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!

Farmhouse Style, Living Room, Home Remodel, Old House Inspiration, Decorating, DIY | Character & Charm

My hubby and I live in a 1963 split-level fixer upper that we’re renovating little by little. We’re young, first-time home owners, so it’s definitely been a labor of love! I’m a small-town girl at heart, but I’ve really come around to living in the suburbs at this point in our lives together. We do dream of one day settling down in an old farmhouse or bungalow out in the countryside, but over the past two years we’ve really come to fall in love with so many things about our split-level home – one of them being that we’re just a short bike ride away from the lake and local library! How fun is that?

Farmhouse Style, Dining Room, Home Remodel, Old House Inspiration, Decorating, DIY | Character & Charm

Over the past year or so, I’ve really come to appreciate and embrace the idea of slow, simple living – and I think that our home reflects that with its cozy, collected style. I enjoy mixing the old with the new – especially warm woods, natural textures and neutral colors.

Farmhouse Style, Living Room, Home Remodel, Old House Inspiration, Decorating, DIY | Character & Charm

In this blog, I’m going to be sharing my latest DIY projects, furniture rehabs, home inspiration and our renovation journey. It’s such a blessing to connect with others who share a passion for giving new life to old things, and I am so excited to get to know all of you!

Hope you enjoy this little blog of mine! Cheers to a new adventure!



  1. Found you through hometalk and see you just started your blog. The dining room is so pretty and now I’m anxious to see the fireplace room reveal! Congratulations and good luck and don’t wear yourself out blogging!

    1. Hi Nissa! Thanks so much for your sweet comment! The walls in our dining room are painted with Recycled Glass in eggshell by Behr. We love it! It’s a soft blue/green during the day, which I really like, and looks a bit darker (and more green-ish) at night.

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