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A glorious cheapache

August 25th, 2010 at 05:33 pm

Well, our bed broke a few months back and we have just been living with it. The support beams are shot. We built new ones, but it didn't seem to do much good. One night at about 2 a.m., I rolled over and the frame collapsed. I was so mad, I decided right then that I was buying us a new frame.

I told hubby and he agreed. Until today. He's convinced me that we can fix it, and upon further reflection, I think we can.

I was planning to buy a new frame at IKEA for about $200. But, I found out they also sell the support beams and slats seperately, for about $30. That's really what we need.

I like the way the new one looks a lot more. It would fit better in our house. But I thought about it, and if I just remove the legs, paint it, and add a new headboard (really just cut 3.4 birch plywood that's been painting), I should have the equivalent of a brand new bed, that looks similar to the $200 bed, for about $50.

So yeah. Hubby's cheapache is going to save me about $150. Go hubby.

3 Responses to “A glorious cheapache”

  1. whitestripe Says:

    $200 is good for a new bed - but I agree $50 is better. but good idea on new paint and headboard, those are really the things that make all the difference appearance-wise. just pretend it's new, no one else will know lol Big Grin

  2. Homebody Says:

    Hurray!

  3. Jerry Says:

    I think that, in some ways, having a cool bed that you fixed up yourself will lead to more satisfaction as well as the insurance of the financial savings. Enjoy the project! It sounds great...
    Jerry

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