I recently purchased a 1928 bungalow that still has the original glazed tile on the walls in the kitchen (and bath). We are planning to remodel the kitchen, and the tile is showing its age (not to mention we're not wild about the color). We would like to keep the tile for the vintage factor, but more importantly, we're concerned that trying to remove it would just create a giant mess.

Is there a good way to paint the tile or re-glaze it? Should I involve a professional? If so, what kind of tradesperson should I look for?