Step Use a super dark stain (with grey undertones, not yellow/orange) like Minwax Dark Walnut. The secret here is to apply the stain with a brush, let it sit for several minutes, then gently wipe off the excess with an old (lint-free) rag.
Chalkboard Calligraphy - use scissors to sharpen your chalk, Magic Erasers remove all smudges, write each letter individually, go back over anywhere your pen would've moved downward and thicken the line, upward strokes should remain thin
Positive Charge- Use an old toolbox (or any container) as an undercover charging station. Drill a hole in the back of the box to make way for a power strip. Then cover the power strip with a board featuring drilled holes for electronic cords.