O.M.G. I. am. pooped. As you can see, further to these past posts (here & then here), I am nearly finished the painting of the table. I WAS going to skip the "San Francisco" part of the sign at the bottom, but that just didn't sit well with me, so I decided I just can't do that. To make my life easier though I am definitely going to ignore the script in the original sign and try to find a stencil to paint it on with. I have officially spent about 25 hours of my life painting this sign on. I certainly hope it will be worth it.
I must say, the one thing I hated about this project was, having to kill spiders. You would not BELIEVE how many DADDY LONG LEGS, to be exact, are just sitting on the baseboards in my basement! GROSS. The first time I went back to painting after my little sabbatical I had to kill FOUR of them just to start painting; they were propped up against the drop cloth and the table front. Then, WHILE I was painting, one started walking across the table! I get goose bumps just thinking about it!
Anyway, next step is to finish the lettering and STAIN, then paint/distress the legs. I got some wonderful advice from Korrie @ Red Hen Home so the prospect of staining is causing me a little less anxiety now. I will post the project again when it is complete! Wish me luck!