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

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

FARRAGOZ will guide you with easy step-by-step instructions and videos to make your own inexpensive paint from scratch and apply it to achieve authentic finishes.

Painted and aged furniture from our studio. Learn the art of creating patina with the FARRAGOZ Online Course.

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

This beautifully faded green door from the Auvergne in France.

Detail of the trumeau that can be made in the FARRAGOZ Online Course. Learn to make your own decorative mouldings, milk paint and other paints at a fraction of the price of branded products.

This wonderful patina finish was created by FARRAGOZ Online Student, Martha Guillory. See more beautiful authentic looking finishes recently created by some of our online students ~

This is Candace Tillman's version of FARRAGOZ Paint Finish F124 which is one of the 26 finishes she's recreating in our Patina FINISHES Online Course. 

Sharing another gorgeous patina finish recreated by a FARRAGOZ Patina FINISHES Course student. This version of finish F133 was done by Sharyn Kentrotes.

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.

No expensive commercial paints used in the FARRAGOZ Online Course. Learn how to MAKE, APPLY and DISTRESS your own paints to look authentically old.

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.

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

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

Nadia Galinkin completes yet another exquisite piece! This Colour Wheel is one of the 7 Objects that students of the FARRAGOZ Patina PROJECTS Course can make from scratch. Even the paint is made from scratch and then applied and distressed to look authentically old! Well done Nadia! We are most impressed!

The paint looks truly old, scuffed and chipped, but this finish was done recently with homemade paint. The recipes and techniques, of which can be found in the FARRAGOZ Patina FINISHES Course, were used by online student Hester Niemantsverdriet to create this beautiful patina on both her sample board in the background and on her own project.

Feeling Creative? Learn how to make your own Clock Face with rich patina from scratch? Easy online step-by-step instructions and videos on how to MAKE, APPLY and DISTRESS your own paints to achieve this look and more. 6 Projects to make from scratch and at your own pace. No expensive branded products are used. More info here:

A farrago of old signs, iron work, lights and architectural decorations, adorn the Passage des Panoramas in Paris.

Founding partner and tutor of FARRAGOZ Online Courses in the Art of Patina, Tania Rossouw, shares her thoughts on how to help save the planet by cutting down on waste through making your own paint. 

The shaped faux marble-painted top above a serpentine front with two doors painted with architectural vignettes, on bracket feet, redecorated