Fireplace Room Remodel: Vintage Farmhouse Inspiration {Part 1}

Last week, I shared the “before” tour of our 1963 split-level fixer upper, in all its original glory. When you live in an older house, it can sometimes feel like your project to-do list is a hundred feet long and like there’s no end in sight! But it’s so reassuring to look back on our “before” photos from time to time and remind myself just how much progress we’ve actually made since we first moved in. It really is starting to look like a different house!

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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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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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