I found a pair of old corbels at my local antique mall. I added some boards, molding, and hooks to create a shabby shelf for my dining room.
I used my miter saw to cut molding to frame a 1x12 board. The board can be any length that works for your space. Mine is 44 inches and I had Lowe's cut it for me.
I used Gorilla wood glue around the edges and then adhered the molding. I have a hard time hammering in the finishing nails while holding the molding, so I let the glue dry and the molding stays put while I nail.
This is how the board looked after putting on the molding and filling the cracks with spackling.
Painted it white and sanded the edges...
Used more Gorilla glue to hold the corbels...
(Oops! I better catch those drips.)
And added a 1x4 board between the corbels.
I attatched the board with glue and mending plates on the back. I screwed in hooks on the front of the board, painted it white, and dry brushed the entire shelf with gray paint to blend with the corbels. And it looks like this.
It was a bit of work, but I think it was worth it.