edited to add final pic: this is linked to faded charms white wednesday #115!
I found detailed info on how to make this shelf here. if you’ve never been to this site, its full of diy wood projects. it was very inexpensive to make—it just takes 4 – 1×6 Boards, 8′ pine boards to make the basic box portion and it took about 2 hrs to finish...and another 2 hrs. to paint:)
I added an pediment from an old dresser, to the top.
I had some leftover bead boards in my garage from our kitchen remodel, and used them for the backing
here it is, before painting.
and here it is after it was painted.
I really like the way this came out, and its hanging on my dining room wall.
thanks for looking!