Aug 112014
 

DISCLAIMER: If you decide to try this for yourself, please test it on something unimportant before using it on your favourite Filofax / organiser.  Gill Brooks cannot be held responsible for any damage to property if you should try it out after reading this article. 

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Filofax have recently introduced a new range of metallic organisers to their range, and I recently joked that I have a tub of copper gilt cream that would be a cheaper alternative.  Then the careless idiot in me decided to give it a try to see if my suggestion was as silly as it sounded.  I had an old black pocket organiser that cost me only about £2 so if it didn’t work it wouldn’t be a disaster.  I couldn’t find my copper cream so I used a silver one instead.

It took only 1 application and I used hardly any cream to do it.  I left it for a couple of minutes, then buffed it up to give it a nice shine.  I was a little careless and got some of the cream on the fabric for the zipper, but apart from that, it doesn’t look too bad at all.

metallic organiser

Hardly any of the cream was used for this. You can see how full the pot is and I’d already used it on 2 previous projects

metallic organiser

I used Liberon Gilt Cream for this and the colour I used is St. Germain.  It comes in quite a selection of colours.  I shall have to find my copper cream next and try that on something else 🙂