Retro and industrial are trendy at the moment... I just came across these photos shared in 2011 on Facebook. These are tables renovated and transformed by Japanese designers Schemata Architecture . I love the work that was done, especially on the antique table with cast iron legs.
The base has been repainted in black and the top has been given a contemporary look by covering it with fuchsia pink epoxy resin, while leaving transparent portions to let the wood show in places. Very inspiring!
Here is precisely a cast iron stand for sale on Kijiji - unfortunately I don't have room at us to get started on the project myself, but if there are any handymen among you, here is a great project to start!