After some searching I found a couple images that intrigued me; a pallet wall, pallet divider, this mud room, and this shoe mat. And with the help of some friends donating pallets and a little time, here you have the results.
The pallets in the kitchen and the structure... We used 2 pallets (which are really heavy, ladies) and cut a bit off of one so that it would fit in my apartment standing on top of the other. It's about three feet wide and eight and a half feet tall. Definitely glad I had some power tool users around for this project. Just a note; Don't drag pallets off the side of the road, they usually aren't the same size and... termites... eww.
Here it is filled with stuff from each side. (Sorry for the yellow-y pics, I took them at night and had to deal with bad, artificial lighting.) I got hooks from Home Depot & Walmart (for variety) to hang coats, umbrellas -- and keys!-- on the front. On the back I used twine and a couple screws to hang up some pictures and the milk crate that I keep all my belts and scarves in. The pallets are a bonus in this area because they give me a lot of privacy from the entrance area and it separates things nicely.