I think that this is probably the first time that I’ve bought a bed. I’ve bought a few headboards, but never an actual bed! The thing that appealed to me about this bed was the fact that it’s metal – you really don’t see these metal bed frames that often. And I love the fact that it’s been painted red, but obviously a very long time ago – the paint’s very chipped, but that only adds to the charm of the piece. The ‘base’ of the bed is made of metal slats, which have slumped a bit over the years (from what I’ve read this bed dates to the early 1900s!), but if you put a high density foam mattress on it, it should be comfy enough. It’s never going to be a Tempur, but it’d be perfect for a lazy Sunday afternoon doze on your verandah!
NB: The bed is narrower than a standard single bed, so you’d need to get a piece of foam cut for the bed.
Dimensions: 187cm long x 75cm wide x 83cm tall
Price: R1600 (excl. mattress)
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