A few years ago we needed a headboard for our bed. We didn't want to spend much money on it so I made my own headboard using an old door that I found. I wish I had the before pics cause this door is very old. I spent a lot of time sanding it down to the wood then painting it black. After I was done painting it, my dad helped me attach two pieces of wood on the back side that connect to the bed frame.
I really love how it turned out.