She and I visited a Joann Fabrics store and found a piece of velvet-like fabric on the Red-Tag Clearance table, and it was enough to do this headboard. So for just a total of $11.00 that was a good deal. We purchased some 3" thick dense poly padding too. This was the most expensive thing of the whole project, but using a 50% off coupon, it was $27.00 She wanted to have those hammer-head nails as a detail accent. To make things easy these days they have available nail heads (in silver, gold and bronze) in a roll, that is very easy to use -- with a 'hole' every couple of inches so a nail can be pounded in. Makes it so easy not to have to pound in each and every nail head! Paul had purchased a pneumatic stable gun that I used to make all the bedroom padded cornice boards. We also have an electric stable gun, but it just doesn't do the job like this great ($50) pneumatic one! Actually, I think our electric one would be fine too, but I think something broke on it, and the nails were not going into the board nice and cleanly...so he bought this new one. Love it!
Here she is working on the, plastic covered, kitchen table.