Paint raised portions of the frame black and the rest of the frame the color you desire. After paint has dried, paint over the black with the same color as the rest of the frame. Lightly sand raised portions of frame to get the distressed look desired.
really like the idea of old furniture and refinishing it to make it cute baby furniture . ((this is the idea that I am going to go w/ for the changing table. Upcycle an old wood dresser. starting to look already to find the right one!