The Devil Queen

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

My Photo
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!

Monday, April 10, 2006

Top 10 and Kenny at Work

If I hadn’t been over reading Our Fixer-Upper, I probably wouldn’t have ever known, but the Devil Queen has made it into the Top Ten at I’m not sure where this accomplishment rates in the vast cosmos of achievements, but it’s still pretty cool. And, it’s nice seeing that we’re keeping such good company too.

Here are some photos of Kenny’s most recent work on the Devil Queen. Aside from some miscellaneous chores, Kenny has mostly been occupied with building our living built-ins (a full wall bookcases and an entertainment center) to replace our ill fated fireplace.

Below are some of the shims Kenny is using to get everything plumb & level.

I'm just under six feet tall. The built-ins will be about ten feet tall.

Here is one of the bigger shims. It's nearly three inches thick. It is amazing how crooked all these walls are.

Here is a view up into the attic looking up from the entertainment center.


Post a Comment

<< Home

Free Web Site Counter
Website Counter