Framing a Masterpiece

9:32:00 PM

This painting is hanging in my kitchen over my farm table.

It is very special to me because my oldest daughter painted it.

It was a gift for my 50th birthday.

Not only is it special because she painted it for me,
but the painting reminds me of my father's hands.

My daughter painted the picture on masonite so it was not easy to hang.  

I repurposed these curtain tie backs and screwed them into the studs.

The painting has been hanging there for a couple of years now.

Today I decided it needed a deserving frame and luckily I just picked up this old wooden bench from the side of the road. 

The bench was a disaster but some of the old wood was very salvageable.

I pulled apart the bench and measured the picture for the frame on the basement floor.

I used an L bracket to join the corners then nailed the picture to the back of the frame.

Some of my favorite parts of the frame are the things that give it character.

The holes from when it was once a bench,

and the metal plate that was on the front of the bench.

So today I framed a masterpiece....

A beautiful picture reminiscent of my Dad's strong hands,
painted by my artist daughter and framed by me.


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  1. The tie back idea is actually a really neat one!

  2. Very sweet!! I am a huge fan of the reclaimed wood. Framed quite a bit of my work in pallet and reclaimed fence boards.

    Beautiful painting. Might borrow the idea of the tie backs if you have no objections.
    Cheers. Gee

  3. Beautiful painting...what a special piece. Love how you used the tie backs to hang it.


  4. What a fabulous painting...what a lovely and touching gift!

  5. WoW! What an amazing piece to have and to hang on your much family, love, and talent rolled up in one. I love the frame and the way you are displaying it.

  6. Total awesomness! I do not use that word often. I save it only for the true spectacular! Lori Lucas

  7. What a beautiful painting Susan, how very sweet of your daughter! Your frame looks great too and it looks perfect there!

  8. What a treasure! A beautiful painting and done by your daughter...fantastic!

  9. To have a picture or even a painting is one thing, but to have a story -a beautifully illustrated wonderful story is So Much More. Gorgeous!


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