What I really wanted was an outdoor room. Like this:
What I got was a $100 table and chair set from Roses Discount Store. Like this:
Certainly the Smith and Hawken outdoor furniture shown above is not worth the almost $5000 price tag (on sale). But this furniture that I bought (the least expensive I could find. anywhere.) leaves a lot to be desired.
So I went to World Market to see if their very cute and slightly pricey outdoor cushions were on sale. And they were!! The cheapest I have seen anywhere. But still too high. I think $29 for one pillow is ridiculous. And Target didn't have them any less expensive.
But what Target did have is a couple of shower curtains. Problem solved.
One covers the table, folded under and attached with binder clips (see lower left corner). I hate scooting up to a table and getting my legs stuck in the tablecloth. I guess it's more of a table-top-cover. It's made of vinyl, so it can be wiped down or stuck in the washing machine. Another tablecloth was cut into squares and sewn into poofy pillows.