Kitchen Tile Countertop

I'm throwing together a kitchen countertop with leftover tiles and a cast iron sink from Craigslist I got for $25. Ultimately I would like something fancy like slate but this will do for now. 

 Screwing down the hardibacker to the 3/4" ply that was under the linoleum

Screwing down the hardibacker to the 3/4" ply that was under the linoleum

 Cut the sink in... The rough opening (hole) had to be just 1" wider

Cut the sink in... The rough opening (hole) had to be just 1" wider

 Layout looks good

Layout looks good

 I used the built in spacers for a 1/16" grout joint. If you push the tiles close together there's an automatic grout space

I used the built in spacers for a 1/16" grout joint. If you push the tiles close together there's an automatic grout space

 I did this super fast. It was one of the easiest projects so far. Now I get to have a beer

I did this super fast. It was one of the easiest projects so far. Now I get to have a beer

Wow that was pretty easy! Sweet. 

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As a side note - the sink originally had two bowls, a wall mount faucet, and two soap dish things. The backsplash appears to have been terra cotta painted mortar(?) to match the red tiles behind the stove. 

 Grouted

Grouted