I found this pillow for $52 in Provincetown, MA this summer at a fabulous store called Yates & Kennedy. They don't have a website, but you can't miss it on Commercial St. They have great sales after the high season ends (after Labor day).
Alas, I did not buy it. I feared it would be too matchy matchy with a previous project hanging over the couch.
I have been obsessed with this image ever since I laid eyes on it at the Boston Design Center and then several times on blogs and design spreads. But at this price, I'd never own it.
So, one day I decided to make it myself.
How you ask?
I just found an image online, took it to my local copy center, had them blow it up and cut it into thirds. I must admit, the image was quite pixelated from the enlargement, but I planned to paint over it anyway. I taped it down to my dining room table and painted over the image using a light grey color and shaded with a darker grey color. Of course, right before I was done, my brush touched the white part of the paper and the octopus will forever look like it just relieved itself. Oh well.
If I can do it, you can do it!
Next time, I will try to print the negative of the image so the background is dar like the print above.
I plan on doing a whale or shark image for a certain nursery room so I'll be sure to detail and document the steps.