I can't seem to find the before pictures of my new shelf. You can kinda see it in this post. I just painted the shelves black and restained the spindles.
It has one more shelf, but I haven't decided if I'm going to add it on or not. Either way it is way better than the bookshelf that was there. It hung out two inches past the door frame.
Just about anything would be an improvement from that! The new open shelves will look even better when I get the hallway repainted the bluish green color of the main living area. I have a never ending list of things to do!