Paint Paris Gray over gold frames and let them dry really Well. Sand them with a wet rag and then Use a coat of clear wax and then a coat of dark wax. Take an old t shirt and dab some clear wax on it, rub over the dark wax, taking off all the excess.
One coat of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint™ in Provence. Damp rag to gently distress to expose the gilding. Then Annie Sloan's two step Craqueleur™ varnish crackle process. Finished with Annie Sloan Dark Wax™.