I bought this shelving unit about 6 months ago and I like it but it's ugly. I wanted something nicer but it was all I could afford at that time. I was thinking of just buying what I originally wanted but if I do that it will be a waste of money. What I decided to do is to modify the whole thing.
What I'm going to do is get rid of the giant wooden frame and replace it with black shelf brackets. Paint the wood with a stainer to give it a nice rich brown look. I'm going to lower the shelves, so they won't be to high. I will do all of this after the hurricane.