Nature's beautiful way of adding patina ~ Montmartre, Paris.

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

Aged clock face and objects in our studio. To find out more about this particular clock face, go HERE

Can I make this myself?
FARRAGOZ: "The large drawer in the middle, makes this piece different. It gives you 3 different canvasses on the front showing unique patterns. Taking an old chest of drawers with 4 drawers and joining the 2 middle drawers is what I would do. Round the corners with a file. Add feet details cut with a jigsaw. Then paint. Top is heavily distressed. Would work very well in a kitchen. Could even bleach the top and use it as a chopping board."

We are so excited to announce that we have added a new project at the start of the FARRAGOZ Patina PROJECTS Course called the Colour Wheel.

FARRAGOZ offers 2 online courses in the art of patina that will teach you how to make your own inexpensive milk paints, oil paints, tempera, primer, gesso and much more. We will inspire and guide you with step-by-step instructions and videos on how to make, apply and distress these to create exquisite patina on wood like a master artisan. No expensive branded products are used in these courses.

Inspirational curiosities to be found in Paris antique shops.

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

This polychrome wooden sculpture, depicting Saint Germain l'Auxerrois and dated xv th century, can be found in the Church of Saint-Germain l'Auxerrois  in Paris.

This magnificent paneling in the Palace of Versailles.

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

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

The kitchen was opened up to the living room creating the usual problem of whether to continue with the existing parquet blocks.

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.

Beautiful painted detail on these ancient beams of an antique shop in the 7th arrondissement of Paris!

There are so many beautiful medieval buildings and architectural details in Le Puy-en-Velay in the Haute-Loire, France.

Aged clock face and objects in our studio. To find out more about this particular clock face, go HERE

"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."

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.

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

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.