Before its make-over, this hand painted display cabinet was a lot smaller, missing some of its cornice mouldings and was covered in a lot of varnish. See how it was transformed here, using the FARRAGOZ methods.

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 Salle des Fêtes ~ the former ballroom at the Musée d'Orsay, Paris

These antique French chairs, with paintwork well worn, were found at the Paris flea market of St. Ouen (Marché aux Puces de Saint-Ouen).  

Exquisite gilded ceiling detail in the Louvre, Paris!

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Very easy and takes only a few hours to make. Best of all, it's all homemade paint!

Nature's beautiful way of adding patina ~ Montmartre, Paris.

FARRAGOZ Patina PROJECTS Course - Module Icon.  In this Module you will learn how to make wood stain and oil paints from natural products, using original old recipes. You will also learn to make a basic casein gesso and how to apply and prepare it for the transfer of the image. In the process of trying out these recipes and the techniques featured in our videos, you will incidentally be making an oil on board icon of Archangel Michael in the Byzantine style.

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

We love the colour palette of the Dauphin's bedchamber at the Palace of Versailles.

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This is Janie Osborn's version of patina paint finish sample board F148. It is 1 of 26 finishes that she's recreating in the FARRAGOZ Patina FINISHES Course. 

A farrago of styles to be found at Paris flea markets! These beautiful pieces at the Marché aux Puces St-Ouen de Clignancourt (Saint-Ouen Flea Market). For more images go HERE.

Now isn't this simply magnificent? FARRAGOZ online student Janie Osborn's frame redo turned out to be the perfect match for her pressed flowers and dainty blue ribbon.

A 1712 Venetian bureau cabinet, on sale at Sotheby’s, New York.

Inspired by the chalky green paintwork on French country woodwork in the Auvergne, this scheme board was put together.  

I made a postcard stand for my postcard collection! See why and how I did it using FARRAGOZ recipes and methods HERE.

These layers of gorgeous old framed mirrors grabbed my attention at the Marché aux Puces St-Ouen de Clignancourt (Saint-Ouen Flea Market) in Paris.

Hunting for treasures at the Marché aux Puces St-Ouen de Clignancourt (Saint-Ouen Flea Market) in Paris.

I've been wanting to use gesso to add ornate decoration to blown-out eggshells for some time now, but somehow never got round to it.

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. 

Pewter and Patina in the FARRAGOZ Studio.

This wonderful patina finish was created by FARRAGOZ Online Student, Marcela Leaño. It is her version of Paint Finish F139 of the Patina FINISHES Course. See more beautiful authentic looking finishes recently created by some of our online students ~