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.
Cassity Kmetzsch started Remodelaholic after graduating from Utah State University with a degree in Interior Design. Remodelaholic is the place to share her love for knocking out walls, and building everything back up again to not only add function but beauty to her home. Together with her husband Justin, they have remodeled 6 homes and are working on a seventh. She is a mother of four amazing girls. Making a house a home is her favorite hobby.