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).
Art: From time to time, I receive requests for my art. If you would like to look at more of my art, go to The Failed Artist. If you would like to buy my art, email me. I am more than happy to answer any questions you might have. Thanks!

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Brief Update

I'm not sure that too much will get posted this week. I've got way too much to do. Saturday my mom and I worked on stripping the master bedroom's pink wallpaper of death and that was about it. Oh, and I put the third and final coat of polyurethane on the master bathroom floor Friday night. Of course, the digital camera's battery died so no photos for now. We're gearing up to finish the master bath (my wife estimates it'll take 40 hours of work to finish). The tub should go in Thursday, but that is about all I know for sure.

Here is a gratuitous picture of the Arkansas state capitol. And, I thought that I needed a lot of scaffolding to paint the Queen. What was I thinking?


Anonymous tarr said...

Did you ever get any of your stolen stuff back?

Did they find out who the thief was?

5:22 PM  
Blogger John said...

Not yet, but more on that later in the week. Thanks for asking though.

10:50 AM  

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