Is it silly to refurbish a barbie house for Christmas?

So I got the Barbie house free from someone who had posted it in a marketplace. I was going to fix it up and give it to my 3 year old for Christmas and buy some Barbie furniture to put inside. She’s newly obsessed with barbies. Do you think that’s a silly idea? Should I just give it to her now as is? My husband kind of laughed at the idea. I know she’ll LOVE it either way. It’s taller than she is. Also any ideas on how to refurbish? I would like to make it more “modern” and not so “loud”? Idk

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I would save it for Christmas.

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3 year old wouldn’t notice the difference between old and new.

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Absolutely not. People need to normalize second hand gifts. Or anything for that matter.

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Give it to her for Christmas

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I think it’s a great idea!

I done this with a dolls cot that i had as a child. I painted it etc and was like new. Wouldnt get 1 like it now. She still has it and thinks alot if it cos it was mine. I gave it to her from mammy and daddy.

Save it for Christmas. She’ll love it. Furnish it, make it pretty, place a big bow on it. She won’t know it’s not new.

That’s such a thoughtful gift, my bf thinks all my ideas are silly but he puts up with it anyway :joy:

I think it’s a great idea. My kids get some thrift store items for Xmas all the time.

I say if you want to do it go for it! I think it would be amazing if you redid it for her! It would have more meaning and it’s something she could hold onto and hopefully pass down to her children

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Definitely do what u wanted with it, because it will be more worth it in the end, ull be putting ur love into it and it will probably make u feel better, because kids that age don’t know diffence between old n new like the other lady said xx

It’s been a hard year, be easy on yourself. She’s 3, she will love that her mommy made it special for her

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I actually did this for my girls last Christmas. My girls didn’t notice the barbie house wasn’t brand new they could of cared less. I got them accessories for in it. They now use it for barbies and LOLs. The hard part is wrapping it.

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I have one I want to refurbish too! When my daughter is old enough, of course! I think it’s a wonderful idea

I would save it for Christmas! My dad refurbished a doll house for me to look exactly like our house and it was so special! I still have it to this day and will give to my daughter when she is older

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I think it’s an AMAZING idea!

She’s 3! Best age ever for the magic of Christmas!

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I think it is a good idea to put s little mom into the mix she will like dolls until she is in the early teen yrs and then may decide to use it as something else just because of the story her mother had a hand in making it very special just for her …

Do it and you can redecorate with wall paper and other decor all at local dollar store !

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