If you love spending time outdoors, check out this tutorial on building an outdoor farmhouse table. I really like the look of the farmhouse table much more than a regular picnic table. It lets you vary the seats to whatever you like whether you wish to use chairs or a bench or both as see in the picture.
The table is lovely with its old weathered top but I would love it stained the dark walnut to match the legs even more. You could do it which ever way you find suits your taste. I think you could also scale down the size of the table and make individual stools to go with the table and I think that is what I would do.
Its a great table and provides the option of just about any seating preferred. Thrifty and Chic shares the tutorial for building this great outdoor farmhouse table. If you need to make multiple use of your patio space you may like to build this Fold Up Picnic Table.thriftyandchic.com