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

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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!
 

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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.
 

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

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

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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.
 

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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!

JimC
 

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That brings back memories. Great job.
 

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