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STOP Making Wall Holes While Hanging Curtains & Drapes

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I don't like making holes in the wall unless it's necessary because they're such eyesores.
It's sort of tedious to patch up holes and paint over them, especially if you rent.
And who knows what color paint you used, if you ever remember.

Thankfully the 3M Command strips made it possible to prevent wall hole making.
Aside from hanging posters and hooks as suggested by 3M,
I came up with other ideas on how to hang other items such as drapes
without poking holes in the wall a couple years ago at a friend's place.

There are 3 various ways that I came up with but this instructable will be showing
the customizable way and at the end are the 2 variations.
It's just a matter of using hardware and supplies beyond what they're originally intended for.
These hanging methods are meant for medium to light curtain or drapes.

Being that this was done a while back, the photo documentation isn't as detailed
as my recent work.
But this project is very easy and straightforward anyways.
I don't work for 3M, I just like this product.
Hope to save a few walls by publishing this. :D

 
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Step 2: Assemble and paint rod holders

Prime the post cap then glue the door stop on it.

Paint with desired color.

Apply 3M Command strips at the back. Follow 3M instructions.
Place 2 for extra strength due to the length of the curtain rod and weight of the drapes.
The instructions also come with weight restrictions.
If I was really paranoid I'd place 3 but the drapes held up and didn't fall down at all.

Despite the strips sticking out for easy removal, it wasn't so bad because the drapes covered them.
Burn5 years ago
On step 4, the image, what is the list of supplies needed to do that, what are the rings with the clasps on them called, where can they be purchased? what is the rod you are using made out of(where can it be purchased)? I really need some curtains for my room, and this seems like the perfect way to do it. please help me do it by giving me the list of supplies need.

-Thanks
steve2486 years ago
I was to hang a mosquito net for house in Taiwan. The 3M command strips certainly a good choice to put a hooks on concrete wall and ceiling than driving or drill into the concrete.
corinna.anni.roc (author)  steve2486 years ago
Wow, didn't realize they're that strong and adhesive enough to go on concrete. Thanks for the tip, tropical mosquitoes are definitely the worst. I just came from the art show tonight and they used the command strips too.
flataffect6 years ago
As a former renter and someone who likes to change things pretty regularly, I have to say this a really good Instructable. Thanks for sharing. :)
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