Exquisite detail on this paneling and Trumeau! ~ Musée d'Orsay, Paris

Patina and textures in shades of grey ~ feathers, pewter and worn grey paint. More like this at https://za.pinterest.com/farragoz/dreaming-in-shades-of-grey/

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.

Scheme board in shades of grey and ivory.

Q: "I have an unpainted kitchen island that I would like to paint like this. I have tried to get this look on other furniture with normal paint, but up to now I have not been successful. Would I be able to achieve this paint finish on my kitchen island if I enrolled for the FARRAGOZ Online Course?"

Faded greys and blues on handpainted chairs at the Marché aux Puces St-Ouen de Clignancourt (Saint-Ouen Flea Market) in 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.

Inspirational curiosities to be found in Paris antique shops.

Pink door in Le Puy-en-Velay, Auvergne, France.  

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

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.

A few of my favourite things that bring me joy and inspiration today - Vintage maps, books, green porcelain, Ladurée boxes, wildflowers, FARRAGOZ patina paint sample board F176 from our Online Patina FINISHES Course.

Trumeau Mirror by FARRAGOZ

Constantly collecting and photographing interesting vintage and antique objects to study their patina.

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

"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."

After I was recently asked by a student how she should go about recreating the weathered finish of this door, ...  

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

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

... it simply smacked of cheap and nasty mass production, but I believed I could have this $3.50 plastic mirror frame looking like an antique, in no time.

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.

Spotted this beauty at Saint-Ouen Flea Market in Paris! With the paints you'll learn to make in the FARRAGOZ Online Course and the techniques we'll teach you on how to apply and distress your paints, you'll be able to achieve this look - old, worn, scuffed and a little chipped. After working through the first 3 modules you'll have gathered the necessary know-how to get this look.