Hang a heavy picture on a sheetrock wall.
(this is a project that I have to do this saturday, 12/4.)
naturally, i have attached heavy picture wire to the back of the painting. however, when i checked the wall, i found that the nearby stud is not nearby enough to place the picture where I want it.
i think i need to install a toggle bolt (through sheetrock) so that the bolt head protrudes about 1/2" from the wall to accept the picture wire. but how to do this???
possible solution: i am going to try running two 1/4" nuts and a fender washer up to the bolt head before attaching the toggle and inserting it in the wall. i figure the fender washer will stop the bolt from zipping into the hole and the two nuts will hold the bolt head away from the wall (to accept the picture wire). has anyone tried this??
THANKS VERY MUCH!
i thought of molly bolts, but i think that type of bolt has to be screwed in all the way to the wall, also.