A Facebook Marketplace dollhouse find made over into an adorable modern dollhouse with simple craft supplies.
I’ve always wanted to give a dollhouse a makeover and was able to find a great deal on a previously loved house on Facebook Marketplace.
Crafting has always been one of my hobbies, but I’d forgotten how much of a time suck it is. I didn’t really anticipate the length of time it actually took to remodel this dollhouse. At the end my husband asked if I thought it was worth it. Honestly it depends on how much you enjoy this type of project. Designing all the details is my favorite part, so for me the answer was yes.
Supplies for this Dollhouse Makeover
- spray paint + primer
- acrylic craft paint + brushes
- scrapbook paper (wallpaper)
- mod podge
- large craft sticks (dollar store)
- craft wood planks (dollar store)
- wood stain
- hot glue
- Cricut (machine, permanent vinyl and writable vinyl) optional
- scissors + craft knife
The first thing I did was take the dollhouse apart to spray paint it. I will say this step is very unnecessary and may cause errors later on in the project. You can just take the entire house outside and spray the exterior. I also added a stone texture spray paint to the sides to create a stucco appearance.
The hardwood flooring on the first level might be my favorite part (along with the stairs). I used craft sticks and cut off the rounded edge to create the planks, stained them in Golden Oak and hot glued them down. Mod Podge was added over top to seal in the cracks between planks and protect the flooring.
On the second floor is the bathroom and kitchen. For Phase 1 of this makeover I focused on wall treatments and flooring. Phase 2 will include furnishings for the house.
The entire floor was painted with gray acrylic paint and a mosaic tile vinyl stencil was added in the bathroom. I also used writable vinyl to create the backsplash in the kitchen.
The bathroom has 2 different adhesive backed paper used as wallpaper and craft sticks for the chair rail molding.
Up on the third floor is the primary bedroom and balcony. I loved this copper vinyl and added a piece of dollhouse baseboard as the chair rail. Craft wood was used to make a modern board and batten, window and built-in cubby.
Out on the balcony green felt creates the appearance of grass along with a wooden bead and felt leaf to create a planter.