We've been wanting a king size bed ever since we got Stanley because he takes up a lot of room. Initially when we first move down to Texas a year ago we thought that we would buy a king size bed when we bought our bed. We ended up not buying a king size bed because we didn't want to spend so much money on a bed since we just arrived and keep as much money as we can for emergency.
Last Sunday I told hubby to take me to Ikea to walk around since they were having their twice a year blue moon sale. We got there had brunch and walked around. We saw a king size Hopen bed frame on sale for about $350! What a steal! We bought the bread frame and then we had to go home because my small car could not fit anything else (well actually we could but we thought we could not) we decided to go home drop off the bed frame and then go back to Ikea to get the rest of the stuff.
We went back to Ikea later to get the bed slate/base, metal base and the mattress. We than came home had a quick dinner and put the bed together. A few trips to Ikea, a couple of hours and about 2k later we got ourselves a new king size bed we've always wanted ^_^. The first night we were not used to it because there was so much room that we didn't know what to do with the extra room. The dogs loves the new bed because they can veg out any where they want.
We put our other bed in the guest room now so that when my parents comes they can have a nice bed to sleep on. Hubby asked if we should get a king size bed for them (they sleep on king size in Malaysia) when/if they come and stay with us for a long period of time next time but I told him that if they do stay with us for a longer period then we'll decided than.
I guess since the economy is bad we should help stimulate the economy huh?:)