Fishing Dock Desk

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Project by rrdesigns posted 10-18-2009 05:23 PM 2258 views 6 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a project for a client wanting to showcase a “Popeye” memorabilia collection. The desk has been painted with milk paint to give it an aged and sea washed appearance. The top is ash which has been treated with a pickling stain.

-- Beth, Oklahoma, Rambling Road Designs

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#1 posted 10-18-2009 05:30 PM

this is a real ‘EYE-POPER’ , very well done ,
even down to the swim ladder !

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#2 posted 10-18-2009 05:35 PM

That is really cool! That took some true creativity. Great job with the milk paint. I think you nailed it. I’ve never used milk paint. Is it easy to achieve a finish like that? By the way, I wish I had so many clamps!

-- Tom, Simsbury, CT

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#3 posted 10-18-2009 05:49 PM

Milk Paint is fun to work with. It is very malleable and the tints can be altered by adding more water or mixing with other shades. The tricky part is that it is a very flat finish and the colors will deepen when you seal them. I just kept adding additional brush strokes where I wanted them, changing the base paint slightly each time until I got the look I was after. I used polycrylic as a topcoat.

-- Beth, Oklahoma, Rambling Road Designs

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#4 posted 10-18-2009 06:03 PM

That’s really a neat desk! Now all it needs is a miniature dingy and a crab net.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#5 posted 10-18-2009 06:47 PM

Nice work Beth a cool design and well built. Well done.


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#6 posted 10-18-2009 08:14 PM

Beth, I just commented on your hutch you did that goes with this, but this desk is the best!! Love it. You really outdid yourself with this design and build. That is just so cool. What a great look.

-- John @

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#7 posted 10-18-2009 09:47 PM

Very creative.

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#8 posted 10-19-2009 03:27 AM

Now how does a girl from OK know what a seacoast fishing pier looks like? You did a great job – makes me feel like I’m at the coast here in Maine in one of the old-fashioned port towns. I’m sure your customer was very happy – I surely would have been.

Keep up the great work!


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#9 posted 10-19-2009 05:14 AM

I like this one too!!

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#10 posted 10-19-2009 04:27 PM

That brings back memories. Great job.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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#11 posted 06-10-2010 08:38 PM

Nice design and finish job. Instead of of milk paint, I would have used Olive Oyl! ;)

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#12 posted 07-10-2012 08:31 PM

That’s awesome!

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