i am a bargain shopper, especially when it comes to home decor. i would much rather buy something used at a secondhand store, or flea market, and fix it up, rather than paying full price for something. i needed a good headboard, but didn't want to spend a fortune on one. i found this old window screen at a little store in salem for $9, and thought it would be perfect for right above our bed. our bedroom is really tiny, and anything dark makes our room look smaller, this pale blue screen works perfect with the rest of our apartment, and gives the feel that our room is even bigger. i love it.