So here it is.
The bed I think I maybe might be regretting. And I suppose if you think you’re regretting something, than you probably are regretting something, so… there’s that.
It’s not the bed’s fault – it’s a perfectly beautiful bed.
It’s pretty. It’s unique. It’s well-made. It’s sturdy.
I think it’s just a little too polished for me.
In my quest for a new bed I had narrowed it down to either a wood bed or an iron bed. Unable to find a wood bed (or even a headboard) that I liked that didn’t cost an arm and a leg, I shifted my focus to metal frame beds.
I had every intention of going with a black or dark bronze frame, but I kept seeing the same two or three styles and I really thought I wanted something different (thought being the key word here). So when my eyes landed on this bed, I believed I had found a winner.
I thought about it for a few days and decided I liked the unique design and color and was just about to make the leap, when this bed (the bed I ordered) popped up for over $100 less. So I made a split-second decision and bought the less expensive one instead.
I don’t recommend this technique when making a big purchase, because let’s face it – do impulse buys ever really turn out good for the long haul??
I bought it from Joss & Main (currently unavailable), and aside from being a real bugger to assemble – an extra set of hands would have been a big help – it is very well made and extremely sturdy. I was so afraid a metal bed would squeak, but this one doesn’t at all. I have no complaints about the quality whatsoever.
I’m going to do my best to make it work. I’ll start by getting some different night stands and a couple new lamps, and some antique-y art work to hang on the wall. And maybe a couple small changes to the bedding too.
If all that still doesn’t change my mind, I figure I have two options: 1) I can take it all apart and haul it outside and paint it a darker color (I really, really don’t want to do that), OR 2) I can sell it and buy something different.
So what do you think of this new bed?