My childhood dollhouse bathroom went from pink carpet and a broken toilet to a farmhouse chic oasis after a 2020 renovation. Keep reading for a tour of my dollhouse bathroom and lots of ideas and colorful inspiration for decorating your own dollhouse.
Did you miss the tour of the other rooms in my dollhouse? See them here:
Dollhouse Bathroom: Before
Take a moment to admire how perfectly the pink carpet square fits in the bathroom space…
The wallpaper and ribbon look was something I actually had in my childhood bedroom. By 2014(?) and my first attempt at a makeover, I wanted to try something different ~ thus the collage text walls and fabric sample flooring.
As I embarked on my latest renovation, I decided to try something different both style-wise and color-wise…
Dollhouse Bathroom: After
Yellow and blue modern farmhouse vibes? Yes, please.
Walls & Floors
During the initial renovation, I decoupaged the wall with text cut from thrifted books (very on brand for me lol). Upon further reflection, I decided that look just wasn’t working so I went in a totally different direction.
I used large wooden popsicle sticks to create faux shiplap on the lower two-thirds of the wall. To adhere the shiplap, I chose fast grab tacky glue. Tip: work from the bottom up so gravity can be your friend. After the glue dried and the popsicle sticks were firmly in place, I painted them with white acrylic paint.
Next, I chose a coordinating piece of scrapbook paper to wallpaper the top third of the wall. Don’t look too closely because the pattern definitely isn’t matched up at the seams but it works for me.
The next step was to add the picture ledge. I cut balsa wood to size and painted it white before adhering it to the wall.
Finally, I filled in the gaps in the shiplap and trim with white caulking which works great to hide lots of imperfections.
For the bathroom floor I ditched the carpet (and fabric) and laid down a piece of dotted yellow scrapbook paper. It was easy to install and gives a wonderful, playful pop of color.
Dollhouse Bathroom Furniture
While I had hoped to reuse most of my original bathroom fixtures, a broken toilet meant I had to buy a new set at Hobby Lobby. Luckily it was the same vintage style as my original set so I was able to mix and match.
The linen chest and sink step stool were unfinished pieces I had in my stash ~ likely bought for $1 back when $1 dollhouse furniture was more readily available. I painted both pieces with acrylic paint and called it a day.
Art, Accessories, & Lighting
The art, accessories, and lighting are what really give this bathroom personality. Sure, it’s still lacking a toilet paper holder, but there are lots of other mini goodies to make up for it.
The ship themed art consists of one original piece from my childhood and several other pieces that are photos cut from magazines (typically Country Living or BHG). I mounted each cut photo on heavy stock and made a frame by cutting & gluing painted coffee stirrer sticks.
The towels are baby facecloths from Dollar Tree just cut into smaller sizes. I used hot glue to secure them in the folded position.
The bathtub tray is three pieces of balsa wood glued together and “stained” with watered down acrylic paint. The book is a section of a magazine spine covered with scrapbook paper and cut text from a thrifted book.
For the planter, I painted a candle cup with the same pale blue paint I used on the step stool and linen chest. I added details with a white paint pen. The foliage is faux, cut from a larger bunch.
I fashioned the chandelier over the bathtub out of wire and clear beads. This tutorial from Ann Wood was very helpful. It’s hung from the ceiling with a length of chain and a pushpin.
For the barn light over the sink & mirror, I looked at several tutorials and then just did my best to come up with something semi-realistic. I used thicker wire, wooden discs, a suction cup, a pearl bead, and gold spray paint to get the look I was going for.
That wraps up my DIY Dollhouse Bathroom tour! I hope you found some good ideas and inspiration for decorating your own dollhouse. In case you missed it, see my DIY Dollhouse Kitchen Tour here the Living Room & Dining Room Tour here. You can also check out this post: 10 Easy To Find Supplies For DIY Dollhouse Decor to see some of my favorite, budget friendly supplies and a few sneak peeks of the rest of my renovated childhood dollhouse. Dollhouse decorating is so much fun and a tiny bit addictive.
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