Monkey Hooks are one of my favorite systems for hanging heavy art on the walls. They simply twist into the drywall, no studs needed!
Monkey Hooks are one of my favorite systems for hanging heavy art or mirrors on the walls. They simply hook into the drywall. There’s no need to find studs or use heavy drywall anchors. They actually don’t require any tools!
I finally got my picture window hung on the wall in our bedroom!
It was quite the ordeal to track down the hardware for this. I was so nervous that it was going to fall off the wall, or put too big of a hole, etc.
At first, I bought giant brackets that hold up to 200 lbs. They needed to be screwed into the wall in 5 different spots, but my husband was out of town and I couldn’t bring myself to do that without him. Boy am I glad I waited!
My husband, ever the realist, informed me that the window didn’t weigh more than 30 lbs. and that I was being ridiculous, what else is new? So he went to Lowe’s and came back with D hooks and Monkey Hooks. The D hooks got screwed into the sides of the window, so they wouldn’t be visible after hanging.
How to Install Monkey Hooks
Next, we installed the Monkey Hooks. These things are so awesome! It’s just a thick wire hook that you shove into the drywall. Twist and turn the hook until it goes all the way in and the long piece hooks behind the drywall. There is a small hook on the outside for hanging things.
These little hooks can hold up to 50 lbs. (depending on which ones you buy) and are so awesome! Plus they don’t leave too large of a hole in the wall. We hung up the window and it feels solid as a rock! I took a bunch of pictures but my camera is being weird and randomly stopped uploading, I think I have a bad USB cord actually. So forgive the quality of these last three, they were taken on my iPhone.
It feels really good to get another project on the walls and see things coming together little by little. Now all the bedroom needs are some side tables, a headboard, a few more pieces of art, a mirror, a bench, and possibly a darker stain on that dresser. That’s not too much, right? *GULP*
Oh and Monkey Hooks doesn’t know me or give me money, they are just super awesome! 🙂