So I go home and rip them off. Its okay, they're a major corporation, and contrary to increasingly popular belief, corporations aren't people! Today, let's visit the Five Palms Pillow. Sophisticated, simple, and a real bargain at $228.
Today, for our ~Anthropologie inspired housewares~, you will need:
Fabric for pillowcase, I used muslin but any cotton will do
Sharpies - I used brown, blue, yellow and green
After cutting the fabric down (I laid my old pillow down and cut around it, leaving about an inch around around the edges), I started mapping out the palm trees. No need to give Van Gogh a run for his money here, just scribble some lines that look like a couple of cotton balls shoved in a skinny ice cream cone.
Once thats done, take your q-tip and dip it in rubbing alcohol, enough so that you get little droplets coming off. Start dropping the rubbing alcohol on top of your trees, then gently rub it in, just enough to get rid of the marker lines and make it look a bit more like water color. I also dragged the color in a few places just to tweak the shape to my liking.
The colors did spread a little more than on the original pillow, which I was okay with, because it started to also remind me of this other pillow I loved but was too cheap to buy -
I let it sit overnight to dry, then went back in with a marker to add the tree trunks and some more details where the lines had become a bit too soft and then sewed the new case on my old pillow.
However, with this one I scribbled in descending color intensity, and then laid it in the bathtub to coat it in rubbing alcohol to do the blending. And that's how I dyed my bathtub purple. A little bleach seems to be helping but I have a feeling this is going to take a lot of chemicals and elbow grease to get this sucker clean. Whoops. Please learn from my mistakes. Um, and give me tips on how to get sharpie stains out of your bathtub...Unless you're my landlord reading this, in which case, just kidding John. Everything is great.