The final rooms on the main floor are the living room and the entry way. It may seem that I did this little tour backwards, starting at the back of the house and moving forward, but it is the most logical progression for us, as we always come in the back door, and spend most of our time in the family room. :)
This is what the living room looked like before/during the renovations:
The piano came with the house :)
Eventually, the pocket door that is leaning against the wall will be installed in its place - it was built into a wall, but all of the hardware and pulleys are still there and working!
The way that the house was laid out when we got it, you could not even access the main floor after you entered the front door. The house had been divided into apartments, and the area where we now have our entryway was jury-rigged into a bathroom! When you walked through the front door, you walked directly into a royal blue wall, and the only way you could go was up the stairs. I cannot for the life of me remember why we failed to take pictures of that monstrosity; however, I do have some "during" pics:
The wiring was a virtual spiders' nest, as each apartment had one, or more, panel and box!
On the landing, we keep one of my favorite decorations. This beautiful piece was a wedding present from my coworkers, and I set up the inside with one of our wedding invitations, my gloves, and Austin's boutennier. :)
Because the house had been so chopped up, we had to re-work a lot of the upstairs layout. In fact, this is what was sitting in the middle of what is now our hallway:
I apologize for the doggy rear in some of these pics, she likes to follow me around :)