I needed a frame 12"x18", which is an odd size, and did not want to pay for a custom made frame. I found this plain, brown frame, and decided to embellish and change the color to give it the look I wanted.
First, I wanted to add a little dimension to the frame, so I used some tacky glue I had lying around, and squeezed dots onto the frame, giving it a nailhead look.
Once the glue droplets dried, I spray painted the frame in black satin.
Next, using a sea sponge and silver acrylic artist's paint, I sponged and wiped silver on the frame to give it an antiqued look.
This is the finished product. I framed a photo by my sister Sarah, that is going to hang in my Mom's entry way.