I have seen pictures of headboards made from various non-traditional materials, like doors and picket fences. I decided to look at small garden fences to see if I could make something work. I ended up scoring a 10ft section of brown metal fencing for $7 and some change. With some snipping and some nails from my increasingly handy husband, our formerly bare wall now looks like this:
I know this is a simple solution, but for <$5 you can't beat it! (We had 3 sections of the fence left) I am very pleased with it. The wall still looks a little blank, but I also got this paint to do some stripes for an accent wall.
Martha Stewart's "Love-In-A-Mist"
I'm quite happy with how it turned out...and I look forward to continuing our frugal home improvements in our simple, country home!