WHAT exactly is a Trumeau? HOW can I make my own? WILL it look like the real thing? WHO will help me?

We love Sandrine Singleton's painted frame! She created this gorgeous patina using the methods and recipes of paint finish F133 in the FARRAGOZ Patina FINISHES Online Course.

Centered by two putti sharing a secret while another sips from a wine goblet enclosed by floral boughs while seated on a pillow form cloud.
height 46 1/2in (118cm); width 62in (157.5cm) Estimate: US$ 4,000 - 6,000
£2,600 - 3,900
€3,000 - 4,600

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

FARRAGOZ ~ The Art of Patina ~ http://goo.gl/sPFWrp

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.

Trumeau Mirror by FARRAGOZ

Niche with Madonna and Child ~ such a common and beautiful site in the medieval streets of Le Puy-en Velay, France.

Make your own paint and get the authentic look!

Beautiful painted detail on these ancient beams of an antique shop in the 7th arrondissement of Paris!

Aged clock face and objects in our studio. To find out more about this particular clock face, go HERE

Decorative painted wooden panel at Musee Carnavalet in Paris

Learn how to make your own mirrors and paints from scratch, using original old recipes and natural products, to get the perfect flaky or chippy look! No expensive branded products used here!

Can I make this myself?
FARRAGOZ: "The large drawer in the middle, makes this piece different. It gives you 3 different canvasses on the front showing unique patterns. Taking an old chest of drawers with 4 drawers and joining the 2 middle drawers is what I would do. Round the corners with a file. Add feet details cut with a jigsaw. Then paint. Top is heavily distressed. Would work very well in a kitchen. Could even bleach the top and use it as a chopping board."

We have added an extra finish to the existing 24 finishes of the FARRAGOZ Patina FINISHES Course!

Grinling Gibbons' wood carvings at Hampton Court Palace are some of the finest works by the grand master of the art form.

Italian commode, 18th century, maker: Giuseppe Maria Bonzanigo (1745-1820)

Professional Trompe-l'œil artists, hard at work, creating a door on the inside of the Palace of Versailles. Their work was amazing!

This FARRAGOZ Moodboard was created using the sample board of Finish F302. Learn to create this finish in the FARRAGOZ Online Patina FINISHES Course.

These are a few of my favourite things ~ papier mâché bowl, coral, horn, skull and letter "R" cut, painted and distressed to shabby perfection, using homemade casein paint from the FARRAGOZ Online Courses.

This mirror was created and painted by FARRAGOZ, using our casein paint recipe.

This detail image shows how the paint has worn on the armrest of this French chair, a beautiful museum piece ~ Musée Carnavalet, Paris.

These are a few of my favourite things!
Bringing me joy and inspiration - Old oils on canvas, books, pewter, dried pomegranates, geraniums, FARRAGOZ patina paint sample board F141 from our Online Patina FINISHES Course.

No expensive commercial paints used in the FARRAGOZ Online Course. Learn how to MAKE, APPLY and DISTRESS your own paints to look authentically old.

Drawing inspiration from nature's pink patina to create an authentic looking finish on wood, using handmade paint.