April 26, 2022

Transformation Tuesday #68

Happy Transformation Tuesday!

I can't even describe the crazy day I've had. I was already sore from working on the yard yesterday and I had plans of catching up on blog stuff, but I had a bit of a disaster that started early this morning. I'll have to write about it this weekend--it's a long story--but I felt like I was in a sitcom. You know how a whole series of events can lead up to what should be a very bad day, but it's so bad that it's actually kind of funny because it couldn't really get any worse? Hahaha, it was a day like that.

Thank you for all the suggestions for the yard work! I will definitely do mulch and skip the bricks. I was dreading putting the bricks in anyway, so I'm glad to scrap that idea.

I have a couple of readers' transformations to share today... enjoy! :)

I salvaged my in-laws old front door after I sold them a new one. It was in really rough shape. Layers and layers of paint, wood rot, splits. I worked on it on and off for over a year, and finally took it to the door shop at my work to let the professionals restore it. They got it back to good as new, and I painted it pink and hung it as a barn door on my laundry room. Now my pink door dreams have come true. My house is full of boys, so this is my ONE pink contribution ;-)

- Valerie, Oklahoma

Valerie, it looks fantastic! I can't even imagine all the hard work that went into restoring it, but it was definitely worth the effort (regardless of who did it). I certainly understand having a house full of boys; I'm glad that you're able to have your something pink! ;)  -Katie

In January I went away on vacation and left my dog home with a dog sitter. She is a great dog but is a bit of an anxious rescue. She must have seen something out the window and TORE UP my guest room blinds. I was shocked when I got home. Now I have family coming to visit and was able to find an exact match to replace only those slats at Lowes. This has been her first and only destructive behavior in 2 and a half years!!! Now the blinds are perfectly replaced and ready for my brother's visit!

- Stacy

Ohmygosh, what a sweetheart! She must have missed you a lot while you were gone. That's lucky you were able to get the slats you needed without buying all new blinds. I didn't even know that you could do that!  -Katie

Seeing this reminded me of one of the first times we left Joey home alone and he tore up the corner of our couch. He was an anxious chewer for the first year and a half or so that we had him, but hasn't chewed anything since. After that happened, though, I got out a needle and thread and sewed it up the best I could--finishing with a brown Sharpie, haha. I was kind of impressed with my handy work!

Thanks so much for sharing your before and after photos! As you know, I love seeing transformations--big or small. Please keep them coming! If you'd like to share a transformation, just send a before photo and an after photo to me at: katie (at) runsforcookies (dot) com. And make sure to include your name and a description of your transformation. Have a good night :)

1 comment:

  1. Love that pink door and good work on the blinds. Your readers are so creative and handy. Our pupperina is still an anxious chewer although, at four, I think it's become more habit than anxiety. I should take photos of the end of the couch she chewed and Ed's fix. I thought we had to have done the work ourselves and I'm not handy at all! We hired it out.


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