Have you seen "O'verlays" yet? I'm all for furniture makeovers, and these unique fretwork pieces make it easy to get custom/expensive look for very little money using thrifted or Ikea furniture pieces. I love the preppy look they gave the Ikea dresser above with the "Anne" O'verlay (below)
Or, you can get a little more modern and unique with one of their "Danika" patterns.
I love the unlimitted creativity you can have with colors and shapes! If you have an old dresser, give it a try!