About a month ago, I bought a 60" long piece of knotty pine wood that had once been a wall from a barn in Kansas. It had Great Stuff filling the knots and it was pretty ugly.
Perfect! Just what I was looking for.
We loaded it into the backseat of my little sedan, along with my daughter. The ends of the board hung out of both windows, and my poor teenager had only a few inches of wiggle room for the next 45 minutes while we drove to Paris to visit my folks.
It sat in my dad's shop for a month.
Over the next month, I pieced together some old, oval doorknobs and assorted backplates. I Gorilla-glued these together. Then, I screwed them all onto the board. After attaching some hangers to the back and digging out the foam insulation that was clogging up all those beautiful holes, I was ready to hang my new headboard in our bedroom.
Total cost: $26.
I love it!