Here's how to make them:
Step 1 - Retrieve a pallet from the many areas around town where businesses lay them out for people to have for free!
Step 2 - Cut the pallet. You can make 2 shelves from each pallet, one from each end. For my first shelves I enlisted my hubbies help, though he is teaching me to do this part myself too. You then need to remove a board from the middle and use it as a bottom to your shelf.
Step 3- Sand it till it's smooth. You will be amazed how nice it looks after a good sanding.
Step 4- Stain or paint it. I choose to paint mine white, though for variety when I am selling these (yes you can order one from me~ though they are too heavy to ship if you can meet and pick it up I can make one for you!) I will stain them as well.
Step 5 - Distress it or finish it. I love the distressed look, so after painting mine I sanded it again to give it that old vintage country look. If you have stained it, you would want to put a nice coat of varnish on it now.
Step 6 - Fill it up, hang it up, and enjoy! I am still working on this step, as it is a heavy shelf and I will need help finding studs and using wall anchors to put it up. But I am liking playing around with the possibilities of what to put on it!