I think everyone has had one of these shelves at one time or another. Outdated? Yes, but not without possibilities.
A simple change is all I gave it, but it made quite a difference.
A coat of light green, then sanded for shabbiness.
But I wasn’t finished. I mixed white and green paint, along with white pearl. After watering down that mixture, I washed the whole surface. I still wasn’t completely happy with the outcome, so I added one last layer of white dry brushing.