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 :-)

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

No House but started on the furniture!!

I was patiently waiting by the door for the postie today hoping he would have my new house but sadly nothing so will have to wait another day! Have to say the Royal Mail is a bit hopeless Julie posted it on Thursday and we are only in Scotland not Outer Mongolia!!! Anyway not to worry too much it gave me chance to get all my housework done out of the way so I am free to play all day tomorrow!

I made a start on some of the whitewood furniture pieces I bought at the weekend so at least I will have something to put in it when it arrives! I decided to do the breakfast room first, The sideboard will be the food display area and the dresser just something nice to look at!

I started of with the 2 bare wooden pieces.......

I then gave them both a coat of paint. I chose a lovely soft sea green called mellow sage. I thought I had enough Blues and pinks and fancied something a bit different. Funnily enough Julie did her latest house in the same colour. We def have the same taste in houses and colours it seems!! :-)

Lastly I added the pretty paper, the door knobs etc and then gave it all a good rub down to give it a distressed look. I have added a few things to the dresser but it needs lots of lovely things which will come over time!

I painted a few daisies onto them as the detail top of the dresser looked a bit like a flower, so I just thought I would add a few more. I sanded them off to make them look faded.

Really pleased how they turned out its a lovely colour! I will also add lots of soft yellows in the seat cushions and tablecloths. I think yellow and green are def a sunny morning breakfast combination., perfect for a seaside B & B! now I just need somewhere to put them I will be waiting in the street for him tomorrow ha ha !!!


  1. Lovely job of painting the furniture, they look fab. Hope your new house turns up tomorrow.

  2. I hope your house arrives as expected, I'm sure you'll be really excited! Gill x

  3. Beautiful furniture. I loved the decor. ;)

  4. Beautiful furniture. I like the color and decoration.
    Bye Faby