A few months ago, I shared my dollhouse kitchen. I’d been been working on the thrift store dollhouse and loving it. Around Christmas time, my sister found me a second dollhouse. A friend was giving it away, so she got it for me (for free) because she knew I’d love it. And I do! Look at this little cutie!!!
I’ve been working on the first room in this house- the bathroom!
dollhouse bathroom- before
Here’s how the bathroom looked when I got it. I’m guessing this was built in the 80’s or 90’s. The wallpaper is so sweet, but I wanted it to look like my bathroom so it all had to go. As a reminder, here’s how my (real life) bathroom looks-
my bathroom- the inspiration
pink flower stool / swan / rubber Duckie / gold vanity set / perfume bottle / mirror / wall sconces / Bathtub, sink, toilet / wood cabinet / dots wall art / hanging plant / white “tile” floor /
The first thing I had to do was remove the wallpaper. That was a pain- I’ve never had wallpaper so hard to get off! I used a spray bottle with vinegar and water. That worked ok, but using a heat gun to loosen up the paste and then soak it with the spray finally got everything up.
I gave everything a coat of white paint. The walls had tons of cracks so I used caulk to fill them. I put down the floor with construction adhesive. Then finished the floors with baseboards from Hobby Lobby.
The small cabinet and base of the tub got painted with soft pink chalk paint.
To replace the wallpaper, I took a screen shot of the wallpaper on the website where I got my real life rolls from. Then I measured the biggest wall in the dollhouse. I put the screenshot in a Word document and dragged the screen shot until it was a little big bigger than that measurement. Next, I printed three copies on printer paper(one for each wall).
I cut them with scissors to size and put them on the wall with wallpaper paste.
How to make dollhouse plants with beads and greenery And there you have your own dollhouse plant!
Dollhouse Plant DIY
How to make dollhouse plants with beads and greenery
And there you have your own dollhouse plant!
For the hanging plant, I bought a plant with a wire hanger. I used embroidery string and wrapped them around the wire to make it look like the hangers from my bathroom. I finished with pink string wrapped around the tail.
Next, I made a hook with floral wire and used a piece of baseboard and a bunch of glue to adhere the wire hook to the window ceiling. I painted everything white so it disappeared.
While I was using my heat gun to take down the wallpaper, I accidentally melted one of my windows. I was so bummed! To fix it, I used plastic from a box I’d bought and cut it to size. Then, I used a white gel pen to draw the mullions on the window. And now you can’t tell which window is the replacement!
Can you tell how much work this room was?! I throughly enjoyed making it though!
budget dollhouse bathroom accessories
If you’re also redoing a dollhouse bathroom, here are the budget pieces I used! Note, the toilet paper roll holder is on its way and I’ll install it when it arrives.
pink succulent plant / towel bar and toilet paper roll / swan / gold vanity set /pink flower stool / hanging plant / perfume bottle / mirror / wall sconces /
These come straight from China and its hard to tell if they’re a good size online (even though they all say they’re 1:12 scale, which is what my house is). There are a few items that arrived that I wasn’t as excited about. But I am sharing the items I LOVE that were worth the $1.50 gamble ;). The items say they take up to 35 days to arrive. Most of mine arrived within 15-20 days.
My son and I have had a blast working on the dollhouse. I make one room over while he plays with the other rooms or plays Lego. We chat and listen to music- its a really nice way to spend an afternoon. This has been a fun and fulfilling hobby for me. I hope it brings you even a little joy too!
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