I painted the case in a soft cream and very lightly distressed it before sealing it with dark wax, just so it highlighted the bold wood even more. I kept the original oak drawer pulls and the brass escutcheon plates. All the drawers work perfectly and it's sturdy as rock!
And I staged it with peonies straight from my garden. I love this time of year when I don't have to buy flowers once a week for staging. Means more money to spend at the flea market!!