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

Patina and textures in shades of grey ~ feathers, pewter and worn grey paint. More like this at

Get the look with FARRAGOZ Online Courses in the Art of Patina.

Now isn't this simply magnificent? FARRAGOZ online student Janie Osborn's frame redo turned out to be the perfect match for her pressed flowers and dainty blue ribbon.

The box in the corner depicts a scene of Venice. We have had this for ages. Other images of objects in chipped gold and creams. Always be on the look out for unique objects. It is quite easy to give them an age old feel, using FARRAGOZ recipes and techniques.

Pink door in Le Puy-en-Velay, Auvergne, France.  

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.

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

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.

A wall panel in the  Église Saint-Roch in Paris.

Found this stenciled image of a bee on a French green painted wooden gatepost at the entrance of the apiary in the Jardin du Luxembourg in Paris. 

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

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

This magnificent paneling in the Palace of Versailles.

Shutters covered in old pale pink paint in Le Puy, Auvergne, France.

These are a few of my favourite things!
Bringing me joy and inspiration - Old oils on canvas, books, pewter, dried pomegranates, geraniums, FARRAGOZ patina paint sample board F141 from our Online Patina FINISHES Course.

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

A few of my favourite things that bring me joy and inspiration today - Vintage maps, books, green porcelain, Ladurée boxes, wildflowers, FARRAGOZ patina paint sample board F176 from our Online Patina FINISHES Course.

Janie Osborn shared her beautiful completed version of sample board F139 with us. She is enrolled in the FARRAGOZ Patina FINISHES Course and is in the process of recreating 26 specific finishes, using traditional recipes and techniques that are taught online.

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.

Layers and layers of patina in soft greys ~ Angel Plaque from FARRAGOZ Patina PROJECTS Course, Trumeau painted and distressed using traditional recipes and methods from FARRAGOZ, Pewter Objects, Tarnished Metal Stencils, Shells and Feathers.

I've been wanting to use gesso to add ornate decoration to blown-out eggshells for some time now, but somehow never got round to it.

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

These layers of gorgeous old framed mirrors grabbed my attention at the Marché aux Puces St-Ouen de Clignancourt (Saint-Ouen Flea Market) in Paris.