And, after some paint, mirrors and accessories:
I bought the chest for our last home and frankly, I was sick of the flowers. It didn't look like our house anymore, but the piece fit the space perfectly. Spray paint to the rescue.
I gave it two coats of Valspar interior/exterior black paint in gloss/laquer. I also replaced the more traditional knobs with the fun, painted ones I found at HomeGoods last week.