AN ITALIAN CREAM AND GRISAILLE-PAINTED CABINET 
19TH 20TH CENTURY 
The shaped faux marble-painted top above a serpentine front with two doors painted with architectural vignettes, on bracket feet, redecorated

This FARRAGOZ Moodboard was created using the sample board of Finish F176. Learn to create this finish in the FARRAGOZ Online Patina FINISHES Course.

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.

No expensive branded paints used in this course to get a chalky paint finish! 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!

This wonderful patina finish was created by FARRAGOZ Online Student, Marcela Leaño. It is her version of Paint Finish F139 of the Patina FINISHES Course. See more beautiful authentic looking finishes recently created by some of our online students ~ https://youtu.be/hc1mgijP9TY

FARRAGOZ Patina PROJECTS Course - Module Trumeau Mirror.  In this module, you will expand your woodworking skills even further and learn how to produce moulds for reproducing decorative mouldings and how to age mirror glass. You will also learn how to apply and distress casein paint in such a way that it will have a flaky finish.  At the end of this Module, you will be the proud owner of a beautiful over-mantle Trumeau style mirror like the one in this image. 

Spotted this beautifully aged blue barn door at Jax in the Auvergne, France.

Exquisite decorative details in the Eglise Saint Sulpice, Paris

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

We love the colour palette of the Dauphin's bedchamber at the Palace of Versailles.

Simply love the colour and patina of the flaking paint on this building which I spotted in Le Puy-en-Velay, France. 

Attention to exquisite blue detail on boiserie ~ Palace of Versailles!

Centered by two putti sharing a secret while another sips from a wine goblet enclosed by floral boughs while seated on a pillow form cloud.
height 46 1/2in (118cm); width 62in (157.5cm) Estimate: US$ 4,000 - 6,000
£2,600 - 3,900
€3,000 - 4,600

Italian commode, 18th century, maker: Giuseppe Maria Bonzanigo (1745-1820)

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.

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.

A farrago of styles to be found at Paris flea markets! These beautiful pieces at the Marché aux Puces St-Ouen de Clignancourt (Saint-Ouen Flea Market). For more images go HERE.

 
A Louis XV Parcel-Gilt And Cream-Painted Panelled Room, CIRCA 1730

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

We love Sandrine Singleton's painted frame! She created this gorgeous patina using the methods and recipes of paint finish F133 in the FARRAGOZ Patina FINISHES Online Course.

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

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

Nature's beautiful way of adding patina ~ In the courtyard of Musee Carnavalet, Paris.