I bought these framed prints years and years ago. I loved the softness of the flowers and the detail on the gold frames.
But lately, I’ve wanted a change in that spot. I couldn’t quite put my finger on what I wanted, except I knew I still really liked the frames, but was tired of the flowers.
One day, it hit me that I could keep the frames and put something else inside of them. Because the prints came with paper glued over the back of the frames, I had always kind of mentally seen a stop sign. I couldn’t change the print because there was paper glued over the back, right? But it struck me that there was really no reason I couldn’t tear away the paper. There would surely be no Print Police frowning at me or telling me I was doing it wrong; that I wasn’t supposed to replace a print that had paper glued over the back of it.
So I took out a meat knife and cut away the paper backing all around the frame edge on the backside of the print.
It was easy. And fast.
And I didn’t get a single ticket.
Last year, around Christmas time, one of Glenn’s sisters gave me some old piano sheet music that had been their mother’s. I put most of it in the piano bench, and it has sat there ever since, other than a couple that I recognized and have played now and again.
I took one of them, gently pulled it apart down the center crease, placed each piece of paper under the cardboard I had popped out of the frame, and traced around it lightly with a pencil.
Each piece of the sheet music fit perfectly inside the frames.
I love it! Without spending any money at all, I changed something that was so simple, yet made the impact I wanted.
Have you found yourself wishing you could do a little something, without spending money, to make changes here or there in your home? I bet if you look around your house, and try to thing outside of the box, you might be surprised at the difference those little changes could make.