I've been doing this for ages and I get so many compliments from it - turn wrapping paper scraps into bows instead. Always coordinates with the paper, cheaper than buying bows from the store, and uses up those stupid little scraps you're always left with!
An old brown dresser and night stand and painted them with white paint with primer-3 coats! Took red paint and a thin brush to make the baseball stripes- no stencil. Then took a red paint pen to draw a thin red line for the seam.