Up-cycled milk can: Lowes sells these table tops, this size was $18. Just add a few screws and some liquid nail (located in the paint aisle, it looks like a tube of caulk). Prime then paint it your favorite exterior paint color. Find some heavy wooden chairs and paint to match. Viola, custom outdoor bistro set.
@Overstock - This Rwanda bistro set is a perfect dining and seating solution for your living space. This furniture set includes a table and two chairs that showcase a black finish and cherry seats with unique distressed edge treatments.http://www.overstock.com/Home-Garden/ETHAN-HOME-Rwanda-Black-and-Cherry-3-piece-Bistro-Set/5996625/product.html?CID=214117 $399.99
Outdoor Bistro Set Spray Paint Makeover. I did this too with an 8 piece set that was RUSTED! It looks so wonderful now. Everyone comments on it! Ours is painted in seaside blue with the side tables in some complementary accent colors. ~RMK