How to make a kitchen display from a wooden pallet:
Get yourself a pallet.
If you can manage to find a free one like I did... SCORE! Mine was in the empty lot next to my house. I figure if someone is going to leave their crap in an empty lot for 2 months, it's up for grabs.
Measure and Cut!
Cut a couple of thin scraps of wood to give the shelves a lip. The wood pieces don't have to be the same size, or look very nice. In fact, it's better if they look awful, then they can fit right in with a pallet that's been sitting in an empty lot for 2 months.
Not the "Uggh, I hate painting" kind of painting. The "Yay! I don't have to be careful or accurate or good" kind of painting.
I knew I wanted to hang an apron from the corner, so I added a hook. I think it'd also be cute to add a bunch of shaker pegs to the top shelf and hang mugs. I might do that later...I'm currently out of pegs.
I just stuck a bunch of long screws right through the boards and straight into the wall. Ideally this would be a 2 man job, but if one of the "men" is impatient and can't wait until the other man gets home, then just use your elasti-girl, super strength powers.....You know what I'm talking about.
*Pro-tip: Set the level on the shelf of the pallet, rather than the top. It's more important for your decor to look straight and not be sliding off, then it is for the top of the pallet to be straight.
*Pro-tip: Use the word "Pro-tip" when you are explaining something. It makes you sound like you know what you are talking about.
Admire your new addition to the kitchen and pat yourself on the back for a job well done.