DIY Framed Family Portrait Focal Point

A single wall in your home painted a different color used to be enough to create a focal point in your home. Now, with the days of pinterest, we’re getting bolder and trying new things. Slapping a family portrait up on my wall just wasn’t enough of a statement, for me. I wanted color and interest so I framed my family portrait with an easy DIY that brought in so much color and really makes our picture stand out!

I received a complimentary print and compensation for this post. All opinions are my own. 

DIY Framed family pictures focal point

You’ll need: 

  • Your favorite family photo printed on your choice of material
  • Paint
  • Paint brush or small roller
  • Painters tape
  • Measuring tape
  • Level

I started by measuring and taping off the area that would be my frame for my family picture. I measured our portrait size, and planned for a 3″ frame on all sides of the portrait.

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Once my wall was taped, I just rolled away with a mini roller and allowed the paint to dry. Since I used a paint and primer in one, I only needed one coat, but you may need to allow time for the first coat to dry and to apply a second coat. It only took me about 15 minutes to tape and paint my square.

Next, you’ll line up your family portrait and measure for your mounting your portrait. I just needed to mark placement for two screws and then hang my portrait. The whole project to make an area in my home that really stands out and shows off our gorgeous family portrait took about 20 minutes!

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I choose to have our picture printed on a wood print! Isn’t it absolutely gorgeous with the wood grain showing throughout the print? I love that it adds so much texture and interest to the picture! Plus, the picture is a total conversation piece. Everyone seems surprised when they walk past our picture and realize it’s actually printed on a piece of wood!

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When you’re looking to get your own family pictures printed, visit Posterjack! They are print experts that offer prints on canvas, wood, metal, acrylics, and even peel-and-stick adhesive backed poster prints! You can upload your own family pictures or choose from their selection of beautiful art prints to find just the right picture for your home.

I love how my print turned out on wood and loved how easy it was to order from Posterjack. My order shipped and arrived quickly and was packaged very well so it wouldn’t get damaged in transit. Check out Posterjack to get started on your own focal point!


About Janel

Hi, I'm Janel! I'm the owner and lead blogger here at A Mom's Take. I have five little boys age 8 and under. I am a Phoenix based mom blogger and love the sun. I love to travel and have been known for planning trips specifically to hit the roller coasters! I enjoy digital scrapbook and design and I'm obsessed with board games.


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  4. I love the way this little pop of color makes your portrait stand out. Thank you for sharing at Share It One More Time. Cathy

  5. This looks so good! I love this idea! I have the perfect picture that this would work great on our living room wall. I have got to show this to my husband! Thanks for sharing this idea!

  6. This is such a beautiful project the whole family will enjoy! I do like the photo on wood with the grain coming through. Gives it an antique look. Awesome paint job for the frame! Love it!

  7. Oh what a cool effect… I love it. It is so much cooler than just having a framed photo… thanks for sharing

  8. I really like the depth this gives! It’s also so simple that even I can do it with little to no decorating skills haha!