Weeks ago Charlie and I hung the living room curtain rods. We were careful to use the drywall inserts so the rods would be sturdy.
Unfortunately even before the curtains (and they are fairly heavy) were hung the brackets showed signs of weakness and were already leaning southward.
We took a quick Monday morning trip to Lowes where there are all sorts of anchors and mollies and toggles. Charlie stopped an obviously experienced contractor-type who told us what he would use in a similar situation. ( E-Z Ancor Self-Drilling Drywall Anchors.)
We bought 8 even though some of the original plastic anchors seem to be holding just fine. Anyway, Charlie did this project alone and when I came home, lo and behold, all ready for me to work my magic. (The magic I had planned for last Saturday.)
So the living room curtain rods are up, again.
Can you tell me why manufacturers of things like curtain rods don’t put reasonable hardware in the package? After all one rod for $45 seems like a lot to me, Mr. Penney.