curtain rod in plaster (pics)
This is a minor problem (compared to other things posted on here), but I do need some help! The plaster anchors that I used for our curtain rod in the living room are starting to slip out of the plaster. There is a fine crack above it, so I assume this is resulting from expansion/contraction due to weather changes (we have these in other places in the house and I have repaired them with caulk).
My thought on how to repair this is to fill the holes with joint compound and reattach the hardware, and then I was going to use a rectangular "mending brace" with one end screwed into a stud, and the other acting as cross suppport. I would paint the metal brace, and most of it would not be visible anyways (because the curtain would cover it).
My 2 questions ... is this a crazy idea ? and if not, where are the studs relative to these windows ? I know that the window frames are attached to the studs, but where are the studs relative to the window or relative to the molding ?