Detail image of an exquisite antique hand painted harp from the Musee Carnavalet. For more images and info on patina at this Paris museum, see my blog post.

"A hand made replica of a console table. The original is a Late Gustavian console table from the early 19th century. It has been made by hand with handplaned frameworks, woodturned leggs and hand carved details. What you see in this video is the process of gilding it, the applying of the gold and the metal leafs (a combination that started to be in use in Sweden from about the mid 18th century) all along to the final step, the distressing it needs to get the patina required to match the original table."

FARRAGOZ Patina PROJECTS Course - Module Clock Face.  In this module you will learn how to make wood stain and casein paint from natural products, using original old recipes, and learn how to apply these in order to get the desired end result. You will also learn how to transfer images and patterns onto a casein painted surface and finally, you will learn how to distress and treat this surface for it to look authentically old and chipped.  While you are experimenting with all of this, you will be making a lovely clock face.

This FARRAGOZ Moodboard was created using the sample board of Finish F114. Learn to create this finish in the FARRAGOZ Online Patina FINISHES Course.

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

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

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!

Shop and dream Paris style
If you love French interior design and bargain hunting, Paris is the place where your shopping daydreams come true. Claudia Strasser takes us on a winding tour through the Parisian flea markets finding decorative pieces all along the way.

This ornate white mirror is a Paris Flea Market find.

Spotted this beautifully aged blue barn door at Jax in the Auvergne, France.

Exquisite gilded ceiling detail in the Louvre, Paris!

Having so much fun putting together new vignettes, using found objects to inspire!
More collector's vignettes here:

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

FARRAGOZ paint finish in greys and charcoals.

FARRAGOZ Patina PROJECTS Course - Module Display Case.  In this module, you will learn how to up-cycle an old picture frame by applying some basic woodwork skills from our video. These skills will also prove to be valuable in the next exercise. You will also learn how to apply casein paint in order for it to look like tarnished dark grey metal.  The result, a small tarnished metal looking display or specimen case.  

Inspirational curiosities to be found in Paris antique shops.

This exquisite interior window shutter with decorative mouldings, was photographed at Versailles.

This miniature model of a carriage can be found in the Musee Carnavalet, Paris.

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