Vintage Dollhouse Remodel Part VI: Living Room

Doll House Living Room Makeover

This week we’re moving the vintage dollhouse remodel to the main floor living room.Vintage Dollhouse Remodel: Living Room for less than $10| www.fivemarigolds.com

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I love these adorable sets by Le Toy Van, Hape and Plan Toy.

Le Toy Van Daisylane Living Room   Hape Miniature Living Room Furniture  Plan Toy miniature Living Room furniture .

To fit my budget, however, I purchased this inexpensive set online and made a few modifications.

I left the couch and chair frames as-is, and re-sewed very simple cushions to give it a woven tweed look. I sewed  pillows to give the room a little pop of color. I used scrapbook “wallpaper” for a grasscloth affect, and more of the textured scrapbook paper rug (also used in the boy room) that fit the modern look.

I added large art to the wall that I sourced for free from designlovefest (love that site for free desktop art!) and shrunk to scale. Side note: I need to find a way to incorporate beach photography in my own home – can that even be pulled off in the Midwest?!

Vintage Dollhouse Remodel: Living Room for less than $10| www.fivemarigolds.com

I got a little crafty with the end tables and ottoman. For the ottoman, I used this bottle cap tutorial I pinned online, and applied it to a little plastic box I had.

I attempted to recreate miniature versions of these inspiration end tables:World Market Tribal End Table

I used hairspray caps and hot glued in a criss cross (jump! jump!) pattern. I then gave them a coat of white spray paint. I think someone more skilled with a glue gun could have aced this project.  I’d say mine are functional and passable as end tables, at best. 🙂Vintage Dollhouse Remodel: Living Room for less than $10| www.fivemarigolds.com

I painted the entertainment center and electronics. I then added some miniature books from other rooms in the house, and folded some cozy blankets.Vintage Dollhouse Remodel: Living Room for less than $10| www.fivemarigolds.com

Price Breakdown: Bath and Laundry Room

  • Wallpaper and rug: $0.50*
  • Furniture: $8.54
  • End tables and ottoman: $0*
  • Art and accessories: $0.00 *
  • TOTAL = $9.04

*Used materials I already had on hand.

Do you like my remodel so far? Be sure to subscribe to get more updates on the dollhouse renovations. In the meantime, follow my other vintage dollhouse makeover posts here:

Vintage Dollhouse Makeover Part I Vintage Dollhouse, Part II Exterior, Part III Boy’s RoomPart IV Girl’s RoomPart V Laundry / BathroomPart VI Living Room, Part VII Kitchen, Part VIII Play Room + Final Reveal

Vintage Dollhouse Makeover for $50 Final Reveal! | Five Marigolds

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11 thoughts on “Vintage Dollhouse Remodel Part VI: Living Room

  1. Whitney says:

    This is so cute! When I saw this thumbnail picture in the Ginger Snap Crafts link party, it just looked like a picture of a real life sized modern living room. You do such a great job!

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