You can use an old photograph or even a piece of wallpaper. Here, Flickr member Karen Breen-Bondie applied her photo to Ikea's Finnby console. For more details on how she did it, click here. Although we don't believe Ikea carries the Finnby any longer, we think the Grimle buffet would be a good substitute. We could also see this working well on a generic pine dresser. And, of course, on a file cabinet.
[photo and console by Karen Breen-Bondie, via her Flickr page]