You can do this with acrylic paint. You must seal it and understand,seal,seal,seal it. I painted a kitchen bar and it still looks fine. However,we only ate at it.When your dealing with surfaces that get wet it's only a matter of time before you must redo it or replace it.
Do a search on here in home inprovement...there are many people who have done it and offer some great suggestions.
If I were you I'd call Home Depot or Lowe's and ask them before you attempt the project.
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