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 :-)

Thursday, 10 May 2012

Wallpapering is actually quite good fun!

Lol my words when I got this house was it will take me years to fill! I think I was kidding myself lol although in my defence it was funds that prompted that statement but I have just done a rather large DHE order but using the payment plan means I will get lots but not have to kill myself paying for it so thats the only reason it will be full so quickly!! it really makes more sense than buying the bits all individually on other sites as the postage is so high now!! I have got a few other odd bits I needed from Ebay for a reasonable amount just need to have a wardrobe raid lol!!

I seemed to get loads done on the house yesterday! I think its because its in the lounge rather than upstairs. So where I would normally go up to Dollyland for a couple of hours then come down I can work on it all night as I'm just in the room with everyone else!

Last night I decided to paper the door. After seeing a pic one one that had been done it looked so much nicer than just painted. It took me hours lol it was soooo fiddly! It does make such a difference though it really makes the outside part of the inside. Its still not perfect which bugs me no end! :-D I didn't have enough of the dining room paper left to cover such a big area so used a very similar pattern and colour. It actually doesn't really notice that much I bet anyone looking would spot it if I didn't say lol. I just wanted to use the paper I had that came with the house rather than spend money on more sheets. But how great I got all the spare bits though or I could never have done it! It was the kitchen one giving me the most nitemares! Whatever I do I can't hide the joins in the wood effect part, (although seeing a close up pic it looks not quite matched so that will be done again today!!)   I may end up redoing the whole room at some point but for now its ok. Its a shame as the green goes really well with the units so may do a full wall in that instead. But not now as my Mums here next Sunday and cant wait for her to see it. I know my Dad will really like it too he likes the REAL style houses!

I actually really enjoy doing the papering I have never done any before and it is quite good fun! Just need to get my order now so I can door the flagstone bit round the edge, the garden wall and the lounge. I am on a roll lol!!!


  1. You have done a wonderful job on the front. I love it.
    Hugs Maria

  2. Hi Paula
    I have just found your blog and I am SO EXCITED!! I am in the throws of deciding whether I should tackle the Fairbanks house as a friend has given me her kit that she never gt round to starting. I have big plans for it but its still at the planning stage (sometimes I think this is the best part LOL). Anyway, low and behold there you are doing the same thing, and even better its current - I hate it when you finally find a blog to follow but it hasn't been touched in ages.
    Sorry to ramble on,just had to say hi!
    Best wishes

  3. Thanks Maria x and welcome to my blog Simon :-) not sure if my house will be up to the standard of your work lol but I am having a great time with it! Its a great project! Lucky you to have one to start from scratch and your right the planning part is great fun! One bit of advice would be to maybe rearrange the bathroom layout so you dont have to access it through the bedroom! Mine was all done and doesn't bother me to much but its something that would make it better! Good luck look forward to seeing how you get one with it!! x

  4. Thanks for the advise, Paula. I'll need all the heklp I can get...
    This might be an odd question but do you know the height of the ground and first floors ? I cant work it out from the billion different bits I have in the boxes!
    I think I may have bitten off more than I can chew LOL

  5. Lol I bought mine ready built and lit and have to say I'm quite happy about that!!! The upstairs walls are 21 cms and the downstairs are 23 cms so they are the slightly taller ones. Did you get the instructions with the house?? Happy to help in any way but as I didn't build it myself I prob wont be too much use! :-)

  6. Thanks Paula, you are a star!
    There are instructions but I think I'll have to take a week off work to sort it out - there a million pieces LOL
    You had such a lucky find with your house didn't you! especially as the lighting all works ok.
    best wishes