The Villa Palmerino… Patina Italian Style

The Villa Palmerino… Patina Italian Style

Wow to finish up Stacey’s Patina Tour she did this lovely Flipagram on her painting program at the Villa Palmerino

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I can tell you all now that next year there is a good chance you will see my selfie at the same Villa.

Don’t forget Faux Studio Designs has a wonderful offer on their patina recipes. You get a new paint and patina recipe every month. Imagine what her creative mind will come up with now she is home from Italy! We think it’s a great way to keep getting inspiration every month.

In dust we trust, in paint we create.

In dust we trust, in paint we create.

Rusted Glitter

Rusted Glitter, the words have a certain amount of panache, just like their lovely store. Located in Libertyville Alabama we love their first Efex project.

With an equally great tag line, “in dust we trust, in paint we create”  They have used modern masters and Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan.

Take a simple frame


Add an Efex rosette – R77


Paint with Chalk Paint by Annie Sloan and  add Modern Masters


And you get, Rusted Glitter. How wonderful!!

Stop by their store and check out all their products especially the Efex.

The Shabby Duck Studio – Western Australia

The Shabby Duck Studio – Western Australia

The Shabby Duck

The Shabby Duck Studio is a special place to visit. We are always excited and proud to showcase dealers and friends who do special work with our Efex bendable moldings. Today’s dealer project comes all the way from Monique of The Shabby Duck in Busselton, Australia.

Monique took this cute little side table and made it into a delightful night stand. It would work well in any room, from a bedroom to living room to mud room, adults and children would love to have this unique piece of furniture.

Shabby Duck Before

She started with Voodoo Molly Vintage Paints then applied Efex scrolls SC17 on each drawer using contact cement.

To add character she aged them with a burnishing paint, added dark wax to antique the piece, and distressed to give it that well-loved look. Finally, she sealed with carnauba wax and added a touch of silver leaf to enhance the details.



Adding scrolls to doors and drawers is a fantastic way to quickly add a bit of pizzaz to a plain piece of furniture. Whether they sit of either side of a knob, or in the middle of a long drawer, they add an architectural elegance to an otherwise lackluster front.

You can see all the scrolls in our catalog of bendable moldings here, or download our newest catalog to see what other pieces might suit your own style!

What do you think of Monique’s drab to fab makeover? Would you use this same scroll on your drawer fronts, or try something different?

Quick Projects

Quick Projects

Furniture Moldings are Quick and Easy Projects

Our Furniture Moldings are so easy for projects especially ones that are qucik and easy.

We love Quick and Easy Project.

Today we’re bringing you Efex inspiration from the world-wide web.

These three projects are so quick and easy and just in time for spring. Clearly everyone has warmer weather on their minds since there are two more clay pots with Efex on them!

The first set is from our dealer Signature Finishes in Grafton. Clever Maureen even does a workshop using Efex. If you’re in the Massachusetts area, you should look into her workshops, we can guarantee they are tons of fun!

Signature Finishes

The next two are from The Whole Shebang by Nina in Australia.

The Whole Shebang by Nina

First there is this really cute red plant pot decorated with a C45 corner… but what really caught our eye is this simple yet totally elegant side table.

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All she used was a pair of SC4s and paint to give this table a truly wonderful makeover.

With over 170 products you transform just anything under the sun. Download our free catalog today, or go to a dealer near you for even more design help.

Ciao for today


Shopping…New Orleans Style

Shopping…New Orleans Style

Escutcheons from New Orleans

Stacy and Virginia, two of our friends and fellow Efex retailers have been at it again. You may remember them from the story of M.

Last week we all met up in New Orleans for a conference and of course a little fun, food, and shopping.

They had arrived early to go to Jazz Fest so they had a two-day head start on the shopping part. The minute we hooked up they said, “Look, what we found!”.


Two of the greatest escutcheons we have seen in a while. Both are petite around 2” long and 1” to 1.5” high. Unlike our other escutcheons they run length wise, not vertically.


Wow, what great friends and great finds, they are now “On the list” to become bendable Efex.

And speaking of escutcheons, we see them everywhere. They come in all sorts of finishes. Often they are gilded with gilding wax or foils. Yes…the bling is nice.

Some are finished with dry brushing a complementary color like Janet’s armoire makeover with E3.

Efex Escutscheons

But, for a really aged look, Stacy hit it out of the park with another one of her great finishes. This time on an E5 escutcheon.

Stacy Rust

It’s a rusted patina that we just love and what a great way to have an old piece with that aged worn patina look stand out in a crowd.

You can join the Faux Studio Designs monthly finishes club and get new ideas in the mail every month. It’s a great idea filled with great recipes for finishes.

Ciao for now – Lydia

Making Patina with Scrolls

Making Patina with Scrolls

Making Patina

Do you love old patina? The kind Stacey Christensen and I found at the St. Ouen Flea Markets in Paris?
It’s that old world painting that just say “ bespoke and love forever”. Our Efex dealer Stacy Christensen at Faux Studio Designs has been a faux painter for years and now she is sharing her secrets with all of us.
They are simple, easy to execute and available to you! No more trying to figure out how to get the look. You’ll have the recipe at your fingertips.
This lovely example of aged copper patina using our Fleur di Lis number 4 is only one of her specialties.
To quote Stacey “This is one of my favorite patinas. It’s elegant and rustic, super easy to do, and looks really expensive. Use Chalk paint as a base, apply modern masters and the oxidizing solution and voila!”
Or how about this lovely Gustavian night stand. You can get two of these great patinas in your mailbox every month for only 19.95. Plus each month you’ll get a special gift. Hint, here some of the gifts are efex!
This deal keeps getting better. Sign up now to receive a $5.00 discount on your monthly subscription and get an additional free recipe. Yup, your monthly cost is really only
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Ok, I do sound a little like the guy on the TV ads here, but I am excited about this creative offer. To sign up for Stacy’s special Patina Recipes enter your email. You’ll be glad you did, I know I am.
For more information on patina read our ongoing series on making patina.