The Devil Queen

How my wife and I sold our souls to the Queen Anne Victorian we tried to save.

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Location: Crow Mountain, Arkansas, United States

Synopsis: This is a cautionary tale. A seriously disturbed couple find the charming, old ruin of a Queen Anne Victorian in Russellville, Arkansas, and buy it for $1.00. They tore the roof off, cut it in half, and had it moved to some land they owned sixteen miles away because they didn't know any better. Since then, they have hired and fired contractors, had all of their tools stolen, re-wired, re-plumbed, insulated, and essentially rebuilt the entire house. Their only problem is that after four years it still isn't finished. Now they are tired, broke, and wonder what in the hell it is they've done to themselves. And, it's haunted.
(Last updated on April 3, 2008)

Press: Russellville Courier Article - December 2003, HGTV website article, AP story - October 2006, and Victorian Homes Magazine - February 2008 (link coming soon).
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Thursday, January 12, 2006

Bathtub Mafia

To further my quest for dominion over the world, I'm signing on with the Bathtub Mafia (aka Signature Hardware). As I understand it, they've been making the rounds and talking with other Housebloggers (you know who you are) about some quid pro quo. Nothing scary, which is a little disappointing, but I see it as a first step in the right direction. I mean, no one enslaved the world in a day. You've got to pace yourself. Before too long I'll raking in tons of bootleg profits and buying politicians like they're galvanized 12 penny nails.

Heute The Devil Queen, Morgens dem Welt!

It's sad how excited I was to be solicited by a bonafide purveyor of reproduction antique hardware. Really, I need to get out more.

Since they asked nice and answered all my questions (like, "Why me? I suck and I'm crazy. I mean, have you seen my house?!), I figured I'd go ahead and do it. Prior to joining the Mafia, I'd seriously considered buying some stuff for my clawfoot tub from them, but I'm just too damn poor to afford it. It sad when you can't satisfy your lust for chrome and brass. Pipe envy is never pretty. As far as I can tell, everything about a clawfoot tub is expensive no matter where you get it. This is why I'm looking for replacement gaskets for our tub's original faucet. Spending $2 or $200, it's not much of a choice.


Anonymous Karen said...

Believe it or not I bought the whole shabang at home depot for $72.00. You have to order it online. They don't have it in the stores(at least not in NY) We have it up and running in our salvaged clawfoot ($30.00 on Ebay)

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Anonymous Karen said...

Sorry that link doesn't work. I guess you have to go to home and do a search for

Free-Standing Add-on Shower with Shower Curtain Ring

Anyway in celebration of national de-lurker week I have come out of my lurkiness to tell you I enjoy reading your blog. Thanks

12:55 PM  

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