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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  



Thank you Courtney Kennedy

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Thank you Courtney!

I Just wanted to share with every one the Amazing Partnership we had with Courtney Kennedy Design! She was Awesome to work with and We hope to work with her so much More!. Her Logo is Up top and you can click through the logo to go to her website, You will not be disappointed, She has an amazing eye for home decor! Thanks again for being so easy to work with, and snapping these beautiful pictures for us!

Much Love

Tracy & Robin


Jenessa Wait New Collection added to our Shop!

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So excited to Launch our new line partnering with Jenessa Wait! She has such amazing talent doing hand lettering! We thought she would be a great addition to our shop! She has been so sweet to work with and so accommodating! We truly feel like even though we have never met we have gained a new friend! We also have this new Bakery in the town we live in called Bakers Rhapsody and they were so kind to let us use their shop to take these amazing pictures of our new collection! So exciting!! We have been beyond blessed with the most amazing people along our journey making these lovely wood signs! You can find all of these for sale at our shop

Here they are!! Let me know what you think! =]

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Wood signs =]

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I Thought I would post a wood sign collage. We have been so busy through the holidays getting all of our orders out and I have to say, I feel so blessed to be able to sit back and look at what all we have accomplished! To be able to do what I love every single day is truly a blessing. We rarely blog about our signs but with out our signs we wouldn't be where we are today! I have been trying to get pictures of mutiple signs together! Here is a sneak peek! More to come soon I hope you enjoy!!  

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Much love to you!! 

Robin's House tour

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Here is my house tour! (this is Robin by the way) I figured I would start out with some before and afters of when we first bought our house! We have come a long way! After I put these collages together I realized that we really have done a lot!

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So Here is the Actual start of my House tour!. This is my Living room slash Kitchen area. Before, I am still searching for a picture but there use to be a wall separating the two and as soon as we moved in we figured the wall had to go! It is made it so nice for us to all enjoy our time together in one big room. I have come to the conclusion that back in the 70's they really liked there walls!

This is The Beauty Shop!

I did in the past go to Douglas J. Aveda Institute and got my license, and since I solely do signs now I figured I needed my own space to still enjoy the art of doing hair!. We have made a lot of use out of this room since there are so many girls in my family this is our spot to come down and relax while I do all the work! Haha just kidding I love it down here as well! Behind the curtains is our sewing/craft room! But we had a lot of stuff going on back there so I thoughtI would spare your eyes the mess!

Here is just one lonely picture of my bathroom but, I love waking up to this it gives me motivation for the day =] I have a lot of updating to do in here so someday I will have before and after pics on here of this!

Here's my Bedroom. These two pictures I love so much, one is painted by my mom and one is painted by me. They are copies of the blue nude by Picaso.  Although they are very different from his (because he was amazing) but we though we would give it a try! =]

Whitney's Room. I just love her room, a lot of times I will just go in there and lay on the bed and stare at how cute it is! This room has so many things that people bought for her and were able to display in her room, She has done so much healing after losing Ryan she was just what our family needed as she is the first grandchild on my side of the family. She also joined into my niece's and nephews on Isaac's side of the family (my husband). Another cool thing, when I was pregnant for her my two sister in laws were also pregnant with babies as well so she has some very very close cousins!

Isaac & Cole's Bedroom. I had so much fun decorating this room for them. It is a tiny room but we managed to fit so much in here for them! I love the tribal theme that people are coming out with and I just had to have a little bit of it in my house! The closet did end up having a dresser in it for Cole, but I did some extra little things in there so they can still hang some stuff up! I do still want to add some more storage components in there but for now this is what it is! =] Also when we first moved in the little door in his room really creeped me out but now I love it the outside of the door is a chalk board so the kids can write on it and they play in there all the time. They Love it!

Well that is the end of my house tour! I hope you enjoyed and leave some feedback I am always up to doing something new! Thank you for looking!

Come see up the Wicker Houses 6th link party! =] Get inspired!

Come see up the Wicker Houses 6th link party! =] Get inspired!

Tracy's House Tour

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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