Deer Old Window & Heavy Hanging Tip

I rarely pay full price for anything but as I walked through Homegoods the other day, I found something that I couldn’t pass up.

A pewter looking deer head mounted on black wood.
He goes perfect with my old window.
I have to tell you – this window has saved my walls. I can make holes in the old wood and not touch the sheet rock. I used monkey hooks in the sheet rock and D rings screwed into the back of the window to hang it. If you don’t know about monkey hooks – here is a picture of them.
You can find them in hardware stores or even Walmart in the section where other framing or hanging supplies are. They hold anywhere from 30 to 50 pounds each. The hole they leave in the wall is so small.
Here are D rings.
I use framing wire looped into them for smaller items, like in the photo above then I can use only one Monkey Hook in the middle of where I want to hang my art.
For heavier items like the big window – I screw a large D ring on two sides and hook them directly on the Monkey Hook!
The only thing is – if you hit a stud – you get to use a 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 inch screw instead. 
Easiest way to hang anything…promise!
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Little Vintage Cottage
October 25, 2013 2:41 pm

I've seen those hook things before but didn't know how they worked.I LOVE your room, it looks so beautiful and cozy!Tania

October 25, 2013 4:48 pm

This piece looks gorgeous and what a great addition!!! We have used those hooks before and they are great.Cynthia

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper
October 25, 2013 5:31 pm

LOVE the deer there! it's perfect!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper
October 25, 2013 5:31 pm

LOVE the deer there! it's perfect!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life)
October 25, 2013 5:36 pm

That deer head looks perfect in your room and definitely makes the window. Great find. Hugs, Marty

Angela Ryder
October 25, 2013 6:27 pm

Looks perfect on your window!!! Love it!~~Angela

Deidre Gilchrest
October 25, 2013 9:36 pm

Hey Holly Your \”rockin\” the deer head!Looks Fabulous! Its a good thing 😉

October 25, 2013 10:06 pm

Love it!!! 🙂

Gee Singh Newbanks
October 26, 2013 12:41 am

Monkey hooks are a MUST with all the art I showcase at home. Luv the new addition to the old window. Happy weekend! hugs, Gee

Danni SiloHillFarm
October 26, 2013 9:25 am

I like your deer. I wish mine were elegant and pewter looking instead of real and kind of scary looking. (My husband likes to hunt.) I love your window and I've never heard of monkey hooks. I'm going to look for them next time I'm in town!

Susan Homeroad
October 26, 2013 11:11 am

Love the deer Holly and the window! I have those hooks and I have to be honest… I've never opened the package! Thanks for the inspiration, I certainly have enough things hanging around here… I'm going to give it a try!

October 26, 2013 11:19 am

Your deer (does he have a name?) looks perfect there on your wall!

Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door
October 26, 2013 4:18 pm

Those monkey hooks are great! Thanks so much for sharing the diagram showing how to wrap the wires on the D-rings. I always wonder if my wire is going to come undone over time. LOVE your living room, Holly! Gorgeous!

October 26, 2013 4:23 pm

What a perfect spot for him!! LOVE your livingroom and that huge window!!

Debra Oliver
October 26, 2013 5:03 pm

thanks for your tip on the monkey hooks, love that window and deer head, such a great look!!

October 26, 2013 5:12 pm

Love that deer head! It's perfect on the window frame. It fits your room perfectly too. I don't blame you for falling in love with it. Sometimes, you just gotta get it!!!

Ever Evolving Life 4-5
October 27, 2013 12:28 am

Great tip on the monkey hooks! I have never seen them before. I LOVE the deer head, and it looks perfect on the window. The deer should go great with Christmas decor too!Heather

must love junk
October 27, 2013 3:46 pm

The deer head is so fun! Your wall looks great! :)Susan

October 28, 2013 8:02 pm

the deer goes great with your room! and i had no idea what a monkey hook was–tfs:)

October 29, 2013 3:55 pm

Never heard of a monkey hook! I will be looking for them now.