Just a quick post on this gorgeous Monday morn about the newest developments in my kitchen. I spent all weekend watching The Rachel Zoe Project (don't judge), trying to catch up on almost-due library items (we watched The Imposter, Buffalo Bill and the Indians, and The Queen of Versailles all in one weekend. And I finished Wendy Lawless's memoir Chanel Bonfire. Record breaking. Bring on the new holds!), walking the mall with Matthew (we got our pictures took! oh my God, they took a video of it, and I didn't even know!), and cooking out at my folks' house. Not bad, not bad!I even managed to get a bag of stuff off to Goodwill so I can kind of sort of see everyday clothes behind the sequin gowns that dominate my wardrobe (it's a good problem to have, but still a problem....maybe I should make the sequin clothes everyday wardrobe? I don't know). And somewhere in between, I managed to put this homage to one of my favorite movies of all time ever up in the kitchen. Let's take a look!
The other day, I decided that as much as I loved the Pam Grier posters you've seen time and time again against the far wall in my kitchen, it was time for a change. I still love posters, but I wanted to have less of them cluttering up the free wall space, and since the 3 Women and Scenes from a Marriage are non-negotiably staying, poor Pam didn't make the cut. I'm thinking about reassigning her to my office space, but I can't decide. In the meantime, I thought lobby cards might be a neat way to break up the space but still use movie-related items.
Seeing this split screen clip from the movie on someone's tumblr made me think of Annie Hall specifically to do. I kind of sort of hate the actual theatrical poster because it doesn't much capture the spirit of the movie to me. Since both the poster and the set of lobby cards were prohibitively expensive int he originals, I took alternative action.
The simplest DIY you are every going to find on the internet:
1) Search "Annie Hall Lobby Cards" on Google image.
2) Limit search results under search tools to "Large".
3) Ruthlessly click and save the results to your computer.
4) Print out said results in color.
5) Run by the Dollar Tree and grab 9 of their 8.5'' x 11'' document frames.
6) Hang with nail (in my case, use masking tape to ensure perfect grid).
The one I used was from this auction site... and I've seen past auctions go for about $100 for the set. In this case, not counting the cost of printing the things (negligible), the whole project cost about $9. There are only 8 cards in the original set, but since I wanted 9, I grudgingly used the all-white international lobby card in the center, which I think makes for a neat "offset" to the other cards being primarily black and in color.
I'm thinking about using this as a rotating space to do different lobby card sets-- the internet has a bajillion to choose from! Some of the ones that appeal most to me:
Speaking of, here are not one but TWO other posters in the kitchen, both of which Matthew got for me. He's a good egg!
How I love to cook stir fry and stare deeply into Lindsey Buckingham's eyes.
Anyway, I'm off to finish some schoolwork (only three more class meetings left til I'm a master!) and work-work. How was your weekend? Do you have any framed movie memorabilia around the house? What movie lobby cards would you have in YOUR kitchen when given the chance?
See you tomorrow! Til then.