I removed some water stains from the top with Oxalic acid, sanded and stained and varnished the top, painted the rest a light french grey making sure you could still see the beautiful oak grain through the paint. I then mixed a slightly darker grey for the damask design (thanks to the Graphics Fairy) although I hand drew the damask flourish so it's not exactly the same. I've very lightly distressed it. I replaced the cheap silver handles with some gorgeous crystal ones.
Selling this although it does look very nice in my bedroom at the moment!