With its adjustable shelves, the IKEA Mandal headboard is already fairly adaptable, but have you thought of using it in ways other than a headboard? These folks did; perhaps it will inspire you to look at the Mandal with new eyes of possibility.
Bender Photo Collage - I used a x canvas with blocks of Think quilt blocks. Glue pictures on with Elmers glue leaving a small border between. I nailed (every 12 inches or so)the canvas to wall behind random pictures to keep it s