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 13, 2007

Hard Row to Hoe

Here is a section of the floor I've finished scraping.

Here is the only unfinished section. It is probably 4-5 square feet.

And here is the view of the transition from scraped to un-scraped.

For those of you who might be interested in the process and how-to, I'll try to have a post up on that in the next two days or so.

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Blogger Brooklyn Row House said...

At the risk of sounding critical (I'm not), why not use a belt sander? Something about the finish and the heat of the friction?

6:58 PM  
Anonymous Brenda from Flatbush said...

Being real scared of belt sanders (since I have the upper-body strength of a grub and thus can't control them very well), I await details with baited breath, including specific beer recommendations.

6:46 AM  
Blogger John said...

Brooklyn and Brenda, see the next post for answers to all your questions.

8:02 AM  

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