Cheap Frame for This Headboard?

Cheap Frame for This Headboard?

Regina Yunghans
Sep 21, 2011

Q: I'm super cheap, and looking for a very plain queen bed frame. I've been living with our metal bed frame (you know, the one that came free with the mattress) for years now, but I hate the look of a bed skirt almost as much as I hate the look of the ugly metal frame. I recently snagged a great deal on an overlapping squares headboard from West Elm ($100!), but I can't find a good plain bed frame to match it.

Yes, I'm aware that West Elm sells a simple bed frame, but I feel like I should be able to find something like this for less than $300. I've asked around and searched online, but it seems strangely impossible to find a plain bed frame without a headboard. I've even though about buying a Rykene bed from Ikea at $129, chopping off the headboard, and painting it white. I'm fairly handy, but I'd like to avoid building my own bed from scratch if possible.

What do you think, people? Should I suck it up and spend the $300 plus tax at West Elm, or is there a cheaper way?

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