A bought a tile table very similar to this one at the DI at the beginning of the summer for around $30. We had been in search of patio furniture for awhile, but hadn't found anything inexpensive and nice, so we came up with an alternative: we would paint and re-tile this table. Now, I forgot to take any before pictures, so you'll have to deal with during and after.
Here's how things went down.
We completely disassembled the table, removing the middle tile piece. A sanded the top part that was a light colored wood, and stained it a dark brown. We then painted the side pieces and legs a bright royal blue, and chose coordinating blue tiles from Lowe's. The tile cost between $70 and $80. We wanted accent tiles that looked like the beautiful ceramics you can get in Mexico, so we went to a fancy tile store and asked about them. Turns out most tile is 4 1/4 inches, and we needed 4 inch to match the pre-existing tile size. Luckily the fancy store had a whole bunch of sample tiles, in groups of two and three, that were 4 inches and exactly what we were looking for, and they let us take them for free since they were from discontinued lines!
So here are some pictures of the progress. I laid all the tiles down just to get an idea of what it would look like. The table pieces that are grey are just those that I had primed but hadn't painted yet.
For chairs, we have three library chairs that my mom has collected from the DI. I want to paint them yellow, and make some cool all-weather cushions for them. I promise to post the end product!