Welcome to Quayside my town by the seaside!


Thank you for visiting my blog and thanks even more if you decide to follow :-) I really do enjoying doing it and love to share my projects with you all! In the village at last count I had 18 houses, 14 little roombox size shops, 3 half houses, and 1 half church (half being just a front!) there's also 1 quarter of a house (just half of a front lol) 2 market stalls, 3 market carts and beach huts on the beach although theres always seems to be room for just one more!

I also have a my 1st house a traditional Victorian manor which is very special as it was bought with money left to me by my beloved Nan. There's also my witches house and a witches shop. I also have a lovely Honeychurch house which is my Christmas shop and house and my latest venture a little vintage cottage. But the bulk of my property empire is Quayside, my little Cornish seaside village full of lovely individual cottages and all its wonderful residents. This has become a real labour of love and has turned me from a Dolls house fan into a complete and utter addict! The links below will take you to each of my houses and I especially hope you enjoy your visit to Quayside :-)

Sunday, 5 February 2012

Fully loaded dresser for Seashell Cottage

I am having a ball making these shabby chic style items for Seashell Cottage, although I don't think they are as much on the shabby side as they could be I am happy with how they seem to be turning out. Todays effort was a dresser. I wanted a big dresser to display loads of things and with room to add treasures over the years as I collect them. I also wanted one with legs as I felt it just looked a little more refined than a big chunky farmhouse style one. I thought as I had to buy one I would go for the barewood so it was a blank canvas.



Firstly I gave it one coat of the duck egg blue. I really like this colour and its much more of a pale blue than the pics make it look its not as bright, although I think as the interior of the house and the floors are all white it needs these splashes of colour.

Then I gave it a rub down with some sandpaper to give it a lightly distressed look. Added more of the pretty vintage style papers to the shelf backs and inside the drawers and more shells for the drawer handles, it is after all Seashell Cottage. I painted a little jewelry finding silver to make a little bowl of shells and most of the other pieces are from the dresser I had in Seaview. I love my little collection of bunnies and am always on the lookout out for new ones to add to it! I then made some bunting from some mini cupcake fabric I had just to finish it off.Its looking quite full already but I want it to eventually be brimming with loads of lovely things, I just need to find more of the right things!


  1. That is gorgeous Paula, I love the colour and shelves and everything on it, looks tons better than the ones you buy!

  2. Wow, Paula! The dresser was so, so ... beautiful! I loved everything, the style of the furniture, the color, the treasures kept in it ... lovely.