Step 1: Acquire or make your Pallet
Finding a pallet can be easy if you know where to look. I would suggest looking on a Facebook garage sale page or you can try asking around at local stores. Make sure you try local instead of big box because, big box stores are more apt to reuse their pallets to save money. I got my pallet from my dad so it didn't cost anything... Thanks dad!
*sand your pallet so it's nice and smooth
*stain it (let dry overnight after desired amount of coats)
I was kind of nervous about the second part because I have not made an attempt at staining in my adult life thus far. I have previously done it but it was my moms garden fence and let's be honest...that's A LOT of fence for a young adult to stain on their own...this was a much less daunting task and far more enjoyable.
*self explanatory right?
I had to ask for help with this one because apparently, my twiggle arms cannot put 12 hooks in by myself. So, a big thank you to my friend Allen and boyfriend Chris for helping me out in this department.