Here's how it turned out.
One truly unique piece of furniture for our insanely unique dwelling. Oh, the things you can do with a pallet and a little imagination. Now we have a place for all our coats, backpacks, and scarves (or most of them at least).
Speaking of unique, we have a skylight in our apartment. Yesterday morning the sun lit up our kitchen and my cold toes, the day before was the beautiful song of raindrops against the window panes, and last night was the silhouette of the moon shining it's brilliance for us to see. I feel so lucky to be in this place with my sweet husband and daughter.