Effortlessly Create Stunning Old World Furniture Finishes 

The Old World Finishing Course

Enhance your skills and save money by learning how to replicate the luxurious appearance of antique Old World furniture finishes. 

Our expert-led training program is open to everyone, regardless of prior experience, and can certify you in just one week. Don't miss this opportunity to elevate your craft, join us for our Old World finishing course.
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If you're tired of the generic, chalky painted finishes that everyone else is doing and want to learn how to create stunning old world furniture finishes without breaking the bank or spending countless hours trying to figure it out, then this course is for you.

My name is Amy Howard, and I have spent the last 30 years building businesses around my passion for furniture refinishing.

From my time working in a bodega in Florence, Italy to developing my own DIY products, I have been obsessed with recreating old world finishing techniques. 

And now, I'm excited to share everything I have learned with you in my Old World Furniture Finishing School.
After years of trial and error perfecting the art of fine finishing, I've developed an immersive program so that you too can become an expert in old world finishing. 

Applying the knowledge I teach in the course, I've been able to create and build brands that have lead the finishing industry for over 20 years.

Through my Old World Finishing Course, I will teach you how you too can become an expert in old world finishing in a fraction of the time and cost it took me.

The Old World Finishing Course Will Empower You To

Master
Master old world finishing techniques and become a certified expert of skills known by very few others.
Create
Create beautiful old world pieces and finishes for your own home or for clients, impressing your friends and family.
Learn
Expand your repertoire of finishes and share your skills with others through projects or teaching opportunities.
Network
Network with like-minded individuals in our Finishing School private community and exchange ideas and techniques.
Reduce
Reduce the learning curve and master techniques it took Amy Howard 30 years to perfect, saving time and frustration.
Earn
Earn more by applying your new expertise to work with clients or sell pieces at 3-5x higher prices.

Inside  The Old World Finishing Course, YOU WILL LEARN...

Old World Gilding Finishes

($297 value)

In this module, you will learn how to create beautiful gilding finishes that will elevate your furniture and home decor. We will cover the following techniques:
  • Poly-chrome finish: How to create a multi-colored finish using different shades of gold.
  • Acid etching process: A technique for creating a textured surface on your furniture.
  • Copper leaf technique: How to apply copper leaf to your furniture for a unique and elegant look.
  • Creating a verdigris finish: A tutorial on how to create a patina finish using copper and chemicals.
  • Leaf accenting the right way: Tips and tricks for adding leaf accents to your furniture.
  • ​The perfect leaf application process: A step-by-step guide to applying leaf to your furniture for a flawless finish.

Custom Wax Creations

($297 value)

In this module, you will learn how to create your own custom waxes and use them to add depth and character to your furniture. We will cover the following techniques:
  • Adding depth with colored waxes: How to use colored waxes to add depth and dimension to your pieces
  • Process for creating colored waxes: A tutorial on how to create your own custom colored waxes at home.
  • Perfecting the wax application process: Tips and tricks for applying wax to your furniture for a professional finish.
  • Antiquing pieces with colored waxes: How to use colored waxes to create an antique finish on your furniture.

Cracked Patina & Chippy Finishes

($297 value)

In this module, you will learn how to create authentic patina finishes that will give your furniture and home decor a vintage, antique look. We will cover the following techniques:
  • Perfecting patina for furniture, cabinetry, and decor: Tips and tricks for achieving the perfect patina finish on a variety of surfaces.
  • Achieve the most authentic patina: Techniques for creating a patina finish that looks as close to the real thing as possible.
  • Creating versatility with layers: How to build up multiple layers of patina for added depth and texture.
  • ​Amy's secret to achieve perfect texture: A special technique for getting the perfect patina texture every time.

Old World Toscana Finishes

($297 value)

In this module, you will learn how to create beautiful Toscana finishes that will give your furniture a classic, antique look. We will cover the following techniques:
  • Using Gel Stains for old world finishes: How to use gel stains to create a rich, deep finish on your furniture.
  • Applying Gesso for incredible finishes: A tutorial on how to apply gesso, a primer used in traditional Toscana finishes.
  • Creating custom colors: Tips and tricks for mixing and blending colors to create the perfect finish for your furniture.
  • Applying Glaze for an authentic finish: A step-by-step guide to applying glaze to create depth and dimension in your Toscana finishes.
  • ​Properly sealing & protecting Toscana: Techniques for properly sealing and protecting your Toscana finishes to ensure they last for years to come.

Old World Milk Paint Finishes

($297 value)

In this module, you will learn how to create beautiful milk paint finishes that will add a touch of antique charm to your furniture. We will cover the following techniques:
  • Creating a matte Milk Paint finish: How to achieve a smooth, matte finish with milk paint.
  • Perfecting the layering process: Tips and tricks for layering milk paint to create depth and dimension.
  • Mastering Toscana Milk Paint: A tutorial on how to create a beautiful Toscana finish using milk paint.
  • Authentically antiquing Milk Paint: Techniques for adding an antique patina to your milk paint finishes.
  • Understanding The Oval Eye Track: How to use the Oval Eye Track method to create a distressed, shabby chic look with milk paint.

Old World Venetian Finishes

($297 value)

In this module, you will learn how to create beautiful Venetian finishes that will add a touch of elegance to your furniture and home decor. We will cover the following techniques:
  • Creating Venetian finishes: A tutorial on how to create a smooth, polished finish using Venetian plaster.
  • Applying Venetian Plaster correctly: Tips and tricks for applying Venetian plaster smoothly and evenly.
  • Mixing Venetian & Toscana finishes: How to combine Venetian and Toscana finishes for a unique and sophisticated look.

Distressed Venetian Finishes

($297 value)

In this module, you will learn how to create beautiful distressed Venetian finishes that will add character and charm to your furniture and home decor. We will cover the following techniques:
  • Creating distressed Venetian finishes: A tutorial on how to create a distressed, antique look using Venetian plaster.
  • Creating layered plaster finishes: Tips and tricks for creating a layered plaster finish that looks authentic and vintage.
  • Burnishing and distressing: Techniques for adding wear and tear to your furniture for a truly distressed look.
  • Plastering with stencils: How to use stencils to create intricate patterns and designs on your furniture using Venetian plaster.

Old World Wood Finishes

($297 value)

In this module, you will learn how to create beautiful distressed Venetian finishes that will add character and charm to your furniture and home decor. We will cover the following techniques:
  • Creating distressed Venetian finishes: A tutorial on how to create a distressed, antique look using Venetian plaster.
  • ​Creating layered plaster finishes: Tips and tricks for creating a layered plaster finish that looks authentic and vintage.
  • Burnishing and distressing: Techniques for adding wear and tear to your furniture for a truly distressed look.
  • Plastering with stencils: How to use stencils to create intricate patterns and designs on your furniture using Venetian plaster.

You'll Also Get THESE BONUSES When you enroll today

Bonus #1: Old World Finishes gift box

($197 value)

Introducing our exclusive Gift Box, specially curated to enhance your Old World Finishing experience.
  • Gain inspiration, expert tips, and expand your expertise with the Old World Finishes Hardcover Book
  • ​Perfectly aligned with each video module, the comprehensive Old World Finishes Workbook provides step-by-step instructions and detailed explanations of every technique covered in the course.
  • ​Look the part and protect your attire with style with the Custom Amy Howard Work Apron!
  • Amy Howard has handpicked surprise gifts exclusively for you. 

Bonus #2: Old World Finishes hardcover Book

($45 value)

As a special bonus for enrolling in The Old World Finishing Course today, you'll receive a physical hardcover book that beautifully captures the essence of old world finishes.

This stunning book is a treasure trove of inspiration, expert tips, and captivating visuals. Dive into its pages and immerse yourself in the timeless art of old world finishing. From classic techniques to innovative approaches, the book provides a wealth of knowledge to fuel your creativity and expand your expertise.

With its luxurious hardcover design, this book will be a cherished addition to your collection. Display it proudly in your workspace and let it serve as a constant source of inspiration as you perfect your old world finishing techniques.

Bonus #3: Old World Work Book

($45 value)

As a special bonus, when you enroll in The Old World Finishing Course today, you'll receive a physical copy of our Old World Finishing Course workbook. 
  • This 100+ page book aligns with each of your video modules and is the perfect tool to use when taking your certification quiz.
  • The workbook includes step-by-step instructions and detailed explanations of each technique covered in the course. 
  • ​It's a great resource to refer back to as you practice your new skills and perfect your old world finishing techniques.

Bonus #4: Private Facebook Community

($925 yearly value)

Special bonus #2, when you enroll in The Old World Finishing Course today, you'll gain access to our private Facebook community exclusively for students. In this community, you'll be able to:
  • Network and collaborate with other students just like you who are also learning old world finishing techniques.
  • Access student-only discounts on products and services related to old world finishing.
  • Be the first to know about new courses and training opportunities offered by the Old World Finishing School.

Bonus #5: Old World Finishing Expert Certification

(value: priceless!)

As a student in our course, you have the opportunity to become a certified expert in old world finishing. Upon completion of the course and passing a quiz, you will receive your certification and be recognized as an expert in this field.
But that's not all! As a certified artisan, you will have access to exclusive opportunities and resources reserved only for those who have received this designation. This includes networking opportunities, job and project leads, and access to a community of like-minded professionals.

Don't miss out on this exciting opportunity to further your career and establish yourself as an expert in old world finishing. Enroll in the Old World Finishing Course today and take the first step towards becoming a certified artisan.

Exclusive LIMITED TIME BONUS

LIVE coaching Bonus closes Thursday, June 29th @ 12 PM CST!

6 Weeks of LIVE Group Coaching with Amy!

$997 value

Are you ready to take your learning experience to the next level? We're thrilled to offer you a truly exceptional opportunity to join Amy, our expert instructor, for six weeks of LIVE group coaching sessions. This exclusive bonus is available for the first 50 students who enroll during the launch period.

During these interactive coaching sessions, Amy will dive deep into each lesson, providing invaluable insights, answering your questions, and offering personalized guidance. 
It's like having your very own mentor right by your side as you embark on your journey to master the art of old world finishing.

By participating in these live sessions, you'll gain a deeper understanding of the course material, learn advanced techniques, and receive insider tips and tricks that will take your skills to new heights. The interactive nature of the group coaching will also allow you to connect with like-minded individuals, share experiences, and foster a supportive community.

LIVE coaching starts on June 29th @ 7:30 PM CST. 

WHO IS THIS program FOR?

  • Anyone interested in learning how to create beautiful old world furniture finishes
  • ​Beginners and experienced decorative artists alike
  • Individuals looking to refinish furniture for their own home or for clients
  • ​Students seeking a comprehensive program covering a wide range of old world finishing techniques, including gilding finishes, Venetian finishes, distressed finishes, and more
  • ​Individuals passionate about furniture refinishing and looking to learn from an expert with over 30 years of experience

enroll in the old world finishing course

Don't miss out on this exciting opportunity to further your career and establish yourself as an expert in old world finishing. When you enroll in the Old World Finishing Course today and take the first step towards becoming a certified artisan, you'll get: 
  • Exclusive Old World Finishes Gift Box
  • ​Custom Amy Howard Work Apron
  • ​Stunning Old World Finishes hard cover book
  • Physical copy of the Old World Finishing Course workbook, with 100+ pages aligned with each video module
  • ​10 Lessons of step-by-step video training and education on old world finishing
  • Access to a private community of students, where you can network and collaborate with others and access student-only discounts and new courses and training first
  • ​Lifetime access to the course, so you can learn at your own pace and revisit the material anytime
  • ​Opportunity to become a certified expert in old world finishing upon completion of the course and passing a quiz, with access to exclusive opportunities reserved only for certified artisans

Enroll today for only

One Payment of $495 

$3,346+ VALUE

ironclad 7 Day Money-Back Guarantee

With my 7 Day Money-Back Guarantee, you can try out my Old World Finishing course with confidence. If you're not completely satisfied with the course within the first 7 days of enrollment, simply contact me and I'll issue you a full refund. 

I'm confident that you'll love my course and find it valuable, but if for any reason you don't, you can have your money back with no questions asked. So don't hesitate – join the Old World Finishing School today and start creating beautiful old world finishes for your furniture and home decor!
-Amy Howard

What students say about the old world finishing course

"It is Amazing!" - Jennifer 
"Highly recommend" -Kari
"I've had such a good experience" - Jean
"Just do it. Jump in and create the time" - Linda
"She shares the secrets" - Jen
"A technique for everything" - Rochelle
"Easy to follow" - Stephanie
"Everything covered is phenomenal" - Trisha

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frequently asked questions

How do I join the private student community?
After placing your order you will be prompted to join the private student community on the confirmation page.
When do I receive my certification?
Your certification will be mailed to you once you complete the quiz after completing the course. The quiz is available for you to take at any time within the Old World Finishing Course student area.
Can I find this training on Youtube?
While Amy Howard provides incredible tutorials on Youtube, the content and training provided in this program are exclusive to the Old World Finishing Course. You won't be able to find this anywhere else!
How do I access the online course once I sign up?
After placing your order you will be prompted to create your account on the confirmation page. Once you've created your account, you will be able to access the training at any time by logging in at the top of this page.
Is the LIVE coaching still included?
YES! LIVE online coaching will be available to the first 50 students who register for the new season. The LIVE coaching bonus closes on June 29th @ 12 PM CST.
What is the format of the LIVE coaching?
The LIVE coaching sessions are conducted via Zoom. These interactive sessions provide an opportunity to ask questions, receive feedback, and learn more about each lesson directly from Amy Howard.
When will the LIVE coaching start?
The LIVE coaching will start on June 29th @ 7:30 PM CST. 
What happens if I miss a LIVE coaching session?
Don't worry! These sessions are recorded and will be available for you to view at your own convenience within the Old World Finishing Course student area.
What materials or tools will I need for the course?
While you do not need to purchase products to participate in the course, all materials used in the course will be provided once you enroll. 
What level of experience do I need to take this course?
The Old World Finishing Course is designed for everyone, from beginners to experienced artists. The course provides step-by-step instructions, product lists, and collateral that makes it easy for anyone to follow along and master the art of old-world finishing. 
Can I take this course if I live outside of the United States?
Yes, the course is available to students worldwide. All you need is an internet connection to access the course materials and participate in the LIVE coaching.  
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