I started by breaking down about 25 pallets, removing nails and selecting the best pieces to use on my wall. After I had chosen the pieces, I sanded them down and used four different shades of tint on the boards. I painted the wall a dark brown to hide imperfections in the boards. The final step of putting the boards on the wall took about four and a half hours, with my mother's help to choose varying colored and widths of boards. I ended up using about ten pallets total in the project. I love the rustic finish of this pallet wall!