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
Shutter Headboard DIY It was an easy transformation! I painted the shutters Gray Horse by Benjamin Moore, which is one of my fav gray paint colors. Then I removed the floor stand on the bottom and mounted it higher on the wall by drilling wood screws through the shutters and straight into the wall.