With just a little wood glue and some nails we created a shelf topped that would just slide on top of the existing shelf.
I added a little wood filler before sanding.
I then sanded the area where the two boards met until it was smooth.
We thought we had a huge 5+ gallon container of our trim paint in our attic that the builder left for us. After getting all 3 of the containers we had down, it turns out we had 1 container for our wall color and 2 containers of our ceiling color. Who needs that much ceiling paint?? Oh well, after a quick trip we had a small container of white paint that we slapped on.
Although it was a really heavy shelf, I actually lifted it up there by myself. I should have waited the 15 minutes for Alan to get home from work and help me. But I just couldn't wait to see the result.
What a huge improvement!! Gah, I am just in love. Next up is some sass for the wall!