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Several years ago, I gifted my parents this really beautiful memory box. I’ve never forgotten about it and have always wanted one of my own!
When Command Brand contacted me about working with them to promote their new Command Décor Damage-Free Wall Tiles, I really wanted to do something special. I decided to think in-the-box, rather than out of it!
My tastes change on a whim these days, and it’s really awesome to have something that will change with them. Creating this memory box to fit the wall tiles gives me the freedom to switch the design out on a whim. I love that!
To make this memory box, I used:
- One pre-primed 1×3 – cut into four 14 inch pieces
- One pre-primed 1×2 – cut into four 14 inch pieces
- One 14 x 14 square of 3/4 plywood
- One 12.5 square of 1/4 plywood
- 2 hinges
- Construction Adhesive
The Damage Free Wall Tiles measure 12.5 inches square, and since I wanted to recess it into the box, I built 2 boxes and hinged them together.
The boards from end to end measure 14 inches. The inside is just a tinge over 12.5 to give room for the wall tile to recess.
I mitered the edges to have a more finished look.
To do this, you’ll need a compound miter saw. Just set the angle to 45 degrees and make your cuts.
For the top of the box, where the tile is recessed, I had to figure out how to attach the plywood so it would sit exactly where I needed it so.
First, I glued my mitered edges together to make the frame.
Then, I set the tile face down on my workbench and laid the plywood square on top of it. I cut small slices of wood and glued them to the plywood and to the frame. This created a support system and worked perfectly!
For this project, I used construction adhesive. It’s amazing and will set up in about 15 minutes which gives you a little time to play around and make sure everything is positioned properly. But once it sets, it’s not going anywhere!
For the bottom of the box, I cut the plywood 14×14 so it would give me more depth inside the box.
After glueing the frame onto the bottom, I flipped it over and nailed a few brad nails to secure it.
Once everything was together, I caulked all the joints to give it a smooth finish. Caulk is totally my bff. Just when you think it’s going to look all janky, you add some caulk and all of the sudden, it’s as if you are a master carpenter!
I gave my two pieces a good coat of spray paint and then installed the hinges.
Finally, I was ready to install the base for the wall tile. They come with very clear and simple instructions. My brain thanks you, Command Brand.
Basically, you press one strip onto the back of the wall tile until you feel it click in.
Then you peel back the protection from the damage-free adhesive strip.
If you are adhering this to the wall, you have a built in level to guide you. They must have had me in mind when they designed this puppy. #noshortcuts
Then you just flip it over and set it where you want pressing firmly on the middle for 30 seconds where the adhesive strip is.
Then pop in your wall tile and you’re in business like nobody’s business!
I love this bright yellow Dandelion design. (<=amazon affiliate link)
Now I can store sweet memories in my very own DIY Memory Box.
Here are a few more designs from the Command Damage-free Wall Tile line. And as they are available exclusively online at Amazon.com, I’ve made sure to link to them for you! I love amazon. Le sigh.
I love this pretty green bird. (<=amazon affiliate link)
This is actually white frame tile, (<=amazon affiliate link) but since I didn’t have a picture on hand, I used a wet erase marker to write on it, and it worked really well.
Here is an actual white-board option with a pretty blue border: (<=amazon affiliate link)
I love how they all look underneath my DIY Pixel Art, and it’s hard to choose a favorite. Thank goodness they are so easy to pop in and out! I’ll think I might even hang a couple on the wall. They are so easy to hang, change and rearrange without fear of damaging any surfaces.
The Command Damage-Free Wall Tiles are available in 30+ designs, so you can go all out and express your personal style. You guys know I’m all over self-expression, especially in your home.
Watch the video below, to find out more about these great Command Damage-Free Wall Tiles!
So, which tile is your favorite? Let me know down in the comments below!