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 :-)

Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Painting, painting and more painting!

Boring things to show you today lol but things that had to be done! I spent the whole day on Monday repainting all the doors and windows in a nice white gloss which has made them look a whole lot better. I papered the chimney and re-papered the brickwork on the front as it was a little faded. I would have done the left side too but I only had a bit of spare paper that came with it. But will need some more to do the garden wall so will have enough then.

I also put some paving stone paper in the garden area. I decided just to go with just a patio with lots of pots and a nice patio set and will have a go at making a rotary dryer. Quite pleased at the effect it gives. Todays jobs were to give the front door another coat of paint I went with a nice bright blue to brighten it up a bit and I also got some tester pots for 50p yesterday for  the outside which I have painted today although you prob wouldn't even notice but I do lol.

I did it in a similar colour as I liked the yellow I thought it suited it just did it a shade or 2 darker to brighten it up a little. I took a pic when I had done half the front so you can see the difference! Really pleased its really made a difference as the were a few little tears in the paper and white paint round the windows and its covered all of that. It was a very satisfying job although did panic at the end I might run out of paint as I just mixed 2 tester pots but I just about had enough!

Also got a nice little patio set from Ebay today. Wasn't overly cheap but its the only one I have found with a brolly and thought it looked nice. Added the little base at the bottom as it was a bit wobbly with just the pole but I think it looks like a nice family dining area! Just needs some nice comfy cushions and a bbq! I see them all the time on Ebay but now I want one can I find one on there!


  1. Your house is coming along great, I love the yellow color it really brightens it. Your patio set is so perfect, would love a set like that on my deck!! Very nice job

  2. It's looking really good! Love the patio set :-)