paint it red! ( and gold and whatever takes your fancy)
Get the sweet husband to cut out some lattice frames ( with wood or cardboard- wood looks more professional) and spray paint in gold
Stick them on the painted surface with permanent glue on the side.
And if you are brave, in front as well
Stand back and admire your work ( I put 2 together)
Dont forget to thank your husband ( well ) later ;)
You have your shelf ready!
They still work as extra seating if youre having a dinner party later!
Or like this...