(sad, tired out headboard)
I was lucky. It's super lightweight and short enough that I could slide it into the trunk of my civic coupe, with the back seats flipped forward, of course, just steadily enough to drive the tenth of a mile (or less?) home. I cleaned it off and brought it inside.
Yesterday, my family came to visit. My mom, sister, and I went over to Peddler's Mall just for the fun of it. I picked up a roll of wallpaper in a nice Waverly print to use for paper crafts. So when I brought this sorry headboard upstairs, I had a thought and here's what happened...
With that and some bed raisers, we have a new headboard. It didn't have a way to bolt in--that part had broken off at some point--so I have it wedged into the bed raisers and stuck felt furniture pads on the back so it won't damage the wall. I need to touch up the paper a little bit, but overall, I think this turned out very well for a roadside trash find, a dollar roll of wallpaper, and twenty minutes this afternoon.