There are a lot of YouTube videos explaining how to distress furniture/picture frames, but the main idea is to layer paint. For the picture frames below, I used three coats: Dark brown, silver, teal. Make sure each coat is dry before painting another. After the frames are completely dry, use steel wool and gently rub some of the top two coats off in a few places (mostly on edges). I really liked the distressed look on these frames.