to speed up a tufting project, use a drill and screw to create the tufts and glue the button on top, instead of threading a button through the headboard. Also, cut out some of the foam to make room for deeper tufts (or whatever they're called).
Headboard to Bench! Get an old headboard for a kids twin bed at Goodwill. Paint however you like! Then add wood panels and a cushion! I definitely can do this with the headboard I don't use anymore, it can be my own lil project!