Rustic crates for the cake . beats the hell out of a boring ol cake table. Could make it longer or another one for gifts aswell. Would be awesome to use one of the crates hand painted w cover on it with slit for guests wedding cards.
Perhaps you don't have time to read books but you do read magazines. Are your magazines stacked on top of the chair? Here is an idea! A DIY (or have soeone make it for you) pallet magazine holder. Paint it to match your decor.
Singer sewing machine stand as a base for dessert display. Old singer sewing machine turned into a dreamy makeup vanity. Sewing machine cabinets into a new desk. Turned an old sewing machine into a lovely vintage furniture.