CUT, TEAR, REMOVE STAPLES, REPEAT
Recently I was looking for a bag of old fabric that I couldn't seem to find anywhere. I've since found the fabric, but while tearing everything apart in my search, I found two large canvases. Both were incomplete paintings that I'd started a few years ago, and I had no intention of finishing. Originally, I was going to break them down to throw them away. However, after tearing the canvas from the first frame, I thought that I could reuse them instead. I managed to remove the canvas and staples from the wood without breaking anything, and they actually look great. I've got an idea about what I want to do with these guys, so we'll see how that goes.
Tip: Reuse things.