Dollhouse Living Room - Scrapbook Paper Floor & Tissue Box Walls

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A few weeks ago I shared "The Littlest Vintage Cottage" with you and the exterior makeover which included new exterior paint and repairs and a sandpaper roof!

I have now started a little bit of the interior, we are starting this makeover in the living room where I have installed new flooring, painted the walls, wallpapered an accent wall, textured the ceiling, and installed crown molding and a staircase!


Dollhouse Living Room - Scrapbook Paper Floor & Tissue Box Walls



Dollhouse living room makeover details

First, let's take a look at the before of this room.


Dollhouse Living Room Before

I kind of went backward and laid the new floor first when I should have painted the walls first to ensure that I didn't get paint on the new floors. I was just so excited to see how the new floor would look!

Dollhouse scrapbook paper flooring

I used some cute scrapbook paper that looks like whitewashed wood boards!

Dollhouse living room floors

I might have actually squealed a little bit once this was down! 😁

Dollhouse Living Room

I found this adorable crown molding at Miniatures.com. I ordered two pieces of it and I think I have just enough to do the kitchen too!

This dollhouse has little strips of wood in the corners so I couldn't miter the crown molding very easily. I filled in the gaps with wood filler though and once it was painted you can't even tell!


Dollhouse crown molding

I painted the walls, crown molding, and the ceiling with some Country White chalk paint that I had.

Dollhouse makeover

Now, I want you to see this wallpaper I found on Etsy... it is normal sized wallpaper for a normal size house and I wanted to get this look in my little dollhouse...


Gold Leaf Wallpaper
Source: Betapet on Etsy
Now, get ready for something so amazing...

I found this wallpaper in dollhouse size... in the form of a tissue box!! YES!!! Not even a name brand tissue either... store brand! It's an EXACT MATCH!! Again, there may have been squeals of joy!


Dollhouse living room wall paper from a tissue box

I decided the tissue box would be a perfect accent wall so I cut it up and pieced it together on the wall! What do you think?

I am planning to have a fireplace on this wall as well and I think that will cover the seam perfectly.

Dollhouse accent wall with wallpaper

For the ceiling, I put the paint on super thick and used a round sponge pouncer thingy to get the texture. I pounced and twisted at the same time to get a texture similar to the ceiling in a rental I lived in once. 😊
Dollhouse ceiling texture

It's hard to photograph since it's white but I think you can see here.

Dollhouse ceiling

I installed a new staircase too. I used the Simple Stair Kit also from Miniatures.com. With this staircase, you can adjust it to the height you need. It comes with an extra step to add on if you need it. My house is a little bit smaller so I had to actually cut off a couple more steps.

dollhouse staircase

I stained the steps with Dark Burnt Umber.

Dollhouse staircase paint

Dollhouse staircase

The opening for the staircase was not quite big enough so I used my little multi-tool thing to cut the hole a little larger.

multi-tool

Dollhouse staircase opening

installing a dollhouse staircase

Dollhouse DIY staircase

I painted the stair risers white (I think I may add little numbers to them for a fun addition!)

Painted dollhouse staircase


So far I have opted to leave the railing for the staircase off. I may change my mind but this house is pretty small so I think the open staircase looks nice.

Installed dollhouse staircase

Dollhouse living room after

I'm really pleased with the progress so far in the living room, what do you think?

I'm excited to start on the fireplace and furnishings for this room!

Dollhouse plant


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Dollhouse living room

Do you have a dollhouse you'd like to makeover? If not, Miniatures.com has got you covered, they have some really cute little kits!