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How to Create an Antiqued Finish on a Salvaged Door

Hi sweet friends!

Did you miss me? I’ve been feeling under the weather quite a bit lately, and it’s really knocked me on my butt. I have barely had the energy to get through work every day, let alone keep up with housework, projects around our home, blogging and just having a life in general. And I really miss it!

I have days where I start to feel better, and I’ll try to push myself to get a few projects on my to-do list done. But then I’ll just go right back to being sick again. Honestly, it’s been pretty frustrating because I’m naturally a person who is always busy doing something. And I hate the feeling of being unproductive.

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$10 Distressed Farmhouse Trays {Tutorial}

Hi there, sweet friends!

You know how I love a good thrift store find. Well, I found these vintage wooden folding trays hiding out at a local Goodwill about a year or so ago and, at only $5 for a set of four, I just couldn’t pass them up!

I don’t know if you’ve ever tried looking for folding trays, but let me tell you – they can be so dang expensive! At least the stylish ones are. I had been searching for a set for awhile, but none were in a price range I could justify spending. So, when I came across these folding trays at Goodwill, I thought it would be fun to give them a little chippy, farmhouse-style makeover!

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Welcome to My Blog, Character & Charm!

Hi there, sweet friends!

I wanted to take a few minutes to share with you what this blog is all about! And what a beautiful day it is to start this blogging journey on – it’s the very first day of March, and I can already feel spring right around the corner!

Anyway… I have a soft spot in my heart for old houses with lots of character and charm. Give me all those nooks and crannies! I enjoy creating that “old house” feel in my own home on a budget by decorating with time-worn antiques, handmade items and flea market finds. I especially love restoring and rehabbing old furniture in my spare time. It’s almost like a treasure hunt when I’m searching for that perfect piece. I think it’s really neat that every single handpicked antique + vintage find has a unique story behind it. It makes me feel like I’m adding a little piece of history to our home!

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