My mother-in-law found these lovely children's prints at a yard sale for $2 apiece. I think if I had a little girl's room, they might have worked but I was more interested in the frames and mats. Repurposing frames like this is a great way to get decent frames for your photos without spending a lot of money.
The first thing I did was remove this hardware. This slides up and down...I think it might have been a way to attach a ribbon? Not sure. Was happy to see that removing it did not affect the sawtooth hanging piece.
Then I took a pair of scissors and ran it down the space between the cardboard filler and the frame to reveal the framing staples.
I removed the art work and then put photos of Reed in. Easy as that! I would have backed the frames again using brown paper and glue. But I wanted to leave it open in case I wanted to change the photos at some point. Good thing too because after looking at this for a few days, I think I already want to make a change! More on that later!
Here are the photos...I know I am partial but what a cutie! My husband took these. He is a great photographer. www.rudyhayden.com
I hung them over our dresser in our bedroom. I think I am going to hang more of just Reed's face in the frames on the right and get additional 8x10 frames to hold the photos of me and Rudy on either side.