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March 9, 2012

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You may remember our inspiration photo as far as art goes for the family room from our mood board:
I originally found this photo here, but of course didn’t link the exact post and now I can’t find it again. Pet peeve. 

We have plenty of paintings dabbling the house, and in a relaxed atmosphere like our family/media room I was aiming toward framed posters and less formal art.  Classic and cozy. I love the simple black frames and varying sizes, too.

Behind the scenes, we have been slowly gathering things to decorate this room with.  You know, so when we’re (finally!) done with all of the dirty work–we’ll have something to beautify the space with.   A couple weeks ago, while browsing through Etsy, I came across a shop that made Chris and I both laugh a little.  Print Wolf.  The shop is full of minimalist posters–lots of them movie posters.  We instantly fell for this one and thought it would be a perfect start to our informal collection for the family room:

I loved the colors, the minimalist design and font and Ghostbusters is a movie classic that will be appropriate to hang in an entertainment room for a long time.   When it arrived, I put it in a $5 white Ikea frame I had on hand to get a better feel for it against the wall color:


The colors play so nice with the wall color, but I think a black frame will look better.  And if Ghostbusters isn’t your thing, there are lots of other classic movie posters and even some non-movie posters.  I am digging this Beatles one (which I JUST discovered in his shop):

And this original illustration that is positively charming, but not too cutesy (you know me…I am not a huge fan of cutesy):

Print Wolf, who happens to also be named Chris, agreed to offer 20% off to our readers for a solid week (use code CANISLUPUS).  We would love to hear your favorites from that shop or any other great Etsy (or otherwise) finds you have come across lately.  Spill (and feel free to leave a link, too!)–because let’s face it one poster would look pretty silly hanging above the couch alone.

Also, happy weekend.  I am so, so glad it is almost here.

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  1. Thanks for the tip, Jen! That is my biggest pet peeve on Pinterest. So glad I know how I can start remedying that.

  2. Total comedy! Hahaha. We were very young.

  3. meaganbriggs3 says:

    Those posters are hilarious and 100% Ryan. Holy cow that GhostBuster poster is a riot. I am like frothing at the mouth waiting for this room to be finished!

    And I was thinking today, April isn’t too far away! Holy couch! I can see the Sunday naps happening already :-)

  4. You should be a very proud mother! The pleasure is all ours. We love to spotlight hidden talent.

  5. Traci says:

    Thanks for ‘shout out’ for the posters… this is one very proud mom (printwolf is my son)

  6. AH! Sandlot would be fantastic! Let’s hope Print Wolf can take a hint. ;)

  7. the cape on the corner says:

    i just bought the shawshank redemption one for my boyfriend’s birthday. i wish there was one of the sandlot, i think the seller’s take on it would be pretty funny.

  8. Jen says:

    You may be able to find the source of that photo using Google Images. I recently learned that you can upload a photo and it will search the net for it, so I’ve been using that a lot with Pinterest to make sure I’m pinning the original source.

  9. Drop him a line! You never know….

  10. Patty.Published says:

    You know I always thought Ghostbusters was scary because of…. what happened to Vicky.
    But Ken convinced me to watch it and it’s a COMEDY! Who knew?
    …..probably everyone but the Bradley girls.

  11. Britt says:

    And it was good to see Chris (even if it was for a second) and the AWESOME house too. Next time we will have to bring popsicles! ;)

  12. They have a Fraggle Rock poster! Are you kidding me?!?

  13. Love this art! I just wish he had a Star Wars one! I would have bought that immediately!

  14. Bbleazard says:

    So cute and so fun to see you yesterday. I love little Greta, she was so sweet, just like her mama!

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