“No hammers, no nails, no screws…
holds up to 50 pounds”
Why Monkey Hooks?
Lets all agree that hanging décor on the walls gives any room a facelift. Some areas need a strategically placed mirror to brighten and expand the space, other spots cry out for an artsy black and white, and occasionally you find a perfect nook for a favorite framed quote.
The question is: how do you attach these treasures to the walls?
I’ve lived in many, many homes. Rentals all over the country have fallen victim to my affinity for decorating, and the amount and variety of wall holes left in our wake is enough to make any landlord groan.
One time we moved while I was pregnant with twins. Our friends and family were kind enough to take over the bulk of the work. One couple in particular took on the job of patching our drywall. You know what they got us for a housewarming gift at our new place? Lots and lots of stick-to-the-wall hooks requiring no holes whatsoever. Ha!
While my drywall anchors left enormous evidence, those sticky hooks ripped off paint more often than not. It seemed as if there was no way around damaging the walls for the sake of a cozy, welcoming abode. Enter, Amazing Monkey Hooks.
No hammers, no nails, no screws. You push the pointy end into the drywall, twist and shimmy and push the entire curve of metal into the hole, and you’re left with a small, unobtrusive hook that can hold up to 50 pounds.
Pulling them out is easy, too, and that tiny hole is still the only evidence left when you change your mind and decide the painting looks better on the other wall…. or two inches to the left… or upstairs!
Things to remember:
Amazing Monkey Hooks claims you won’t need any tools or studs. There are two lessons in this statement, and hopefully you can learn from my mistake.
I have a large mirror that I love hanging near blindspots; in other words, I place it in rooms to give me a visual into another room or hallway, so you can see what’s coming. Parents in particular will find this tactic useful.
We’ve recently bought a new house. (Yay! No landlords! Now I have to patch and paint the wall holes myself!) And this was my first time hanging my mirror with Amazing Monkey Hooks. I quickly discovered that the tools you WILL need if you’re hanging an item with two attachment points are: a pencil to mark the wall, a level, and a measuring tape or yard stick.
The directions for Amazing Monkey Hooks remind you to mark the wall at a spot ¼ inch above where you want the hook. Easy enough. I did the typical measuring, centering, and leveling.
“Is this product worth it? No hammers, no nails, easy wall hanging. It’s a win.”Emily Metcalf
Now for the famed easy installation:
One hook went in smooth as butter. The wiggling action is necessary, but you’ll feel the point making its way up the wall.
Onto the other hook! Here’s where my story goes sideways. I pushed the point into the wall, but soon discovered after much sweating and grunting, that I’d run into a stud. Usually that’s a good thing when hanging something heavy, right? Well, not with Amazing Monkey Hooks. Remember: no tools, no studs? The hooks are brilliantly designed for drywall. ONLY drywall.
I decided the simple fix would be to use a screw on this side, and screw it right into the stud. So what if the left side has a screw and the right side has a monkey hook? The mirror won’t know the difference! So I hung the mirror, and stepped back.
My carefully leveled marks were for two monkey hooks, which hang a quarter inch below the entry point, remember? So the only problem with one straight screw and one curved monkey hook, is that you get a crooked mirror. The only thing to do at this point was to pull the monkey hook out and push it in a quarter inch higher.
Ta da! Not as straightforward as I’d imagined, but the mirror is finally level and securely attached.
Learn from my silly user errors: check for studs in the wall before you measure!
Aside from my comical attempt at hanging a mirror, I’ve found the Amazing Monkey Hooks simple and useful. The range of weight bearing hooks easily covers anything you’d want to display on your walls, and the small pinprick left in the drywall is a world away from the gaping holes other devices leave. I’m so glad I’ve found Amazing Monkey Hooks just in time to decorate my new home!
I’m hooked, pun intended.