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A Dollhouse For Our Maileg: Part 3 - Interior Paint and Flooring

Updated: Sep 2, 2022

After much thought, this is the room layout we decided on for our Maileg dollhouse:

Here is what I had for beds in each room, as well as what paint and wallpaper I chose for each room:

Boys Room

Maileg Teddy Bed

Custom Blue Paint

Blue Gift Bag with Gold Foil

Girls Room

Maileg White Bed

Custom Pink Paint

Pink Floral Contact Paper

Grandparents Room

Maileg Vintage Bed

Custom Mustard Paint

Citrine Paintable Textured Wallpaper


Glidden Aquamarine Dream Paint

Maileg Gift Wrap

Flooring: White Diamond Shelf Liner

Laundry and Bath

Behr Confident White Paint

Maileg Gift Wrap

Living Room

Citrine Paintable Textured Wallpaper

Custom Wallpaper from Lella Boutique

Master Bedroom

White Bed with Floral Bedding from AizulHomey

Behr Cactus Blooms Paint

Shiplap using Birch Wood Edging


Cradle with Sleeping Bag

Maileg Cradle

Light Blue paint remnant from my house

Beige Rainbow Wallpaper

Things I learned:

  • I painted the walls first to avoid getting paint on the wallpaper. What I found was many of the wallpapers were see-through enough (especially the beige rainbows) that I had to go back and reprime the corners to avoid the paint being seen underneath the wallpaper. So paint your edges cautiously even if they are going to be covered.

  • I would not have guessed it, but small areas are more difficult to wallpaper than large areas. I precut the "wallpapers" to size for each room. I wish I had cut them just a tiny bit larger and then cut them down to room size. But even with that, it was not easy to get them smooth and I did not succeed in most rooms.

  • The wallpaper and contact paper did not stick well originally. So, I used spray glue to make them stick better, as well as to attach the gift bag.

  • I made sure to wallpaper the entire wall, including the window first. I then cut out the window using the xacto knife from the wallpaper smoothing kit when the wallpaper was up. Cutting the windows out was not difficult with a light behind the window so I could see the void easily.


Except for the kitchen, I used Birch Wood Edging and sealed it with Spar Urethane for real wood flooring throughout the dollhouse. The real wood veneer edging comes in many different widths and wood options. They also come pre-glued ready to install using an iron. I precut the 250-foot roll into six-inch pieces so that the dollhouse had more of a realistic floor look with complete. The only tools you need to apply this veneer edging are a regular household iron at cotton temperature and either your xacto knife or the miter shears for cutting.