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If the mirror is not too heavy, use monkey hooks. They’ve made hanging anything a total breeze and I used to hate hanging shit with a passion. They work great as long as it’s under ~50 pounds.
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Not sure if this is helpful but I like to use gorilla hooks because the holes will be much smaller/no drill needed
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Maybe if the anchor isn't too long/thick? I don't recognize what you've used in the picture - it doesn't look like the anchors I'm accustomed to.
Here's what I'd do. The hole is there now. If possible remove the anchor/molly/whatever you've got there. Skip the bolt and drive in a wood screw (that's the pointy kind). If it grabs you'll know it and you'll have an even more secure hanging.
In the future maybe consider monkey hooks. I've hung 40 lb carvings with 'em - they're slick and painless.
It's similar to one of these hooks Monkey Hook Picture Hanger Home and Office Pack, 30 pc set https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001KVMNPI/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_aBQyAbB3HG351
It pushes into the drywall with the sharp end and then you just push it in with the curve until the pointy end pushes against the back of the drywall.
Yup, yup! Each can hold over 50lbs each (x2).
I don't think this whole thing is over 100 LBS. Prior to hanging this I was using those same hooks to hang IKEA EXPEDITS for over a year. And that whole set up was heavier than this.
I was going to say, basic stud finders are usually around $12. Some of them have AC voltage detection features built in as well so you don't electrocute yourself.
Really though, the easy way to do things is to buy some Monkey Hooks or equivalent. Then you can just say screw it and put most things where ever you want - as long as you don't hit a stud.
yeah i never trust the guy before me to do his shit right, op dont do it just hang a picture over it like everyone else does. use these you cant hit a wire and they work well
maybe you could use these somehow? if not for the fabric, they are awesome to have in a rental to hang heavier pictures and things.
At our old rental we had a tapestry hanging behind the bed and I just ran a thin rope through the top (and if your fabric doesn't already have a tunnel like curtains do you could easily fold it over and sew one) and then we just did two nails on each side and tied the tapestry up. you could use smaller panels of fabric to get that drapey effect. does this make any sense?
I figured you were rattling them off the walls with all them subs. :D
Theses work great,
Just make sure to avoid the studs.
I’ve hung lots of framed concert posters in my house. In my opinion, monkey hooks are hard to beat. They install easy and hold a lot of weight. I’d recommend adding D-rings and hanging wireto your frames in place of the sawtooth hangers (at least that what the frame shop I’ve used uses). Finish off by adding non-slip rubber dots to the bottom corners. These will keep your frames from scratching the walls as well as grip the wall keeping your frames level.
I've used these, and the larger ones can hold up to 50 lbs.
And it leaves a very small hole, you'd never know it was there.
Monkey hooks. Leaves a tiny hole in the wall and one hook is supposed to hold ~40 lbs
Buy these and never hate hanging things again:
I have mine hung on the wall https://cl.ly/433ae036f4dd
Using these hooks. Easy to install and when you want to remove leaves a small hole https://www.amazon.com/Monkey-Hook-Picture-Hanger-Office/dp/B001KVMNPI/ref=sr_1_1_sspa
You can use picture hangers or monkey hooks. Both of these come with weight ratings, so get something rated to hold the weight of your picture or more.
Can you easily press a thumb tack into the wall? Then it is drywall. You can hammer a nail or push the hook straight into drywall. If the wall is plaster, first drill a hole slightly smaller than the nail or hook you are using, then gently hammer or push into the pre-drilled hole.
Most people do - either those or picture hooks which don't require any tools at all. Anchors and screws are for much heavier installations, think a heavy mirror etc.
Always been my worst fear with mine, and 3 hang above my PC. I wouldn't even use nails, man. Try these. Haven't failed me yet and can hold their weight. See here.
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