Ever been to a party where the host has entirely overlooked providing tables where you can rest your drink? You know it's bad when you're desperately trying to shove a fancy little hors d'oeuvre into your mouth one-handedly in a manner quick enough so that the skewered shrimp and cherry tomato don't fall out of their embrace and instead embrace your lap— where, incidentally, you happen to have your cocktail precariously clamped between your thighs.
This was an old bench that belonged to a vanity that I now use as a desk. I have almost no use for the lopsided creature as seating, but with the addition of a tray, it makes a convenient table, especially by the side of a sofa, or next to a chair, as a place for a drink or two, or three... These old trays are pretty much everywhere...on eBay, in thriftshops...roadside, in garbage cans... You just need to prime over whatever was previously on it (because it was likely really atrocious), and attack it anew!
The "BEFORE": Bench (after painting, before upholstering), and tray (after priming):
Styled, painted, and photographed by (IN)DECOROUS TASTE.