26 April 2010

Hook troubles

I have soft walls.  Hate them.  Where's a stud when you need it, you know what I mean?  And I ain't talkin' men. ;)

I have had this hook I got at Cost Plus hanging in my half bath since we moved in, pretty much.  Since I wanted to hang it in a spot that didn't have a stud we used anchors.  But a couple weeks ago even the anchors weren't holding anymore, and my hook became homeless.  So I have since been on a mission to find an alternative way to hang it, sans screws and more gaping holes in my wall (and hopefully hide the exisiting holes in my wall).  An alternative, CREATIVE, fast fix way to hang it.  Until I have time to properly patch and repaint, etc., etc.

Here is what I've finally come up with (after much trial and error).  Sorry for the photo, there are no windows in this bathroom so I was stuck with the effects of automatic flash lighting.



Materials I used:

decorative wall hook
frame
scrapbook paper
mod podge
heavy nails
hot glue

First I removed the glass from the frame.  Then I mod podged scrap paper over the cardboard insert in the frame.  Hung my frame on the wall using heavy nails.  And I secured it to the wall with hot glue.  (No throwing tomatoes!)  Then I nailed the hook THROUGH the frame's cardboard backing into the wall with 2 more heavy nails.

I sure hope it holds up because it's freaking cute, isn't it?

Linking up!


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6 comments:

C.R.A.F.T. said...

WOW! You're good :) and it sounds pretty sturdy to me! I am excited to check out her shopping tips up North...I need a good reason to explore up there! I tend to say down south :) Thank you for linking up!

ps. i am making some of those shoes too...they are SO cool!

Chris said...

I'd love to know how this works. We've got a similar situation in our bathroom with the toilet paper holder!

Patrice said...

I love the bright pop of color! Great! Thanks for stopping by Lemon Tree Creations

TJ said...

have you heard of monkey hooks? they would solve the problem. they don't cause giant holes in your walls and you don't need a hammer to put them in. you can find them at target. totally worth it.

Anj said...

Brillant! I grew up in an old house with ultra soft walls. this would have worked wonders! Fun colors too!

C.R.A.F.T. said...

just wanted to let you know that i featured you at my M.M.M. party today :)