Furniture Makeover: Maebh’s New Bed

I finally found Maebh’s new bed and it will be here on Thursday!

I absolutely love the look of it, as it’s full of potential, when painted. The pine wood is blah, but it has some nice details like the top ends [finials?] and the lines.

While I don’t know the color yet, I’m thinking just simple white to keep it very neutral and use a bright color on the dressing table.  Yes, I still do have to finish the painting and the wall paper, etc. etc.  but when you can get a deal, you have to grab it.

Here are some beds I’ve seen online and really like for one reason or another.

Having been doing so much looking online at,, Gumtree,com,, and I have not had much luck.   I even visited Restore Holt & a few second hand furniture stores on Magdelen Street in Norwich yesterday while we were there.  The few beds which I’ve been interested in were too expensive and/or too far away.

This person contacted me by answering back to one of my “WANTED” posts… and so after some back and forth, it will soon be mine.

UPDATE:  The bed has arrived and I’m very pleased with it and think it will be great in her room. However, there was one problem.  The guy who picked it up FORGOT the stinking screws so had to go back to Dereham another day.

Five days later, I got the missing parts but it has been raining and since I have not yet chosen the color nor do I have any BIN 1-2-3 left so while I’ll get to it, my hall way cabinet is the first priority now.

Author: Stars Stripes and Mayonnaise

I am an American currently living in the Netherlands. I enjoy snapping photos and blogging along the way about our family’s journey as we moved from USA to the UK for a couple years then onto Ireland for three & half years and now in our next adventure in the Netherlands where the kids and are are learning Dutch. As you can probably tell by the name of the blog “Stars, Stripes & Mayonnaise” our family is half American & half Dutch and if you know one thing about the Dutch is that they LOVE their mayonnaise! I seen ’em do it man, they fuckin‘ drown ’em in it. When I started this blog way when it was to capturing memories of our family – essentially a journal of our family adventures, their love of mayonnaise, my love of photography, D.I.Y., crafting, sea glass hunting and exploring with our two amazing kids.

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