Gilded Terra-Cotta Pots
These pots of gold (and silver and copper) have a distressed finish, for a hint of glamour, not glitz.
Photography: Aaron Dyer
Source: Martha Stewart
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.