Remember how I sort of pontificated last week about wanting to DIY a stylish file cabinet ?
Well, Rob and I went file-cabinet shopping at the Habitat ReStor e last weekend. He saw and voted for a cool industrial cabinet that was bigger than we'd planned for. I voted for a small, two-drawer version. He upped the ante and agreed to try making a Murphy bed in our spare room to make space for the larger model.
I know a good offer when I hear one, so of course, I agreed.
We have a few projects for other people to finish before we start the Murphy bed endeavor. For now, our cool file cabinet is in the basement. It's tucked in next to the chimney, but you can see its cool hardware (including labels) and industrial-esque finish in this photo.
I'm glad to have been spared a sore spray-paint trigger finger and way excited that we're going to try making a Murphy bed. We're going to use plans from DIY-furniture extraordinaire Ana White. 
I've been wanting one for years, and I think it will save tons of space.
I'll keep you posted.