Here is what I found for $20 via the awesome Craigslist:
I thought this piece has the charm that I was looking for and the fact that there is hidden storage was a super bonus! I LOVE the "outta sight, outta mind" theory! So after a little work (not much.. she was in super great shape for her age) and some TLC, she now looks like this:
I love how the glaze brought out the definitions. And the hardware is original!! Even better!!
So, who says vintage is ugly?