This was the top of a small hutch. There was no shelf. I got a 12x1 inch piece of wood and cut it to size. Adding the brackets below to complete the finished look. I also added molding around the shelf for a detailed finished look. I was unable to get both stains to match so I did a green paint wash on the shelf’s edge and the edges of the back splash, with decorative one stroke flower arrangement painting in the center.