About a year ago I saw a DIY show in which a woman painted furniture to look as though it had had years of natural aging. She used several layers of paint and various waxes and varnishes to accomplish the look. I experimented with spray paint, sand paper, and clear coat to get a similar look with much less hassle.
The wire line picture frame idea started when I realized that the pictures in my house have not been changed in many years. I have oodles of pictures that I would love to put up, but don't ever bother to swap out the frames. There are photo boards and other ways to display and change out multiple pictures, but I have not found one that also complimented the style of my home and didn't look a little tacky.
Hence, the antique finish, wire line picture frame. One more note; there is a TON of room for personalization on this project, I'm just showing you how I made mine. I hope you like it and make one for yourself with your own twists.