuesday #42

Happy Transformation Tuesday! I was thrilled to see several transformations in my inbox--enough for a couple of weeks :)   So I'll post a few today and save the others for next week.

Last week, I took a picture of Estelle on the treadmill--I thought it was funny that she was sleeping there. (The bed of the treadmill stays warm for a while after I'm done using it, so I think that's why she was attracted to it.) I was going to post it for Friday Night Photos, but I was kind of horrified at how dirty it was! I never think to dust it, so there was clearly a build-up of dust there. Anyway, after seeing the picture, I decided to take a few minutes to clean it up. It looks so much better!

This small transformation of the front door does wonders for our entryway - had the inside painted white and outside black. I’m slowly changing out all of our gold door handles to black, too. Next up is the oak stair rail!

- Stephanie, Colorado

Stephanie, what a huge difference! It looks so clean and modern. The yellow wreath really brings out the color of the door, too. (I was so excited when we swapped out our gold door handles! That alone makes a big difference.) The door looks great! Make sure you get a before photo of your stair rail, too ;) 

I didn't grab a great before photo of this. I'm moving and planning to use this big wooden "closet" in my living room, but I despise the color orange (I know you love it, sorry!). I picked up a gallon of paint for $15 and just gave it a quick coat so it is all white/off white rather than such an intense orange. 

I used the same paint on two additional pieces of furniture I'm moving with as well so the paint was money well spent. 

- Crystal

Crystal, isn't it amazing what $15 can do to transform something?! (While I love orange, I know that it's definitely not the favorite for most people, haha.) Something as simple as paint can make you feel like you have all new furniture. You did a great job! -Katie

My 15-year old daughter and I cut our hair and donated it. Hers was donated to Maggie's Wigs 4 Kids of Michigan and mine was donated to Locks of Love since it had been permed within the last 2 years.
She cut off a total of 15 inches and I cut off 12 inches. 

Kandi and Tavia - Central Wyoming

Kandi, I LOVE this transformation--what an amazing thing to do with your daughter! You both have gorgeous hair and I'm sure whoever receives it will be thrilled. I looked up Maggie's Wigs 4 Kids (I hadn't heard of it before) and just wanted to share the info here in case anyone else is interested in donating hair to this non-profit that helps kids with hair loss. Here is the info on how to donate (you can have your hair cut anywhere and then mail it--it looks very simple). It takes 10-12 donated ponytails to make one wig!

Thanks so much for sharing your transformations! (If you sent me one and it's not here, it's just because I'm holding onto it for next week.) To submit a transformation, just send me a before photo and an after photo at: katie (at) runsforcookies (dot) com. Don't forget to include your name and a description of your transformation!


  1. So cool to see more hair donors! Woo Hoo!

  2. I'll bet their hair grows so fast that they can donate again in a year. I've done it in the past a couple times, but haven't thought about it lately. This is a very good reminder for me, because now, I think I'll do it again.

  3. Love the hair donors! My "pandemic ponytail" is seeing its last days soon I hope. just need to let it grow maybe a month or two more to have enough hair. I'm really a short-hair girl at heart. All these transformations are fabulous.


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