Buying a Bed Frame on a Budget

 After years of sleeping on a queen we decided to take the plunge this past summer and get a king sized bed. This gave me the push I needed to finally spruce up our master bedroom and make it more cozy. It is a huge and awkward space, and we tried to keep and use what we had. The biggest cost to our room re-do was our bed. Stay tuned for details about what we did!

In addition to researching the best mattress for your buck, I needed to find a bed frame that was budget friendly. We had about $3000 to spend on a mattress and frame. After spending $1600 on a mattress at Sleep Country Canada, that left me $1400 for a bed frame. We needed a solid frame that would support our large king mattress.

Wanting a modern farmhouse look for a bed frame, I browsed several Canadian friendly websites. In my books, Canadian friendly means they ship to Canada without crazy import and shipping fees. Some Canadian friendly sites are Amazon Canada, Wayfair, Ikea, West Elm, and Crate and Barrel.

After browsing various websites I found the Mason bed at Crate and Barrel for just under $1000 Canadian with great reviews.  *It is now over $1100 CDN* I googled it to see if any bloggers or designers have used it in their spaces, just to get a visual. Found the bed at New Darlings, a blog written by Robert and Christina. I was sold!

 I love the sleek modern lines it had.  They have it in brass now, which they didn't have in the summer, waaah!  I found cheaper versions elsewhere but they had bad reviews such as: squeaky, not enough mattress support, and hard to assemble.

Wanting to see the bed in person I called Crate and Barrel, our closest store is a 40 minute drive through heavy traffic, to see if it was in the store.  Unfortunately they didn't have it in store, saved me a drive! After talking to the salesperson, she explained their online purchasing method, return policy and after reading great reviews online I bravely ordered the bed sight unseen!  They ship it across the border to their warehouse, and then you can pick it up or have it paid to get delivered. The price you see online is the price you pay! We paid $129 to have it delivered AND assembled (hello - marriage saver!), which was worth every penny! I LOVE our new bed. My only complaint is the slats are wide apart on the headboard which makes it difficult to sit upright on the bed without your head going through that space. You need a pillow to prevent that from happening.

We LOVE falling into bed every night. Why we didn't take the plunge earlier in our marriage is a mystery. Two tall people deserve a king sized bed. The space is luxurious! Now when we sleep on a queen, it feels so squishy!

Stay tuned. I'll show you how I added a layer of cozy to our bedroom that is renter AND budget friendly!

* This post was NOT sponsored. I just love Crate and Barrel *


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  2. Can I ask if your crate and barrel bed has a boxspring? I'm trying to figure out how high the headboard will come if I have a fairly normal sized boxspring and mattress. Thank you! Room looks beautiful!

    1. Gia, I have a boxspring and then a pillow top mattress on the bed frame! Thank you so much!

  3. Hello, Do you have a boxspring on the crate and barrel bed? trying to figure out the height of the frame with my boxspring and mattress. I love it!

  4. Hello! Where are those small white nightstands from? Thank you so much!


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