Thanks for all your comments. I wasn't too sure about how it was going to turn out. I had plan A. As you see it. Plan B. Using blackboard paint for the worktop and then waxing for the slate look & C. Just Annie Sloan it with Chalk paint.
Thanks Eibhlin ni Sheambrai nice to see a familiar face ;)
@Pacman I've been admiring you thread, reminded me of my younger days when I was fit to do these things. Really is great fun and a learning curve, as well as the satisfaction when it's finished. Think my biggest one was recovering a metal action sofa bed.