It seems like every kid dreams of a loft bed. Mine is no exception. But I wasn't too crazy about the idea of a big bulky expensive, soon to grow out of loft bed, so my son Chase and I compromised. We bought six filing cabinets (all for $42.00), spray paint, parts from a metal twin bed frame, sprinkled it with a little design imagination and when our DIY project was done Chase was high as a kite (well almost) and happy with the results. Bonus...the storage! He just tosses his clothes in the drawers and the room is clean. That make a happy mom too!