Wednesday, May 15, 2013

$1 DIY Dollhouse Sink & Vanity

I love to decorate. You probably can't tell by the clutter that is my house but it really is something I enjoy! However, it isn't all that easy to just renovate a whole room. This is where my dollhouse comes in. You can renovate and redecorate any room in your dollhouse much cheaper and much easier than if it was in real life. (Did I just inspire everyone to get themselves a dollhouse? ... Good.) Well, my mini bathroom is in the process of a full reno. The room has been cleared and the walls painted. And after I show you guys this easy tutorial (using cheap and dollar store finds!), my mini bathroom will have a nifty sink and vanity.


Ready to get started? Here is a list of the materials you will need. I had everything on hand except for the hutch which was only a buck.

Materials:
$1 hutch from Michaels
Exacto knife
Wire cutters
Needlenose pliers
Thin chain
1 Small jump ring
2 Small beads
Headpin
Pin tool
Ruler
Scissors
Polymer clay, salt dough, Model Magic, etc.
White acrylic paint
Black acrylic paint
Red acrylic paint
Gold acrylic paint
Disposable aluminum dish
Paintbrush
Water cup
2 Faucets (can be made from bead findings and toothpicks)
1 Decorative toothpick
Superglue
Museum wax
Sticky tack
Gloss varnish, Triple Thick or clear nail polish
Nail file or sandpaper
Small pastry tip or circle cutter


That's all there is to it! Here is the finished product... minus some accessorizing that I can't wait to get to! :)



The tissue box and bowl can be found under the DIY & Archives page, along with many other easy dollhouse tutorials. I hope you take a moment to check them out!

But back to the tutorial. I love how the sink turned out and can't wait to work on the toilet, tub and shelving that I plan to install. Keep checking back for new bathroom reno updates!

9 comments:

  1. How cool that you have a dollhouse!

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  2. It looks great- what an awesome tutorial!! I love the sink plug on the chain-so cute!

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  3. Nice tutorial! You inspire me to try some really out-of-the box stuff on my blog--thanks! xo Jennifer

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  4. Fantastic tutorial. Thank you for sharing. I love your sink.
    Hugs Maria

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  5. I love your dollhouse! And that sink is amazing. I still have my dollhouse from when I was a kid and sometimes I am tempted take it out and start a new hobby. I think seeing the great projects you do on yours might convince me to!

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  6. That's fantastic! The sink is so cute. I love the look. Great tutorial. You explained it all so well.
    hugs♥,
    Caroline

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  7. Hi Lindsey! I think that you have shown that a standard piece of dollhouse furniture such as what you found at Michael's, can get and entire new look just by thinking outside the box! I like the way you separated the top of the hutch from the bottom. Your idea for constructing your own vessel sink from clay, has turned out soooo well and I like the added details of the drain pipe and the plug on the chain. I can tell that you are having a whole lot of fun with the dollhouse reno; and you are coming in UNDER BUDGET too!

    elizabeth

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  8. just found your blog and I'm so excited, I used to love dolls and dollhouses when I was little but I never had one (dollhouse). I've been looking at your posts for a few minutes and I'm in love!

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  9. you got the hutch at michaels's? I cannot find it anywhere, even on the internet. help?

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