I have wanted to paint the counter-tops and put in a new sink for quite a while. But over the years I could never find a paint made for kitchen counters and the local DIY stores had the single stainless steel sinks that we couldn't afford or quit carrying them and didn't have a supplier to order them from. But last month the two main hold backs were overcome....finally. We found the sink at an affordable price, the high rise faucet at a good price and paint made specifically for counter-tops. Randy had already taken out the old sink before I remembered to take a 'before' photo. After taking out the old sink and bottom row of metal tiles ( photo / image / picture from toni's Garden ) The new color isn't really as red as it looks, more like a brown-ish red. It is supposed to get darker as it cures. We could put the sink in now but can't use the counter-top until about Tuesday just to be sure it is completely dry. Painted with sink and faucet installed ( photo / image / picture from toni's Garden ) We have found the backsplash I want, will get that next weekend, paint, seal and install it. Then the tiles come off to be replaced by natural color wood bead-board. I am also going to paint the cabinets a lighter color than the bead-board. There is also a small counter area on the other side of the stove that I need to paint the top of. But that will be next weekend. The old sink will be turned into a planter. Randy is going to build a box for it and I am going to cover the box with all the old copper tiles we remove from the wall.