So I found this stuff at Hobby Lobby.
It's just a rub-on wax silverleaf. And it was super-cheap...$3.99 I think!
It really was easy to apply...at first I tried using a receiving blanket that I'd cut up into rags, then realized that it was easier to use my finger. About the time that my finger started to get raw from rubbing the silverleafing into all those tiny grooves, I realized that I could mix it with a little paint thinner and apply it with a sponge brush. Bonus!
I'm so, so, so pleased with the way it turned out! I know that my camera is poo and my camera skills are pretty much poo, too, so you can't see how the gold still kind of shines through the silver, which makes it look even more vintage.
Need another view of the before and after?