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Miller Manor: Renovation Day Two

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Whew!  I hurt from my head to my toes!  This is going to do me in, I am afraid.  Miller Manor is taking a ton out of me.  In addition to the renovating that is happening, I am still trying to do all of my normal life stuff! Thank goodness for my Mom and Dad

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My Mom helped me rip up the weird paneling stuff that was on the floor in the house in a couple rooms.  We did the dining room and the living room.  I also tried doing the broken ceramic tile in what will be my new kitchen, but that didn’t quite go as planned.  It took me FOREVER to get up just a couple little pieces.  So, day three I am going to try a different way and then maybe go rent a machine to do the bulk of it for me.  We just have to be very careful since the house is on a concrete slab.  I don’t want to break my concrete!

Goodbye weird floors

We also removed the cabinets and the linoleum in the old kitchen.  This room will actually house a banquette and maybe a shelving unit of some sort.  The plan was originally to put high shelves above the banquette to house my cookie jar collection.  But, now I think my cookie jars will go above the cabinets in my kitchen.  Either way, whatever we decide, it will be a long time before we get to that part. LOL!


While we were working inside the house on demolition, there were guys working outside the house.  The contractor and his workers spent pretty much the entire day on the roof fixing the holes and such.  They haven’t finished, but as you can see in the picture at the very top, they have done a TON.  Day three, they are planning to replace the missing and ruined siding on the house.  I have no clue what happens on day four, I guess we will find out on day three. 🙂

We have a pump

Also, the well guy was at the house putting in the pump.  He was so funny!  I had talked the other day about blogging my entire renovating experience.  SO, I was inside destroying the flooring when a guy came into the house and said, “Bring your camera!!”  I grabbed my camera and followed the boy out thinking something awesome was happening.  The well guy said, “I thought you would want to take a picture of your pump before it went into the ground.  “Um.. ok, sure”. LOL!  It was so cute and funny to me.  But, above you will see the pictures of the pump and the tank. LOL!

Oh and we got the big lanterns off the front of the house!  Today, I am going to spend some time trying to get all the electrical out so that I can soak and clean them up.  Then, hopefully, paint them today.  This way, once the house is power washed and repainted, they will be all ready to re-install!  There is another large lantern that hangs from the roof.  But, it isn’t down yet.  I will have to get one of the guys to get it down with their big ladders at some point before too long. 🙂

Follow Along as We Renovate Miller Manor!

  1. Day OneBegin Demolition and Doing Doors!
  2. Day TwoGoodbye Ugly flooring!
  3. Days Three & Four – Goodbye Weird Arches and Hello Hidden Door!
  4. Days Five through Nine – Goodbye Tile & Weird Wood Squares!
  5. Days Ten through TwelveSneak Peek at my Kitchen!

We were able to save all the upper cabinets from the old kitchen.  Now, I have to decide what to do with them.  Any suggestions?

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Crystal & Co

Sunday 2nd of November 2014

Look at you chipping up tile. Better you than me! ;)

I cannot wait to see the progress each day. Super cool!

Kelli Miller

Monday 3rd of November 2014

Girl, I hurt from head to toe, seriously!!!


Friday 31st of October 2014

I'm exhausted just looking at all the work being done. How exciting though and perhaps a little stressful but the rewards are going to be amazing when you look back and see everything you've accomplished. Keep your cool, stay focused and enjoy the journey.

Kelli Miller

Saturday 1st of November 2014

I have gone back and read my three posts like a million times to see how far we have come. I get to the house each morning and it looks the same or worse, then I compare posts and can really "see" the changes. :-)

Susan ~ Designs of Home

Friday 31st of October 2014

Great amount work you are doing ! So glad you took the photo of the well 'thang' and you know, most people have never seen one, so you are educating us, along the way. :-) You can possibly stack the upper cabinets or use them to create some built in? Maybe? :-)

Kelli Miller

Saturday 1st of November 2014

I just don't know at this point what I should do with them. Maybe in my office for my sewing supplies or something...