We've seen refrigerators, laptops and office walls transformed into chalkboards, but never a desk top like this one. Instructables user apocello considers himself a jack of all trades. So when the mechanical engineer needed a new solution for note taking on his work bench, he knew he could turn right to something trending in the home decor world: Chalkboard paint. With an $8 can of spray paint, he taped off and transformed one end of his work surface into a chalkboard that's always at-the-ready for jotting down notes or quick calculations. You can do the same, of course. But because dust is the enemy of gadgets everywhere, do us a favor and make sure to erase your desk-top chalkboard with a damp cloth instead of a dry chalkboard eraser.
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