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Miller Manor: Renovation Days 3 and 4

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So, I didn’t check in yesterday but that was because I was SLAMMED! So stinking busy and I am not sure it is ever going to end! Monday my Holiday Gift Guides start! Oh my word, I am not ready! LOL! Anyway, the house… we have gotten a ton more done – can’t wait until I can show things that are done and pretty as opposed to things that are being ripped up. Ya’ know?

Miller Manor Days 3 and 4

The electrician came out and started running the heck out of some wires in the house.  He isn’t done, but can’t come back for several days.  Hopefully, by the time he comes back we will be ready for him!  I have to rip out the sheet-rock in the old kitchen so he can make the old wiring safe to wall up!  That is my only task from him.  I believe we are going to get to it today.  So glad we already have all the cabinets removed!

The Contractor (Bayou Construction) came out and started fixing messed up wood and prepping the house for new/replacement siding.


My Mom, Dad, and I removed door molding, baseboards, and quarter round.  We also re-stacked the weird panel flooring so it is out of the way – I believe we are going to put it on the walls in the garage.  Anyway, then we removed all the nails from the salvageable pieces and stacked the pieces so they could be used again.  All the round archways are being changed to regular doorways because they are too short.  That meant all the wood stuff had to be removed from them.

Fun times!!  So, see the brown door in the top picture?  That is a door…. inside a wall!  Seriously!  We only found it because some vandals had busted a small piece of sheet rock out.  Isn’t that awesome!?  It is in a steel frame and sealed totally shut, but we are going to keep it there and make it more obvious.  I think the plan is to frame up around it and create a built-in right there.  The door will be the back wall of the new shelving system.  Isn’t that a great talking point?  Look, here is another picture so you can really get an idea.  Anyone now how to get that paint streak off without ruining the stain of the wood?

the door to nowhere

Remember the pretty lights that were on the front of my house?  Turns out they were not salvageable. 🙁  I was able to keep the globes, but the electrical parts were no good AND we couldn’t get the wiring out to replace it.  So, now I am trying to get the globe portion cleaned up so I can use it in my house.  I will get some pictures of them soon because I would love some ideas on ways to use them!

In the meantime, I am shopping for new front door lights… so many options!!

Goodbye weird arches

As I said earlier, we are getting rid of the arches – you would not believe the pieces of wood they had to build these things.  My contractor said he swears the people that used to own this house had a salvage yard – everything in the house looks like it was originally scraps. LOL!

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!

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Thursday 13th of November 2014

Congratulations! I just found out about your new house and I think it's awesome! We needed to do tons of work to our house when we moved in and while it was a pain, we did get to make it perfect for us! Sounds like you are doing the same. Following along!

Kelli Miller

Friday 14th of November 2014

Thanks Kim, it is beating me up something good - every time we turn around there is another problem! Just ready for the problems to cease so we can move forward again :-)

Lou Lou Girls

Monday 10th of November 2014

Hello beautiful! Loving the changes. Pinned. Thank you for taking the time to stop by! I hope to see you at our party tonight, it starts at 7 pm. We love to party with you! Happy Monday! Lou Lou Girls

Kelli Miller

Wednesday 12th of November 2014

Thanks hon!! :-)

Mrs. Mashed Up

Friday 7th of November 2014

Thank you joining us on Pin Worthy Wednesdays this week. I have posted this to the group Pin Worthy page. Hope you will join us next week!

Crystal & Co

Sunday 2nd of November 2014

I like the arches!! And I like that paint color.

Kelli Miller

Monday 3rd of November 2014

ROTFL! Well, we are getting rid of both the paint color and the arches. :-)