I know that
….saying “boring house” ✔️ is correct, and
…saying “bored house” ❌ is incorrect cause a house cannot have the feeling of boredom.
However my point is about personification, when you add a human quality to an object on purpose.
In a discussion with a friend about personifying things, they claim that while you can say for example, a “cruel watch” you cannot say a “bored pencil”.
It seems to me that both examples we follow the form adjective+noum
Consider the following sentence:
“a bored pencil tapped the school desk while the cruel minute hand refused to move”
Their claim is that an adjective that ends in “–ed” can’t be use to personify something, but other adjectives are okay. This feels like splitting hairs.