Take the cheap backing off of a bookshelf and add pallet boards. It looks cool and it makes the bookshelf sturdier. And paint the bookshelf--not pallet boards.

Pallet furniture

DIY Bookshelves, with instructions.

DIY Ellie's bookshelf furniture redo; paint book shelf any color you want, measure the back of the shelf, use these measurements to cut a piece of contact paper then apply contact paper to back of shelf http://hiwandergirl.blogspot.com/2012/01/modernize-cheap-furniture-diy-bookshelf.html

Wrap cardboard inserts to decorate the back of a bookshelf so it's easy to redo... brilliant. ~from In My Own Style

How to use vinegar and steel wool to make different wood stains

DIY Pallet Bench (but not with pallets b/c pulling them apart is a betch)

Pink + natural wood

Signs that look old tutorial. I love her lettering trick!

Bathroom Shelf

Dishfunctional Designs: God Save The Pallet! Reclaimed Pallets Revamped

Bookshelf at the end of the island...for cookbooks :)

This is such a great idea! distressed furniture | Tumblr Get rid of crappy cardboard or pressed wood backs on bookshelves, entertainment centers, etc & add these stained wood panels!

DIY tip using discarded palette planks on an accent wall. This inexpensive decorating tip is a great accent for the Restoration Hardware look, or the French Country look, or even a Contemporary interior. The look is custom and charming.

Basic wood shelves from 2×10 boards. Use wood screws, countersink & fill with wood putty then prime & paint. Easy cheap shelves @ Home Impro...

corner book shelf. cut an old door in half and add shelves

two Walmart bookshelves for $15 each and a tabletop from IKEA for $25. = diy craft table for $55

DIY crate bookshelf made from wooden crates from the craft store (Michaels under 13 dollars) or use recycled crates

Bookshelf ~ this is the kind of bookshelf i want in my house

Ballard bookshelf after