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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Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Fuzzy Wuzzies and Wallpaper

Here are some photos of the wallpaper we peeled off the ceiling in my son's bedroom. The first photo is a close up of the cut & paste job used to make the braided corner medallions. You may not believe me, but this is some of the best looking wallpaper we've found. There was some hope for taste in the 1890's, but it just uglier and uglier after that.

And here's what we found under the wallpaper. I know you all wish you had some of this stuff. I just can't wait to scrub this down with TSP or bleach.


Blogger Kristin said...

I like that ceiling wallpaper. All our walls are covered with sheetrock, and I often fantasize that underneath it are many perfect wallpaper specimens and other delights. But for some reason, Darwin gets all uptight if I want to take a sledge hammer to the walls "just to see."

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