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 :-)

Monday, 7 May 2012

Working on Fairbanks

I have been a bit obsessed the past few days working on my new Fairbanks. I have been having so much fun and I fall a little bit more in love with it everyday!

It really didn't need to much doing to it so I have just tidied it up a bit for now and will maybe redo some of the rooms to my own taste in the future. It just seemed a shame to strip walls that were nicely done and that looked fine anyway! I will def need to add skirting boards at some point. Its funny how bare it looks without them!

In the bathroom I just tidied up a few rough edges and laid the floor properly.

The bedroom had a fresh coat of paint on the ceiling, doors and the window. The wallpaper was just tidied a little and the carpet was relayed a little neater. It probably wouldn't be my first choice of colour but it looks nice and clean and fresh so seems a shame to change it just yet! I have some nice white furniture to come from Ebay to go with the bed which will fill the room up nicely.

In the kitchen I lay some wooden flooring I already had and that was all really as the walls are fine and match the units nicely but I may change the wallpaper at a  later date.

The hallway just needed a little trimming and tidying up I will leave that as it is for now.

The lounge was a bit old fashioned so I removed the pink carpet and the wallpaper and will be redoing it in browns and creams just need to wait for the new carpet and paper to arrive so I can finish it.

The dining room had plain cream walls which just looked like lining paper to me! So I stripped that off and re-papered with some of the spare paper that came with the house. I gave the windows and door a coat of white paint. I then fixed the light up properly and laid a parquet effect floor tile from Poundland! It was my 1st attempt at papering so I was really chuffed with how it turned out.

The children's room is so sweet I love it! In here I re-papered the back wall as it had lots of glue marks the rest was fine so again will leave that as it is for now. I also found some blue carpet I had left over from doing the stairs in Barnacle cottage so that saved a bit of money. I was going to put cream carpet in but actually like the blue and much more practical in a kids room! The furniture came with another house I had and decided to go with twins with one being a tomboy that likes blue just like Bethany used to be!!!

I still can't believe I was so lucky to find this house I really do love it so much and I can't wait for my niece to see it when shes up in 2 weeks! I know she will have a ball with it. It won't be a show home this one it will be one to be loved rather than just looked at!


  1. Oh Paula, it's coming on a treat. Love what you're doing with it, really looks like a "proper" dollshouse. Lydia will be ecstatic with it I'm sure.

  2. Beautiful house. I like the children's room.
    Bye Faby