Monday, March 31, 2014


While I continue to recoup from my show, I thought I'd give my readers another chance to win a FREE 12 month online "FARRAGOZ, The Art of Patina" painting course.

As most of you know, last year, I was asked by the good people of Farragoz to review the course. I also became an affiliate.  If you haven't read about the course, you can do so by clicking on the Farragoz banner on my right sidebar.

Although I have been experimenting with paint for decades, I have found the Farragoz recipes,and techniques, to be a fabulous addition to my arsenal.

The easy to follow instructions, and video tutorials will have you mixing your own paint, and creating beautiful pieces like this clock,


and, trumeau.

Don't worry, a FARRAGOZ instructor will guide you every step of the way, and you can move at your own pace.  Tania, and Johan are great to work with.

Because I'm moving into my busiest time of year, I've slowed down with the course, due to time restraints, and upcoming events.  However, I can truly say that I've thoroughly enjoyed the course thus far. The clock face was probably my favorite project.

I gave the design my own spin, multiple times.

I've also enjoyed creating my own designs, using the paint recipes from the course.

So, if you would like a chance to win a 12 month online Farragoz course, just follow the instructions below.  



This is not a paid post.  FARRAGOZ has enrolled me in their course to give an honest review.  All opinions are my own.  My decision to become a FARRAGOZ affiliate, and sponsor this giveaway, was based on my impression of the course.


  1. You really take what you've learned from them and move it to a whole new level. I'm amazed at the differences between the clock faces you created. Beautiful. Thanks for the chance to learn some of these techniques!

  2. I've always loved the look and color of patina. The old, worn and weathered look is just so beautiful. Thanks for the giveaway!

  3. I love the look of well worn pieces. The history and the stories of the pieces are intriguing. To be able to recreate the look is irresistible.Thanks for the chance to win Rosemary.

  4. I sure would like to win this giveaway! I love all your finishes. I've tried several brands of chalk paint and have not had good luck with any of them so maybe this is the course for me!

  5. I've been following your blog or if you like silently lurking(!), for some time now admiring all your creations, but decided your giveaway was too good not to comment on or participate in! Thanks so much for this wonderful opportunity to learn how to create these fabulous patinas Rosemary. I so love the olde world look they give to everyday items! ♥

  6. For some reason, it is extremely difficult to find some of the amazing "antiques" that I see on blogs and websites that others find in other parts of the country. I have tried to duplicate the patina that I see, as that is what makes them so attractive to me. So, guess that is the best answer to why I like patina--it makes things look authentic.

  7. Patina is a rich way of creating a story for an object to tell.

  8. Love playing with surface treatments. I WISH my finishes
    looked anything like yours! If Farragoz can teach me to create
    a patina a little like yours,PLEASE LET ME WIN!!!!

  9. I love patina because- well what's not to like about it? It's beautiful, plain and simple.

  10. Patina gives things a worn and used look. It is lovely and gives object a story.

  11. It looks and adds texture to the Room~

    Thanks for the Chance~

    Huggs, Nancy

  12. I watched the Video twice, and it isn't giving me credit for viewing, nor are the FB Likes~

    Maybe it's just tired tonight~

  13. Thanks for the opportunity to win this wonderful contest! Love all the finishes you have shared and look forward to many more!

  14. I'd love to be the lucky winner. These finishes are so beautiful and so authentic. Love them!

  15. Would love to win this course. The finishes look so antique would like to know how to do it.
    Thanks for the chance.

  16. I love the finishes (patina) on most of the projects.
    Thanks for the giveaway.

  17. I love repurposing things so adding a faux finish or patina adds interest to it and brings new life back to that piece.

  18. Patina is the grace upon which God paints life.

  19. I think the clock was my favorite thing you painted or should I say created with your special brushes?
    I am always thrilled to see your new creations
    Aren't we glad it's spring and we can get busy outside? YES

    take care


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