I found this gaudy picture frame on clearance at WalMart. It was even more shocking in person. I dry brushed brown paint over it- and then was disappointed because the paint was matte and the gold was glossy. It looked weird! So I put a coat of Modge Podge over everything and that evened it out nicely.
Then I thought it looked too brown- but sanding doesn't work very well after you Modge Podge it so I went to Hobby Lobby and found this stuff that I LOVE! It's called Rub 'N Buff and you apply it with your finger. They have different types of metallic finishes too.
I framed another calendar picture and now I'm a happy camper.(Oh, that word that is cut in half says "believe" and I got it at Mervynns two years ago).