Thanks for the suggestions for fixing this one. I was thinking of trying to stain it further, but I was too worried that the stain would make the pattern run. But, plenty of lessons learned at least!
I ended up going with the white paint fix-it route. Not an absolutely perfect finish under a magnifying glass, but it's much more presentation ready now anyway. At least I got a good scan of it before I spilled anything on it!
Here it is, post-fix, with the original inspiration: