May 17, 2022

Transformation Tuesday #71

Happy Transformation Tuesday! I don't want to write another "Woe is me" post complaining about COVID (but good GRIEF, it is horrible--today is the worst day yet) so I'm going to try to get at least one or two transformations up today. I actually have enough for two weeks, so if yours isn't up today, please check next week and hopefully I'll be back to normal then!

The worst part about being sick as a stay-at-home mom is that you don't get a break. If I ignore all the stuff that I'm usually in charge of doing, everything would be total chaos. So I don't get a chance to sleep all day. (Jerry does what he can, but he works and I have to do things around his schedule.)

But anyways, I don't want this to be a downer because these are some good transformations to share! Here goes...

While it's a cliché transformation, I wanted to share our landscaping update! When we moved into our house last year I was pregnant, so we didn't do anything to the landscaping except weed it. We really wanted to clean things up this year so we added some simple edging and fresh mulch. It looks so much better! 

- Christie, Indiana

Christie, it looks so good! It's such a subtle change but it makes a world of difference in how it looks! That is exactly what I would like to do with my own yard. I love the simplicity of it but that it looks so clean and taken care of at the same time. Great job! -Katie

This is a very small transformation, but hoping it will motivate me now to start some projects that need to be done. I bought paint several months ago to paint my kitchen cabinets. Unfortunately it has been a very difficult year and I have just been in a funk of anxiety and depression with no motivation to tackle a project. I decided on a whim last week to order new handles for all of my cabinets and drawers in the kitchen. I replaced the old white and brass handles with a more updated look. And in the process gave the cabinets a good scrubbing which they desperately needed. It’s not much, but it’s a step in the right direction. And it makes me feel a little bit better about my ugly kitchen ;)

- Debra

Debra, doesn't it make such a huge difference in the entire kitchen just by hanging the handles on your cupboards? I couldn't believe how different my own looked from that alone. Yours looks very updated--so nice! -Katie

My kitchen re-do has been months in the making. I tackled painting the cabinets on my own. What a HUGE project, but soooo worth it. I hated the dark cherry stain. I had new granite and backsplash installed the past week. All that remains is my new window, it appears to be lost from the factory. The new window has much fewer panes. I’m so happy to have this project behind me!

- Valerie, Oklahoma

Valerie, holy smokes! What an amazing kitchen transformation. It looks so much brighter and more modern. I absolutely love your backsplash. I painted my own cabinets as well, and I give you so much credit for tackling that--it was one of the most tedious tasks I've ever done! But your handy work paid off big time. Enjoy your new kitchen! -Katie

Thank you so much for sharing your transformations with us! It's so fun to see what you all come up with. Every day, I try to tackle something, even if it's small, but since getting COVID, I have a hard time just walking around the house without stopping to catch my breath. Anyway, please keep the transformations coming! I love having a few in the inbox at all times so I don't have to worry about coming up with something. Just send a before photo and an after photo to me at: katie (at) runsforcookies (dot) com. Thanks so much! xo


  1. Katie feel better soon! Remember it's ok to will all be there tomorrow.

    Love the transformations! We need to do our landscaping and I loved the one shown here.

    Handing the new door handles made the cabinets look new.

    And I am in love with the white cabinets in the kitchen. This what I want to do in our kitchen soon. It looks so good! And I am so jealous of the kitchen size.

    Way to go everyone

  2. Love these transformations! I wish I'd taken before and after photos of the many transformations Ed did to our house, but it was long before social media and it never occurred to us. Sending more healing vibes your way, Katie.

  3. Amazing what paint & cabinet pulls can do. Get well soon Katie.


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