A wall panel in the  Église Saint-Roch in Paris.

A Louis XV Parcel-Gilt And Cream-Painted Panelled Room, CIRCA 1730

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

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.

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


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

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 little Jeanne d'Arc statue stands in the church in Chilhac, France.

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

Spotted this beautiful crest in an antique shop on the Quai Malaquai in Paris.

With age comes patina!

Holy Roman Emperor Charlemagne (King of the Franks) equestrian Statue in front of the Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris

This old building all dressed in pink, in Le Puy-en-Velay, France, caught my eye. Note how the the paint colours have faded and worn to different shades.

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

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

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!

Get the look with FARRAGOZ Online Courses in the Art of Patina.  https://goo.gl/sBPJ3D

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

These pieces were all painted with homemade casein paint from the FARRAGOZ Online Course. Learn how to MAKE, apply and distress your own paint to look authentically old.

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