Weekend Project: Add A Chalkboard Panel To Your Desk

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While the tidal wave of the chalkboard craze may have slowed to a small trickle, we're still intrigued by the many ways people have come up with to use this versatile paint. Lately it's migrated to the home office, covering desk accessories from standing files to file boxes. Painting a strip on your desk not only keeps your to do list front and center, where you can see it (and have the satisfaction of seeing it shrink), it also cuts down on the use of post it notes (whose gummy strip makes them no-nos for the recycling bin).

Both decorative and useful, in the home office (though maybe not on that mint condition mid-century desk!), a stripe of chalkboard might also find use on a kitchen counter (to write out a recipe or keep track of your grocery list) or on your landing strip (as a checklist for all of those items you need to have with you before you walk out the door, handy for those of us who tend to get halfway down the block before realizing we forgot something and then have to turn around and go back!).

Check out the instructions on how to do it here so that your project turns out as useful and as neat as this one!

Image: Emily Bosma/MyTurnstone