Here we go again. Back in 2014 I wrote about affordable, new versions of antique iron beds. (Antique metal bed frames are one of my favorite things. Ever.) While I don’t know if the links are still good in that post, it remains a nice roundup of bed frames.
Our old bed did not come with us to Wyoming. In a typical case of You Get What You Pay For, the bed was not well-built or sturdy. At all. Therefore, it became scrap metal. And once again began the search for an antique-y looking bed frame.
After days of careful consideration, this is the winner.
This bed is built a little better and still has old-timey hospital bed vibes; it also does not require a box spring. As I didn’t feel like buying one, this turned out to be a good thing.
We did, however, have to buy a new mattress. I have never gone mattress shopping before and OH MY SWEET MOSES when did mattresses get so expensive!? The store had two (that’s 2. T-w-o.) mattresses that were under $1k. Most were over $3k. My frugal little heart just about exploded.
While I do realize that mattresses are something you have for 8-ish years and you should therefore spend the money to get a good one, my lord. I’ve owned cars that cost less than some of those mattresses.
Although, if someone wanted to drop $1300 on this Victorian bed, I would accept the gift graciously.
Thankfully I’m not one of those people that decorates based on location. Otherwise I’d have a log bed frame like a g.d. lumberjack or something.
See you later!