When I finally started looking for outdoor furniture, anyone following my search would have felt the goal was to waste as much time as possible. I sniffed out every sale and deal I could find, wanting to spend as little money as possible yet still get good looking pieces. Since I was working for myself, I didn't have to worry about the cost of hourly billing. The table came from Home Goods and I got it marked down even further because it was slightly damaged in a way that really didn't matter, but I wasn't about to admit that to the store manager. The chairs were part of a closeout sale at Target and the umbrella was from Walmart.