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 :-)

Friday, 3 February 2012

Shabby chic writing desk

Todays little project was a little writing desk. Well its supposed to be a washstand thats its intended use but it was a nice shape and I though with a bit of imagination I could turn it into a writing desk for Seashell cottage.


 To Start I gave it 2 coats of paint in the nice duck egg blue I had, then added some pretty paper (wallpaper from  Jennifers printables ... love that site!!)

Then gave it a rub down on the edges with some sandpaper, I really need to get round the rubbing off all the painting I have just done mindset as the more you rub off the better it looks lol think I am prob still a little too cautious but I didn't want to overdo it! I then added a little shell for the handle and some finishing touches and voila no more dark oak washstand! Hope you like it :-)


  1. The desk is gorgeous Paula!

  2. The new finish of the desk was lovely!

  3. Muy buena transformación del mueble!
    Un abrazo

  4. You have a real flare for interior design, I would love this desk in real life size for my bedroom.

  5. You do wonders with painting your furniture. The shabby desk is very lovely.

  6. I love it! Wish my stuff turned out like yours! The paint finish is absolutely perfect and love all the accessories and flowers.