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, 17 April 2013

Repainting and making things for the pub!

I've been a busy bee the past few days! Sometime you are just inspired and others you don't have a clue so you have to work with the inspiration when it strikes!

First up are a few bits I have made for the pub. It seems to taking forever to fill I keep putting stuff in and it still looks bare too me lol Its great though having so much space to play with and I am so glad I moved it into the larger premises.

First of it now has its signage courtesy of Bethany! Not quite what I would do without her signs skills lol! I also printed off a couple for the side to make it look a bit more pubby.

Next I was going to buy a dartboard but I am really trying to be good as I've had a bit of a spend on dolls lately so decided to have a go at making one instead. Quite pleased how it turned out and anything that saves a few pennies is good!

I also needed a small table and chairs in the downstairs bar. I did look for something suitable in the DH shop but there wasn't anything small enough so I just bought a couple of barrels and made one myself. Kicking myself though as I meant to pick up some empty beer glasses when I was there and totally forgot! 

I did manage to get a table and chairs for the upstairs although I need to take off the varnish and make them darker so thats my next job! Still maybe needs a couple more pirates but theres enough for now to make it look nice and busy.

Its filling up quite nicely now the downstairs just needs either nice fire or a log burner although will prob go with the log burner idea as you can always add some extra details to that.

Next is the apartment building. I have to say I have not been feeling this property :-( I don't know whether its cos in my mind as it wasn't a proper one of Julies just one she had refurbished. Whatever the reason I didn't really LOVE it the same as I did all my others. Its so silly as it looks no different and it really is the perfect size for where it is I couldn't get any better if I tried so I decided I needed to have another look at what I didn't like about it. I came to the conclusion it was the door and the colour!

For where it sits it opened the wrong way and I couldn't access it very easily. I decided to rehang the door. OMG easier said than done. Teddy was properly out of the pram at one point as it was too low and I had spent ages screwing in 18 screws! So off it all came and I refilled all the holes and started again! I am glad I didn't just live with it as the gap at the top would seriously have bugged me and thats not what I needed I needed to love it! It also had a large crack at the side of the door so I refilled that too. At that point I left it all to dry and we took the dogs up the forest for a nice walk!

When we came back and looked at it again I decided I didn't like the colour. I love it on Wishes and Dishes but somehow it didn't look right on this building. I wanted them to be seaside apartments and they just didn't look at all seasidey, the purple seemed a bit dark and gloomy looking. I decided to go with a nice blue instead! This time I took all the acetate out and rubbed it down between coats to give it a nice finish. I also touched up the inside so now its good as new. Then it was time to redo the door. I measured it and measured it again about 3 times and this time it went on perfectly first time! PHEW!!

I am so pleased I took a little extra time to have a good look at it and decide what it needed to make it right as now I really do feel so much happier with it. I couldn't get inspired to do the inside as the outside wasn't right now I have lots of ideas and am really happy its part of the village. I am thinking I will add some shutters and iron railings as my next job!

It will be called Pebble walk apartments and for now it will have 3 gorgeous bedrooms that are an extension of  of the B & B. I was going to do individual flats and maybe I will one day as I may decide to add kitchens at a later date :-)

Lastly I had to share this pic of my daft little dog! I was just having a little browse on Ebay yesterday and Bethany plonked her in front of me and she wasn't in a hurry to move lol!!

1 comment:

  1. The pub is coming along nicely, looks like there will be lots of custom in there. Love the new colour of the new apartments as well, looking really good.