Hanging curtain wire between old walls
September 21, 2011 11:54 AM Subscribe
I hung up curtains last week using IKEA's Dignitet
curtain wire system. Last night the steel cable yanked one of the mounts
out of the brick wall
it was attached to. What do I do now?
posted by ar0n to home & garden (10 answers total)
I mounted the Dignitet mounts on opposing walls (IKEA picture is on single wall) and tensioned the steel wire just enough to hang straight; also, curtains were very light. The brick walls are old and known to be in not too great shape, but did I do something wrong? Did I use the wrong plugs? how should I go about rehanging the Dignitet mount in the same spot? I imagine I'd have to fill up the holes again somehow, but with what? And how do I make sure the plug have enough grip in the wall for the mount to stay put?
My local DIY store isn't very good at dispensing advice, so please hope me.