After I had the trim on, I put calking on the trim and in the nail holes. Let it dry.
To get the distresed look, sand the board down so the stain shines through. I actually put extra stain on the white paint to give it more of an antique look.
The hardest part of this shelf was the trim. I have a hard time thinking about angles and putting them together. I went through a lot of trim to get it right. My husband does well at the angles, but I wanted to do it all by myself. If I can do it, anyone can. My husband did help me hang it.