I found a tutorial to make these shelves here: http://littlenannygoat.blogspot.com/2010/03/make-your-own-floating-shelf-one-of-my.html
So fabulous. That is a great blog. So I informed my husband of this great tutorial and informed him he would be making it for me :) I painted, he hung.
Here it is with some leaves on it. It is a great shelf for warming up the room. This picture was taken a month ago, so I have more to show you soon :)