I promised you in my last post that I would feature the bed we put together on another day. Well, that day is today!
Sleep is so important for staying healthy and feeling your best that it’s worthwhile to invest in a comfortable bed. OR, you could be married to Peter, who decides he wants to construct a bed without know how comfortable it will be. Just because he can.
Can you guess which option we went with?
I think it all started when Peter learned about a process called a “foam-ectomy“, which involves slicing open the top padded layer of a mattress and removing the cheap foam, then replacing it with newer, better memory foam. Apparently, most beds with built-in memory foam are way overpriced. When I heard that little factoid, I knew it was all over. There’s nothing Peter hates more than feeling like he’s overpaying for something. Especially when he can make it himself.
So! After a lot of research, he decided that, instead of performing a foam-ectomy, he would make his own super-plush bed for half the price by buying an inexpensive extra-firm mattress and covering with high-quality memory foam. (As a side note, he still wants to foam-ectomy the worn-out memory foam on our old mattress. Stay tuned.)
And so here’s how we made our own super-comfortable bed for half the price of a new pillow-top mattress.
Awesomely Comfortable Bed on the Cheap
*Queen-sized firm mattress from Sam’s Club
*Box spring & frame, also from Sam’s Club
*Queen-sized cooling gel memory foam pad
*Queen-sized Cuddlebed mattress pad from Costco (2.5″ thick)
Note: I’ll add the rest of the links once I find them.
Assemble bed frame. Lay box spring and mattress on top. Line up cooling gel memory pad with firm mattress. Cover with super-thick mattress pad. Sleep well.
Cooling gel memory foam. I went with this over a regular memory foam because staying slightly cooler at night can help you fall asleep and stay asleep. Of course, I completely forgot about the fact that we would be putting a 2.5″ thick mattress pad over the cooling memory foam so there’s no way in Hades I’d be able to feel it. Silly me.
All together now:
This bed is so comfortable, both soft and supportive at the same time, that I haven’t slept so well in a while.
In comparison, our old, worn-out pillow-top mattress, which cost about twice as much as our current one when it was new:
It’s now in the guest room. Just in case you think we’re torturing our guests, know that the bed is still pretty comfortable. And don’t forget – Peter fingers are itching to do a foam-ectomy and turn this into another perfect bed.
Look at this gorgeous bedspread!
Peter’s mom made this as a wedding present and I love looking at it every day. I wish we could keep it on our current bed, but our dogs often hang out on the bed with their grubby little paws.
Speaking of dogs, here’s a picture of Maddles in a suitcase:
Have a great weekend, dear reader!
Q: How old is your bed? I’ve read that mattresses should be replaced every 7-10 years. I think the mattress I use at my dad’s house is older than I am. That may be a problem.