Tackle the needs first and plan out a timeline and a budget.
Filling the holes with wood putty, and then sanding gives you a smooth surface to paint. The story our talkative sink would also tell includes a slight touch of colour blindness. The previous owner was my Dad, who's a renovation Superman, but I'm afraid his kryptonite would be "colour choosing". ) I am not interested in the work that goes along with perfect folding or dusting or hiding things in out of the way places because they don't fit with our decor. It's narrow, which is perfect for our tiny space; it gives room to move around in there. I always admire open shelving and decorative baskets, but man(!We found ours from Home Hardware after it finally went on sale. (We had originally planned to donate the sink to the Re Store. Ideally, I would have had time to paint it there too, but the other half of the team was ready to put the sink in place. Just in case someone was making the set for a movie scene in a crack house, and needed the perfect sink for that look.) skip this step.