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!

The original paint on a painted antique would not have been done with the commercial paints that we are familiar with today. The craftsman, or his apprentice, would probably have produced the paint himself, using materials and recipes of the day.

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

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

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

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

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

Small grey details in our studio. By signing up for the FARRAGOZ Online Course in the Art of Patina, you can learn how to make and reproduce ornaments like this face, to apply on furniture and frames.

The beautiful painted archway is the entrance to the Cathédrale Notre-Dame-du-Puy in Le Puy-en Velay, France.

This Romanesque cathedral was conceived as a shelter and prayer site for medieval pilgrims heading to the religious shrines of Santiago de Compostela in northwestern Spain. 

Attention to detail on shutters and windows at the Palace of Versailles.

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.

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

Learn HOW TO MAKE THIS AND THE PAINT to paint it with as well as 4 other beautiful pieces in the FARRAGOZ Online Course.

Against an exterior wall of the Musée Carnavalet, Paris.

Exquisite gilded ceiling detail in the Louvre, Paris!

"Roderic Haugh who trades from Core One Antiques in Fulham is one of the original exhibitors at Bath and he will be bringing a selection from his eclectic stock including a showcase piece at the fair - a beautiful early 19th c large scale glazed Baltic display cabinet which has a number of very unusual features including hand painted panels in the chinoiserie style on the inside and outside of each door with fully removable glazed panels secured by the original metal hinges on both the front and sides. The doors can be left open to display the interior of the cabinet and the shelves are all scalloped and have the original paint decoration. The colour is an exquisite powdery blue."

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.

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?"

Antique painted chair detail at the Palace of Versailles. 

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.

Nature's beautiful way of adding patina ~ Le Puy, Auvergne, France