Slow Home Decor: a pair of industrial tray tables

This past Saturday, my weekend treasure hunting in Upstate New York proved fruitful. I found a set of industrial tray tables that caught my eye. They are the perfect scale, size and color for our fireplace room. Eventually, this room is going to be all shades of cream, light grey, white with hits of coppery brown and charcoal black. You might recall that I plan to slip cover the sofa and ottoman in washable, Belgian Libeco ‘Fog’ LinenThe tray on these tables is about 2.5 inches deep. When I saw them my imagination went wild. A large coffee table book could be open to a gorgeous photo and the glass placed on top. I could fill them with collections of things. How cool would it look filled with colorful Fall leaves, moss, twigs, a rock collection, photographs from our latest trip, memorabilia, Christmas ornaments or…artwork?
I plan to have a piece of thicker glass cut for these tables, but other than that they are good to go. I love that they’re slightly chipped and there are little rust marks. It gives a sense of history to these pieces. I can not wait until my slip covers arrive and the room is transformed!