Once we got the shelf hung, it looked perfect. However, the hardware sent with the shelf was insufficient for the task.. Rather than wait for replacements, we used hardware we had left over from other products. I'll have to admit, the shelf looked exactly as pictured and was otherwise perfect for my use. To be fair, we did not contact the manufacturer about the hard ware as we needed the shelf hung that day. On the positive side, the price was reasonable, and once mounted looks as advertised. However, in my opinion, this shelf will not hold anything substantial. I used it with light weight pieces, and it's still on the wall, but has a tendency to slant forward a bit.