Doll House Living Room Makeover
This week we’re moving the vintage dollhouse remodel to the main floor living room.
I love these adorable sets by Le Toy Van, Hape and Plan Toy.
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?!
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:
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. 🙂
I painted the entertainment center and electronics. I then added some miniature books from other rooms in the house, and folded some cozy blankets.
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.
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Vintage Dollhouse Makeover Part I Vintage Dollhouse, Part II Exterior, Part III Boy’s Room, Part IV Girl’s Room, Part V Laundry / Bathroom, Part VI Living Room, Part VII Kitchen, Part VIII Play Room + Final Reveal
11 thoughts on “Vintage Dollhouse Remodel Part VI: Living Room”
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!
Aw, thank you so much for the kind words, Whitney!
This is so cool! The size of everything makes it feel really magical
Are you kidding me? This is so adorable, I wish it was my living room!!! I don’t have any girls, but if I did I definitely make them this!
LOL! Thank you, Sam!
Love it! I always wanted a doll house when I was little. We couldn’t afford one when I was little. And I had two boys, so I never bought them one!
Thank you for sharing this lovely transformation at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop. I pinned and featured you today xo
I have repainted and old doll house that my girls were given but haven’t got any further with decorating. Seeing yours looking so cute makes me think that I should really make the effort to dress it a little.
At first glance, I thought this was a real, full sized living room! Either way, I want to live in it. It’s stunning! Shared on FB 🙂
Thank you so much for the sweet message and for the share, Jess!
Love the modern spin on this… makes me wish I had a little girl to do this for. Thanks so much for sharing with us at The Creative Gallery!