I wish that we had taken a picture of the pink shag carpet that covered the floor of the the living room, but it was so horrible that it was the first thing we took up.
Here is our living room today, you can see more of the beautiful moldings in this one. I love that in the "before" picture Jasper is growing in my belly, and in the "after" picture he is playing on the floor, a true before and after.
The next two are looking at the same room, from the back of our living room towards the front of the building, you can see the front door entryway through the arch to the right. Before..
And now another looking from the front of the room towards the back of the house, where the living room opens onto the kitchen...
Frank had to do some molding restoration work in these rooms, as well as replacing the wooden floors and lots of painting. Do you see the soft blue on the walls of the living room, with a bit of texture? That is actually Venetian Plaster work, which is the sort of decorative painting work that Frank does for a living...so we are lucky enough to have it all over our house!
Next time we'll go into the kitchen, in part 3 of the before and after series!