This winter I was asked to transform a Fiberglas boat which was mounted into the wall at a restaurant in East Greenwich, RI. The restaurant was renovating the space to be used as a wedding and banquet room and the 1980s styled boat was not blending in with the up scaled surroundings. Since a classic wood Chris Craft would be more appropriate, I set out to woodgrain the boat, and paint the bottom in a classic color. Below are the transformation steps for the 25 foot vessel. Special thanks to Harrison Painting for the excellent prep work and base paint.
|The original with vinyl stripes|
|Wood planks with first coat of flogging glaze|
|Remaining planks with first coat of flogging glaze|
|Second coat of graining glaze and polyurethane|
|Gold leaf vinyl registration number|