Yes, this was a great learning curve, and a classic example of my inclination towards indecisiveness! Though in truth, whilst I hadn’t pictured it, between being white and stenciled, and stripped back to wood, I had painted it blue. It was too much. My Husband put his foot down (thank goodness!) and pointed out that sometimes, a bit of wood is just lovely as it is.
I’m rather chuffed with the end result here, and I can finally move around the kitchen without having to shuffle sideways around ill fitting chairs.