Take this uber cool patchwork wood stain dresser from WestElm as inspiration for a thriftsore find update. If the wood the dresser is made of is not that stainable there are wood veneers you can buy and glue on to the dresser face!
This element of design is Negative Space. The hand isn't actually holding anything. It implies that there is a light bulb in the empty space. Negative space guides your imagination to finish the image.