Do you remember last week when we failed miserably at trying to hang curtains in our bedroom? To refresh your memory, I wanted to hang a double curtain rod on all four windows in our plaster-walled bedroom, but every kind of anchor and screw we tried destroyed our walls and left big crumbly holes — and a whole lot of failure. It was horrible and frustrating and I just wanted to cry and move to the suburbs.
Remember this photo? This is what I was hoping the windows would look like when I was done: a couple of grey patterned panels over a golden yellow crinkle sheer, all from West Elm.
And this is what our bedroom windows look like now:
S U C C E S S
WE DID IT!!
These little guys, walldog screws, saved the day. After trying several other kinds of anchors, these are the only ones that worked on our thick, crumbly 122-year-old plaster walls. Plus, it is so much fun to say “waaaaalldog.” It’s a good name for a band, right?
We also learned that drilling a hole smaller than the screw allows for a little bit of crumbling without creating a hole that’s too big.
Now I am so incredibly happy with our bedroom and I can’t wait to continue working on it and making it even more amazing! We did it! We did it! We have curtains! I have some more WILD and CRAZY ideas for decorating this room, let me tell you. Just you wait and see.