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Installing a Retro Counter and Sink

During this remodel, a kitchen is updated with a cool retro look. Learn how to update your own kitchen with these easy step-by-step directions.

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  • appliance dolly
  • masking tape
  • eye protection
  • respirator
  • precut laminate
  • spray adhesive
  • dowels
  • primer
  • putty
  • latex-based metallic paint
  • clear-coat sealer


  • drill
  • pry bar
  • nut driver
  • screwdriver
  • wrench
  • reciprocating saw
  • palm sander
  • 60-grit sandpaper
  • tack cloth
  • plastic sheeting
  • safety goggles
  • gloves
  • respirator mask
  • protective suit
  • low-pressure sprayer
  • rolling pin




  • Aluminum moldings (Nostalgic 50's Collection) and cap for counter backsplash from Eagle Mouldings
  • New Classics toaster (model: T75r/color: Diner Red); New Classics Round Belgian Waffle Baker (model: 200/color: Chrome); Retro toaster oven (model: 372/color: Chrome) from Toastmaster Inc.
  • Stainless bar handles (model: O1W83.10) from Lee Valley Tools