Once we had all the joists out, we cleaned all the debris off the dirt and replaced the sills:
Then it was on to new joists with vapor barrier below on the dirt:
We insulated between the joists so the floor wouldn't be so cold:
And layed new subfloor on top:
Now we had to deal with the ceiling. It was covered in popcorn, there were several light fixtures we were removing and replacing, and the biggest problems of all-the ceiling was different where the closets were and there was a hole down the center where a faux beam had been.
This is the ceiling:
We had some choices. Try to repair it, rip it all out, or leave it and cover it up. We originally tried to cover it with 4x8 sheets of beadboard from the home store. We got two pieces up and decided it looked awful. Then we talked about drywall, but thought it would look off in the room. So we went with a product we've worked with before in our old house, tongue and groove pine planks.
And now, the more recent "now" photos from the left corner to the right:
Next up, information on the cool stuff you're seeing in the now pictures, and the "what were they thinking" photos of the "framing" of the window you see in the last image.