Written by Jessica Chaffins
…..school backpacks that is. My wall mounted coat rack that my husband made for has worked out great, except for the girls backpacks (insert eye roll here). Originally I asked him to make me another one to hang little lower on the wall for backpacks, but quickly changed my mind. Decided I would use something a little more simple. I love decorative hooks and knobs…hundreds of tiny pieces of art that subtly reflect your personality!! So of course I had to visit my local Hobby Lobby and dig through all their lovely treasures!!
Took me forever to decide on which ones I wanted to settle on. I wanted the style and vibe of the knobs to make me think of each of my girls individual personalities. Plus it needed to flow with my style that I have in the living room. After about 30-40 minutes of searching through all of these knobs, I finally picked my three favs….so home with me they will come.
Now to evaluate my space and execute my plan! I searched through my husbands stash (again) to look for wall anchors to place in the wall. Since the threaded rods on the knobs are not meant to screw into anything, I decided to use a wall anchor. The threaded rods on the knobs will act as a screw and expand the anchor “arms” to do its duty, bracing against the sheet rock. After going through a few that we had, I was able to find 3 anchors that matched the diameter size and threading as my knobs. If you don’t happen to have them on hand, they are pretty cheap to get at any hardware store. Normally runs about 30 cents each. The anchor will be acting as the nut would if attached to a drawer or door.
I want the knobs fairly low on the wall, almost looking as though the backpacks are hovering over the floor when hanging. After I was done eyeballing (I know, I know…but it works for me) my husband drilled holes the correct size for these anchors to be inserted. Once they are put into the wall, we just started screwing the knobs causing the “arms” of anchors to spread and grab the back part of the sheet rock. If you have never used anchors before, you will begin to feel a lot of tension while the arms are expanding. So don’t be afraid to use pressure…just don’t get all Hulk on it or anything.
Now for the real test ……..
SUCCESS!!!! Now I won’t have book bags falling in front of the door constantly…..at least for now!!! But until…..STILL SUCCESS!!!
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– Sincerely Renee & Jessica