That is when I remembered this...
A plain brown frame, with no glass, that I had purchased for 50 cents at a garage sale. Painted it with a little black spray paint (2 coats). Discovered that Kansas wind makes spray painting...ummm...interesting!!??
Let it dry (this is my LEAST favorite part...I get antsy!) and then distressed it just a bit with sandpaper. The cross is brown with a little black showing through, so I decided to show the opposite affect on the frame. It's painted black with the brown wood of the original frame peaking through.
I am so excited about the way that it turned out!!! Amazing how the cross suddenly seems bigger and is no longer "lost" against the wall. Not bad for a $2.00 Hobby Lobby cross and a 50 cent garage sale frame!