It all began with the bed Terri Windling shared in her blog about bedrooms and trees. The bed is made by Shawn Lovell Metalworks, and each one is an original work of art, with a price of $15,000 that doesn't exactly fit in the budget of a new home owner.
But I've gotten it stuck in my mind that the touch our bedroom needs is to finally purchase a bed frame for our queen bed. It doesn't necessarily have to be a tree bed, but now that the trees are painted on our wall, I can't help but dream of how beautiful such a thing would be.
So I set out to find a less lovely but more affordable equivalent, and found...
Nothing, really. :/
Anthropologie offers a less expensive option with this beautiful bed:
Less expensive than $15k, that is, but at $5,000, still more expensive than the car I drive!
I also found this lovely number:
From Gloverart, which has no price listed that I can find.
Finally I found another lovely bed, originally from a website called PBTeen. At $900 it is expensive, but at least it is relatively more affordable. And...it appears they no longer make it. :(
So back to the drawing board I go. I know that, like so many things with this house, once I find the bed that is perfect for us, I'll know it!