I came across this in an article about what your treasures are worth, in an old Metropolitan Home magazine. I thought this would be something interesting to share with you as you can make this. Go HERE for more info.

Learn to make your own trumeau, icon, milk paint, oil paint, tempera and much more in the FARRAGOZ Online Course!

Learn how to MAKE, APPLY and DISTRESS your own casein paint, oil paint, tempera, gesso, decorative mouldings and many more in the FARRAGOZ Online Course! No expensive branded products are used.

Frame detail of a painting by Fragonard, at the palace of Versailles

Painted figure of a praying woman in the small church in Chilhac, Haute-Loire, France.

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.

This beautifully faded green door from the Auvergne in France.

These are a few of my favourite things ~ Mother nature's generous gifts of small treasures with patina and textures to inspire, alongside a most treasured drawing of myself, done by the renowned British artist Paul Emsley back in 1990. View some of Paul Emsley's exquisite works at http://paulemsley.com/

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

The patina on these mirror frames was created using the homemade traditional paint recipes and ageing methods from the FARRAGOZ online courses. The one frame used to be a shiny white plastic frame and the other was made from scratch.

Insider Tips on how to recreate French grey patina on wood. HERE are the 11 steps I followed to create this grey paint finish.

This magnificent paneling in the Palace of Versailles.

Pewter and Patina in the FARRAGOZ Studio.

These are a few of my favourite things ~  Old prints, model sail ships, leather boxes, pebbles, seashells, dried flowers, distressed painting using recipes and methods from the FARRAGOZ Patina PROJECTS Course.

The step-by-step instructions and videos for this finish and 25 other patina paint finishes for furniture, are available online in the FARRAGOZ Patina FINISHES Course.

This lovely painted piece from fantastic Marché aux Puces St-Ouen de Clignancourt (Saint-Ouen Flea Market)

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


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

Beautiful trumeau detail from the Paris flea market of Saint-Ouen de Clignancourt

The life of a master wood carver - a fascinating video.

Beautiful patina on this well preserved painted sculpture from the Middle Ages ~ Cluny Museum, Paris.

Simply love this!
Marcela Leaño created this beautiful crusty finish on a shelf using the recipes and techniques she has learnt in the FARRAGOZ Patina FINISHES Online Course.

The fabulous patina on this antique trumeau grabbed my attention at the Marché aux Puces St-Ouen de Clignancourt (Saint-Ouen Flea Market) in Paris. I love how the panels have cracked and the gold on the details has aged.

Learn how to recreate patina and decorations like these in the FARRAGOZ Online Courses in the Art of Patina. https://goo.gl/zbZS2F

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