I actually painted this bench last year, but since I apparently forgot how to blog until this week you haven't gotten to see it until now.
A light sanding, a coat of outdoor primer (I use KILZ brand), and painted (about a coat and a half) with "Satin Black" Rustoleum. (The same stuff I used to paint my fireplace tile).
I just love doing these easy projects that have such a big impact with so little effort! Have you done any of these types of projects lately? Please tell me in the comments!