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dining room decor

Dining room weekend make over / Before and afters / Dining room reno /

D I YRobin Saylor

Okay so here is a little before and after action. Everyone who knows me knows I love my weekend projects! This is one that I was so excited to do. I do not get these weekends very much where I actually accomplish what intend to but I was on it this weekend. Having three kids sometimes really puts a wrench in your plans lol. This is one of those projects that looks like a lot of work went into it, but it was not bad at all. Putting the chair rail up made the wall paper job super easy because I had such a short amount of space to do, then throw some paint on and put some covers on and there ya have it.


Here is the before picture. The main things I did was add some chair rail, which is surprisingly very easy to do and leaves such a finished look. Added wall paper, and stained the bench all one color to match the table. The bench, I built last year and I thought that I would love it two toned but It just wasn’t working for me. Doing it all one color made me love it so much more! Also I got these chair covers on amazon and they are awesome. They are a universal fit and they fit so snug they look like they are just part of the chairs, And they are cheap! 4 covers for $34 or 6 for $44😱 In the link below it will take you to the exact ones that I bought you can choose 4 or 6. If you do a general search you can spend hours looking, -That is what I did ha.


Mr. Sandy really wanted to be photographed! I swear he poses for pictures! 😻 I love him! Do any of your cats love to be in pictures. I thought that it was a little weird at first but he is so cute I love that he pops his little head in for a quick shot!


The true piece to resistance is the mirror! I wanted a large round mirror for the longest time and finally my sister cracked for Christmas and got it for me!! I was so so happy I went back to my child years getting all excited like Santa came just for me!! Sometimes my kids just catch me standing at the island gazing into the dining room in la la land 😂 I wonder what they think sometimes! Actual no I do not, I would probably get my feelings hurt!


So there you have it. It took me some time to get to the point to actually start on this project but I am so happy it is done now. I would love to hear what you think! Comment and let me know! =]

Things used for this make over 

round mirror - Mine came from hobby lobby and it is 30” round I can not find a link for this exact one but I will link a similar one 😉 

wall paper- amazon company world of wallpaper  

chair covers - amazon $34 🙌

Rug- nuloom rugs  

light fixture- rivet by amazon  

bamboo roman shades

Because Jesus eats with everyone leather strap sign from salted Words  



Tracy's House Tour

HOUSE TOURSTracy & Robin3 Comments

Welcome to our house, we love company so come on in, make yourself at home and have a look around.

Our house is small but we raised our four children here and we have attributed our homes size to the closeness of our family. Sometimes God's greatest blessings seem small but turn out to be huge in disguise.

I thought I would start with our dining room, this is where we spend most of our time since we love to eat and share words, I thought it would be fitting to start here.

Our Dining Room

Our Dining Room

The living room

The living room

I attached two pics of the living room, I couldn't get it all in one shot, I thought you'd like to see our television and console and where we sit to watch the big black box, Papa Bear and the Grand kids are huge fans so it's usually always on, the only time it's off is when I'm here alone which isn't very often since this is where we work. If I do get a chance to be home alone I'm usually catching up on some long overdue reading.

Our brand new kitchen.

Our brand new kitchen.

I Love our new kitchen, the hubs is a great carpenter, he did this all and it turned out so beautiful. The only thing he has left to do is cabinets surrounding the fridge, he worked so hard on the whole project I thought I would lay low on asking when he's going to finish it. Someday I'll show you before and after pics.

The Grand kids playroom.

The Grand kids playroom.

I LOVE LOVE this room, we designed and decorated this room entirely from thrift shop finds, family hand-me-downs and hand made items. We made these roman shades, the toy box & the signs, they were the perfect finishing touch. This room is probably my favorite room in the house, not only is it adorable but it has two tall windows and when they're both open the most beautiful breeze flows through.

Salted Words office.

Salted Words office.

We are super proud of this room, the pic isn't so good but you can get the idea,Robin and I built this built-in desk. Someday I'll also add the before and after for this room, The transformation was amazing.

I don't know if you noticed but I did not add our master bedroom, our grand son was taking a nap and we don't wake up two year olds around here unless we have to! and I was already in the midst of doing this post so I didn't want to wait, so we shall add it later.


We hope you have enjoyed our tour and we hope you stop back soon!


much love to you