It's simply amazing how much a simple coat of paint can rejuvenate something that started out looking like complete garbage.
I'm not usually a fan of painting wood, and I avoid it as much as possible, but in the case of that grubby little cabinet, it was needed.
I went to Home Depot last night with my Ottawa friend, and I picked up one of the only remaining (and easily available) oil paints on the market: Tremclad Rust Paint. It comes in very limited colours, but they had a decent selection. I went with a gloss "dark grey" (which is much more of a "steel blue" if you ask me) for the interior, and a gloss "sand" colour for the exterior. It should look quite nice once I finish painting it, and it finally dries.