Scheme board in shades of grey and ivory.

Patina and textures in shades of grey ~ feathers, pewter and worn grey paint. More like this at

Enjoying the rich patina and magnificent details on boiserie and furniture at Paris museum ~ Musée Carnavalet.

Janie Osborn shared her beautiful completed version of sample board F139 with us. She is enrolled in the FARRAGOZ Patina FINISHES Course and is in the process of recreating 26 specific finishes, using traditional recipes and techniques that are taught online.

Faded grandeur at the Palace of Versailles!

This FARRAGOZ Moodboard was created using the sample board of Finish F112. Learn to create this finish in the FARRAGOZ Online Patina FINISHES Course.

So here it is ~ the second FREE DOWNLOADABLE ARTWORK! 

Insider Tips on How-To create a French grey patina on wood using inexpensive homemade paint.

FARRAGOZ ~ The Art of Patina ~

Learn HOW TO MAKE THIS AND THE PAINT to paint it with as well as 4 other beautiful pieces in the FARRAGOZ Online Course.

The beautiful painted archway is the entrance to the Cathédrale Notre-Dame-du-Puy in Le Puy-en Velay, France.

This Romanesque cathedral was conceived as a shelter and prayer site for medieval pilgrims heading to the religious shrines of Santiago de Compostela in northwestern Spain. 

Exquisite decorative details in the Eglise Saint Sulpice, Paris

FARRAGOZ Moodboard of a chair spotted at the Palace of Versailles.

Can you make a new table look like a painted antique? Yes and it's not nearly as difficult as it looks. Here is a good example.

Sharyn Kentrotes created this beautiful green patina on wood using homemade paint and stain. The traditional recipes and step-by-step methods to recreate this and 25 other finishes is available in the FARRAGOZ Patina FINISHES Course. 

The best way to familiarise yourself with painted antiques and how their paintwork has worn over the years, is by visiting museums and taking detail photo's of as many examples as possible.

The skill of a master cabinetmaker is mesmerising - watch the video.

If you are dying to recreate that old crusty, chippy paint look of antique painted furniture on brand new pieces, but can't figure out how, then this is for you.

These are a few of my favourite things ~ Mother nature's generous gifts of small treasures with patina and textures to inspire, alongside a most treasured drawing of myself, done by the renowned British artist Paul Emsley back in 1990. View some of Paul Emsley's exquisite works at

Paint finish in shades of blue, using homemade paints and techniques from the FARRAGOZ Online Course, to achieve this authentic antique look.