The first thing I did was take out the "insides" of the frame ( ie. glass, cardboard, etc.) Then I chose a acrylic yellow paint and brushed on a first coat.
At this point I could easily see the metal beneath the paint ( as pictured above) so I gave the frame several more coats of paint (at least eight.) I won't lie, it was a tad bit tedious :-D
So the color is finished. I then took the frame outside and sprayed it with a few coats of clear enamel to keep the paint from chipping.
Finally I got to be a little more creative and think of something to put inside the frame. I chose a piece of newspaper. I layed a piece of cardboard from inside the frame on top of the newspaper and traced the shape. Then I cut it out...
Then I put the newspaper into the frame. Voila! This works as a really cool trinket/perfume tray! So keep on the look out for anything like this frame- this project cost me a buck and little bit of time :-D