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, May 02, 2006

Rejuvenation Porn

One of the many tasks my wife has given me is finding new shades for the brass chandelier in our master bathroom. Inevitably, my search led me to Rejuvenation. They have some beautiful stuff. Here are two shades that I particularly like.


So, how much do these babies cost? Since I need five matching shades, it would only cost $1000 plus shipping for outfit our chandelier with either of these.

My third choice was this.


Not quite as exciting as the first two, but I could afford the $150 these would cost (I think). What I really want to know is, what do the folks at Rejuvenation do to their glass to make it worth $200 a shade? I need to know so I can start making them at home and selling them to the hopelessly wealthy.

Since the chandelier isn’t refinished yet, the time for a decision hasn’t come. Until then, the search continues.

8 Comments:

Blogger JLynnette said...

I love the green one in the middle. It would go perfectly with my dream bathroom.

I understand about the cost of their lights. We can dream though. Right?

11:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Living in Portland (along with Rejuvenation) I have gotten a chance to admire many of their lights. I think the cost of those is so high because they are all hand blown...still I know what you mean...$200????

We recently saved up for a nice new Rejuvenation fixture and purchased the orange version of the shades at the bottom. They ended up changing the color of the light so drastically that we took them back and got white milk glass-type ones. So be warned that the color of the blue will certainly darken the room a bit...

4:39 PM  
Blogger Lenise said...

The green leaves are beautimous, but blue is my favorite color, and they are really pretty too. I'd love to replace our LR and DR light fixtures. They're currently the everyman square glass variety (you know, with the slopey bug-trapper shape) and the pull-chain in the middle. Not very attractive.

12:38 PM  
Anonymous Tex MacRae said...

John,

Have you ever checked out these guys?

http://www.antiquelight.com/shades.html

They have some pretty good deals.

7:48 PM  
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