This one uses a plain canvas from a craft store (although you could also use plywood if you can hang it securely). Covered in your choice of fabric, it's a super simple, custom option. Plus it's easy to change the look of it as often as you want.
As a lover of all things salvaged and chippy, these following ideas capture my heart.
Using a salvaged mantel or fireplace surround in a new and unexpected way makes these headboards one of a kind.
Another great option is using a salvaged door. Don't have a salvaged door? No problem, this one uses
a new, unfinished door from a home improvement store.
This last one is my all time favorite.
Le sigh. Need I say more?