Headboard Re-Do

A friend of mine recently bought a new bed, Since he was upgrading from a double to a queen he needed a new headboard for the new bed frame.  Instead of just going to buy a new headboard he went instead and bought a door (from Home Depot) and some wood trim. He turned the door sideways and attached the trim to the perimeter and painted the whole thing black! It looks really great and cost him a lot less than a brand new headboard would have, plus he got to make it his own style.

This got me thinking... what are some other creative ways to change out a headboard, or just re-design the one you already have. here are some ideas that I came up with:

unfinished wood with words painted in an accent color. It could be a name, monogram, or just a sweet word like "love" or "dream"

This idea came from Holly Mathis , but what about using some fabric and making a slip cover for an old, dinged up or out of date headboard?

or even go for a fully upholstered style using plywood and foam with a fabric cover.

Here is an example of a door as a headboard.

This isn't necessarily a headboard, but the floor-to-ceiling curtains with the floating frame sure make for a beautiful headwall don't you think?

This is probably my favorite headboard of them all. I love the drama of the yellow  with the ornate  white bed frame.

The possibilities are endless. What are some of your headboard ideas?