October 19, 2021

Transformation Tuesday #47

Happy Transformation Tuesday! I feel like I have a ton of "before" pictures on my phone from this week because I've been working on a lot of things, but I don't have any "after" photos yet. Nothing seems to be going right for me! The most frustrating has been the exterior door on the side of our house. What started out as a tiny 1/8 of an inch tweak has turned into a big nightmare. Hopefully, I'll be able to finish it this week. Each time I try, I run into another problem.

Anyways, I do have a couple of readers' transformations to share today! Here goes...

I have a very small and silly transformation, but it was pretty satisfying, so I'll share it. :)

I maintain the computers in my department at work. One day we were told "we need to get everyone laptops and all the cables they'll need to work from home, NOW" (Hello, Pandemic), and it was a mad rush to get everything done, digging through boxes of cables and adapters, or simply dumping them out on the floor to sift through.

Then we all went home for a year or so, and I forgot about this mess. Even when I started coming back as needed, one or two days a month, I just avoided looking at the disaster. Even when I was back 3 days a week. Then FINALLY I found inspiration to clean it up: vacation! I hate going on vacation and coming back to mess, so before I go on vacation, I always clean my office and house. SO much happier now. (I threw out a LOT of redundant cables.)

- Amy

Amy, I love this! I have a huge mess of cables that has been growing for years! Whenever we got a new electronic something-or-other, I always feel like "we might need that cable" (even if we already have 10 just like it) so I just add it to our collection. You've inspired me--I'm going to organize the cables (finally) and get rid of all the redundant ones. - Katie

We love our house, but there's an awful lot of dark brown. Rather than do a full renovation of our ensuite, we decided to give it a refresh to lighten it up a bit. We replaced the heavy mirror and dated light fixture with something a bit more modern, painted everything a nice shade of white, and added lots of greenery and photos from our travels. It feels so calm and relaxing now!!  

I've attached some before and after pictures that you can hopefully use. The lighting isn't great in the vanity picture, but you can still see how much of a difference the new round mirror makes!

- Krissie, Ontario, Canada

Krissie, it looks beautiful--like a little oasis! You must love taking baths in there; it looks so peaceful and relaxing. I think the warm white was a great choice. It never fails to amaze me how different a space can look from something as simple as paint! - Katie

Thank you so much for sharing your transformations with us this week! As always, please keep them coming so I can continue to post Transformation Tuesdays. To submit a transformation, just email a before photo and an after photo to me at: katie (at) runsforcookies (dot) com. Include your name and a description of your transformation, and I'd love to share it :)


  1. The bathroom looks so relaxing and bigger. The white is so nice and like the round mirror.

  2. Oh the work cabinet one hit me in the feels....as the office manager I know THAT cabinet but I have been working from home for almost 2 years so I miss my messy cabinet.


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