Here’s a good idea for a DIY headboard made from old paddles. You can find more ‘rustic’ headboard ideas from Cottage Life here. It looks like they’ve just fastened the paddle shafts to a board that’s been screwed to the wall: 2415605
Painted fireplace screen hung on wall as a headboard. Totally doing this! I have a sleepnumber bed and it's been hard to find a headboard I like. I HATE just standing a headboard behind the bed and not attaching it. This is perfect!