Last month while the rest of my family was partying at the Outer Banks, we found the perfect anniversary gift sitting on the sidewalk in Brooklyn Heights, which turned out to be our best trash-picked item since the HGTV-featured Danish cabinet. So glad we stayed in New York, where the streets are paved with case goods.
I saw this bed frame on the street while on my way to my lunchtime workout. I called Tom to see if he could stop by and evaluate it. By the time I got back from the exercise class, the frame was gone. Tom consoled me by speculating it came from a bedbug-infested crack den.
When I got home that night, there was the bed frame. Tom had carried it home by himself, fractured ankle and all. The previous owner was moving to Manhattan and didn't want to bother with dismantling the frame so it would fit in his car.
The bed ended up being a queen, same as our mattress. It also looks very much like the $300 West Elm bed frame I've been mooning over for three years while getting by with a bed skirt made from a curtain and safety pins. Personally, I prefer a bed where you can see the feet - some air flow at floor level makes a room feel lighter and less crowded.
Here's our next dilemma. Box spring or no box spring? The only blogger I've seen weighing in on this subject is Nick Olsen, who says either way is fine, just don't leave the box spring exposed. What do you all think? Nox with a box? Or not? The first pic is with the box spring. The second is without.