$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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Our 1963 Split-Level Fixer Upper: Before Tour

So before I get into the nitty gritty of all the home projects we’ve been working on since moving into our house a few years ago, I thought it would be fun to share the “before” tour of our home so you can see just how far we’ve come and how far we still have to go!

A little background on our house… my hubby and I bought our very first home – a 1963 split-level fixer upper – in January 2015, about six months before our wedding. It’s hard to believe that we’ve already been in our home for two years now! Where has the time gone?

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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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