Sunday night, a tragedy happened. My bed frame broke as I was getting ready to go to bed. Yes, that’s right. Getting in. On my own. Get your mind out of the gutter.
The bed frame is only a few years old, which makes the whole situation infuriating. I’m officially on a 4-for-4 bad quality streak with West Elm furniture. Previously, I’ve had a coffee table that started getting peeling veneer after six months, a dining table that started bowing towards the floor after about a year, and a set of dressers that would never assemble square so the drawers would bang into each other. I’m determined to avoid getting into this situation again, so from now on, it’s WE home decor and lighting only for Maddy. Grumble, grumble.
So that brings me to Saturday. It’s not what I want to be spending money on right now, but if I have to buy a new bed frame, we’re going to invest in a high end one that will last us a while and won’t spontaneously break after barely putting any pressure on it. We’re going to go with a Room and Board bed frame, and because I’m not interested in shelling out the big bucks, we’re going to dig through the local R&B outlet for a few weeks until we find one we really love. That means we may be sleeping on a mattress in the middle of our living room (and, when we remove the broken frame, back to our bedroom) for a few weeks, but saving money is good! Some of the styles I’ll be on the hunt for are above. Thoughts?