I paid $8 for the headboard and footboard at Goodwill. It took me 2 months to track down the $3 "slide-in" side rails. 2 hours in painting and the deal was done. I love completing this project because I feel strangely passionate about items like this not ending up in a dump, it really is a beautiful bed, it's true they don't make things 'now' like they did 'then', it cost us $11, Lucy is in the clouds and Henry is jealous. Amen.