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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Wednesday, March 28, 2007

The Living Room Ceiling Part I

I made a good go of it, but I'm disappointed with my progress. This will definitely be a three evening job, not the two evening one to which I aspired.

Anyhow, here is the before photo.

Here is the ceiling after one hour of scraping.
And here is the ceiling after two and a half hours of scraping.

At that point, my arms gave out and it was time for bed anyhow.

Chris, I've got a dry-scraping post with tips in the works for you. Hopefully, I'll get it up by Friday.

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Blogger Billie said...

Holy cow batman! You've more patience than me. What a lot of work! It looks good though!!!

4:35 PM  
Blogger John said...

Thanks. I have to admit that if there was a better way to do this, I would. And, while patience is good, stamina is better. Once I finish all the ceilings, I'll have arms like He-Man.

8:35 AM  

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