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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Friday, March 14, 2008

"I See Window Treatments"

After four years, it's finally happened, "I see window treatments." More importantly perhaps, we actually have some.

My mom was kind enough to make these for Gideon's room. Unfortunately, my lack of math skills and total ignorance of sewing prevented me from accurately estimating how much material we'd need to do both windows. I'll be heading back to the fabric store soon.

They look purple in the picture, but they actually are very dark blue in person.

And, as an extra bonus, I did some remedial caulking around the window trim before I hung the curtains. It's definately keeping the room warmer.

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7 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Woohoo!

You're not alone in the calculating yardage incorrectly - I have a bunch of curtains that have been lengthened with different colored trim because I'd actually MADE them and hung them before I realized that they were too short. Gah, talk about making work for yourself.... It's not a bug, it's a feature... right?

Speaking of bugs, how did the death-to-wasps event go?

9:26 AM  
Blogger John said...

The Death-To-Wasps went well in the sense that I didn't get stung. It was bad in the sense that they are still there. More on that in an up-coming post.

12:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congrats on not getting stung - that is a good thing. The continued residence of the wasps, however, is not so good....

I very much hope that your next death-doom-and-destruction-to-wasps post includes successful extermination of the winged pests.

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