June 14, 2022

Transformation Tuesday #75

Happy Transformation Tuesday! Today has been a busy day (and I still have to go grocery shopping, ugh) but working on this post is a nice little break. Today's transformations really show how a simple change can make a very big difference. Enjoy!

This is a sign at the entrance to my subdivision. It took a little over a year to complete, as this was a community effort. Several of us took the letters off last summer and repainted the sign. A former resident made the letters, someone else painted them, and then yet another person put the finished letters on the sign. Definitely worth it, I think. A simple improvement, but a big difference!


Elaina, this is such a fun project to do with the community! Something I never would have thought to do. It's great that your neighbors all came together to work on something for the neighborhood.  The improved sign looks amazing! You all did a great job.  -Katie

When they switched my office at work they put me in this cubicle. I decided to add some of my personality to it and make it unique. It wasn’t much, but I really enjoyed working in that space. I even hung a sarong across the opening for privacy during Zoom meetings. I have moved on from here, but still miss my Zen cubby.


Laura, I love what you did with something as plain as a cubicle! You made it looks so cozy; I think zen is the perfect word for it, actually. The Zoom background is awesome--how fun!  -Katie

We don't have much space in our house for our son's toys. They are mostly in this one corner of the living room. As a toddler/preschooler he just had lots of little toys and the toy box with lots of colorful bins was great. As he's gotten older (just turned 7) he has several larger bins filled with toys that go together (Magna Tiles, Cars). We had 4 plastic storage bins piled on top of each other in addition to the toy box. He also has a zillion books (like his mom!) and the cloth bin holding the downstairs ones was falling apart. 

The whole thing was always cluttered looking, even when it had just been organized. I worked with my son to weed out toys he didn't want anymore and we replaced his toy box with this 6-cubby shelf that can hold most of his toys and the books we keep downstairs. The cloth bins do hold a random mix of toys, but you can't see them all the time. I love the way it looks in my living room and it's been easy to keep looking this way!


Lisa, I love the organization! I remember those days very well--when my kids were little, it looked like Toys R Us exploded in our living room (well, all over the house, really). We had those plastic bins, too, and they became a catch-all for everything. The new shelf looks great! I really like the fabric on the bins--and I'm sure you love the color being a little easier on the eyes, too ;)  -Katie

Thank you for sharing your transformations! It's always so fun (and inspiring) to see what you come up with. And please keep them coming! To share a transformation, just send a before photo and an after photo to me at: katie (at) runsforcookies (dot) com. Be sure to include your name and a description of your transformation, and I'd love to share it for Transformation Tuesday.


  1. Laura! That is amazing! You should be workspace designer ... can you come do mine too? LOL

  2. Amazing what a few small changes can do.


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