These pots of gold (and silver and copper) have a distressed finish, for a hint of glamour, not glitz. With a natural sponge, dab small amounts of gilding adhesive onto each pot in random areas. Let it dry until tacky. Press metallic leaf against the adhesive, shiny-side down. Burnish it with your fingertips; peel away the paper backing and use a stippling brush to “age.” Finish with spray sealant.