Part of that I'm going to need your help on. Because Jay and I are picture whores though, I'm saving the "help me!" post until next week.
Without further ado - I give you BJay's farmhouse (that's our super couple name just in case you didn't know)...
The guest room:
The quilt is one that Jay's grandmother made for him before she die over a decade ago. The bedroom suit was given to me by my grandmother, when I moved from my crib into a big girl bed. I love that these heirlooms work perfectly in the house!
The sewing table was purchased at Salvation Army for $20. It had a ton of paint on it, as well as a couple of piece of chewing gum. Originally I had just requested the gum to be scraped off but then Jay took it on as his new woodshop project. And subsequently injured himself (if you're not familiar with the story read about it here and here). He finally finished it just before Christmas last year and it turned out beautifully.
The chair is one that was refinished by my grandfather and he reweaved the seat of the chair.
Now on to the living room...
These pictures are walking corner to corner so you can get an idea of the flow of the room.
The secretary was also a gift from Jay's grandmother. We purchased the couch at a yard sale for $160 and the pillows were an apartment warming gift from my sister way back in the day when I first moved out on my own. Who would have thought they would have travel with me through 3 moves.
I can't remember where the coffee table came from (other than from the bowel's of Jay's parents basement - I swear its got more stock than Wal-Mart) but it opens to create a really cool hiding space for blankets.
For the longest time (when it was at Jay's apartment) I thought his plant was real. I was amazed at how healthy he kept it looking (while the rest of the place was utter chaos). Turns out its fake. And I'm an idiot.
There you have it. The grand tour of the only two rooms in my house that are complete. Tune in next week for "How the beep is Brooke going to liven up these dead spaces."