I saw an idea last year of an old door that someone turned into a headboard. Most headboards cost a pretty penny, so this idea would work great for us!
I went to a store that sold old doors, and picked one up for $30. We had a man at our church add sides and a top to it out of an old church pew and an old piano. It ended up looking very similar to this (I didn't take a picture of it before I worked on it, but found this online).
Two coats of black paint, and here we are!!! (This is actually our headboard in this picture).
We installed it today, and it looks like a million bucks! All this, for $30! Can you believe it?