Fishing Dock Desk

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Project by rrdesigns posted 1728 days ago 1538 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 1728 days ago

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

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#2 posted 1728 days ago

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 1728 days ago

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 1728 days ago

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 1728 days ago

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

-- Custom furniture

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#6 posted 1728 days ago

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 1728 days ago

Very creative.

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#8 posted 1728 days ago

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 1728 days ago

I like this one too!!

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#10 posted 1727 days ago

That brings back memories. Great job.

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

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#11 posted 1493 days ago

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

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#12 posted 732 days ago

That’s awesome!

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