Paint Paris Gray over gold frames and let them dry really Well. Sand them with a wet rag and then Use a coat of clear wax and then a coat of dark wax. Take an old t shirt and dab some clear wax on it, rub over the dark wax, taking off all the excess.
Custom-Made Picture Frames
Anyone can make beautiful custom picture frames with tools and ready-to use frame molding from Rockler or creating your own molding stock.
DIY: excellent tips here on how to apply dark wax, how to conserve paint by thinning down on second coat and how to transfer a projected image onto the furniture for adding french lettering. from purple painted lady
Ornate frames with lots of detail are perfect for painting and distressing. I check Goodwill pretty regularly and have been able to come across a few cute frames. To paint and distress them, here are the steps& View the slideshow below to read more: