Use upholstery tacks to upgrade a plain piece of furniture. This is particularly great for side tables and chests of drawers. I wouldn't do a design thus intricate bit maybe a corner pattern to hold fabric or tie design
Overlays DeeDee Kit for IKEA RAST A quart of coral-y paint and some gold O'verlays can transform an IKEA dresser into a statement changing table. This DIY is for a nighstand but the same steps would apply!
IKEA Hackers: IKEA TARVA Textured Panel Dresser Makeover - lots of Ikea dresser hacks out there - I like the addition of texture with the cloth panels. I think I would Mod Podge and paint though, for the sake of durability and cleanability