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A few weeks back, my very first attempt at mounting the heavy headboard up wasn't as successful as it tore a hole in my wall. Prior to my fail-age, I asked a Home Depot employee what the best solution would be to mount a heavy object to an apartment wall. When his recommendation didn't work, I was almost hesitant to try again as I cemented the hole closed. Maybe the idea was way over my head and not as practical as I imagined?
|Before the massive hole|
I was still willing to try one more time, and went to Home Depot looking for a more heavy duty solution. I came across 'Hangman - Picture Hanging System'. It came with two levers, one of which attaches to the headboard, and the other one on the wall. It was about 15 bucks, so I thought I'd buy it and return it if it didn't work out.
I measured and marked the exact place where I wanted to hang my headboard. My dad suggested I attach plastic anchors into the wall before I drilled in the nails--and the lever was secure enough to hold the headboard.
Part I: Painting my leather-ottoman-seat cover-headboard