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    Empire Gray Entry Table with Oiled Legs

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    I am totally digging the naked furniture leg look lately, you guys. I’d have snuck that in the title if it wouldn’t attract every porn loving spam-bot this side of the Playboy mansion. Beautiful oiled legs paired with a fresh coat of paint just makes me happy, what can I say? When a friend of mine brought me this entry table, I immediately knew I wanted to highlight the curvy base by painting the top while leaving the wood legs exposed.

    I love when an idea for a piece jumps right out at me!

    Empire Gray Entry Table | Gypsy Magpie

    The table was pretty dinged up on the top section but, thankfully, the legs were in great condition. I didn’t take a “before” shot so I have nothing to show you. Oopsies. Imagine it for me, ok?

    I gave the whole piece a good cleaning, heavily sanded down the top to remove the rings and scratches, lightly sanded the base, then I sealed the top with shellac to prevent any bleed through. (For more on how I prep my furniture, go HERE.) Next, I gave the entire base a fresh coat of gel stain to even out the rich deep wood tone. I left the piece to dry for a few days and then set to work painting. I very lightly distressed the edges so the dark wood could peek through then sealed the top with a clear coat. Rubbing the legs down with hemp oil helped to highlight all those gorgeous curves. I finished the transformation off with a fun matte paper in the drawer and the prettiest mercury glass knob for a little shine.

    Pretty paint, oiled legs, paper, and a shiny knob.
    Happy dance.


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    I’m calling it an entry table but this piece could really fit in a variety of spaces. It turned out exactly how I pictured it, which doesn’t happen very often because y’all know my mind tends to wander! The grey pairs so handsomely with the wood and is a good compromise between masculine and feminine.

    Did I mention I love the oiled legs?
    Because I do.

    Beautiful Empire Gray and Oiled Leg Entry Table | Gypsy Magpie

    I’ll be listing this piece soon. Hit me up if you are interested!

    Speaking of listing, I’ve been toying with the idea of adding furniture to my Etsy shop. I haven’t bit the bullet yet, but I’ve been reading up a ton on it and am seriously considering it. Utah isn’t the best place to sell if it’s not part of an overpriced MLM. Kidding! Well, kinda. Really though, it’s a hard state to be a maker in so I’m trying to expand my vision. It sounds great except the whole shipping part, that has me crazy nervous.

    Have you ever bought a piece of furniture or a large item off Etsy?
    If so, I’d love to hear your experience!

    Please share with me in the comments below.

    Empire Gray Table with Oiled Legs | Gypsy Magpie


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