Dine al fresco for under $50

Dine outside on a dime with this three-piece set for two.

Ikea bistro set TÄRNÖ

What it is: Ikea Patio set, TÄRNÖ, $49.99, Ikea

What we love it: For as much as it would cost to cook a nice dinner for two, you can enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner outside all summer long. Perfect for a small patio, balcony or backyard nook, this three-piece set looks best served with a side of something hot off the grill.

Styling tip: Apply a fresh coat of clear furniture glaze to the wood slats at the beginning of each season to keep the table and chairs looking new.

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