Hanging Shelving on a Brick Wall?

Good Questions

Pin it button big

Q: I'm renting an apartment in an old Brooklyn brownstone and I'm attempting to put shelves up on a wall that I'm assuming is brick. Being a total amateur, I started with the wrong drill bit and anchors and did some damage to the wall. I'm talking a couple holes 1.5 inches in diameter and about an inch deep. So first question, how do I fix these holes? Second, do I give up on my dream for a bookshelf nook for sake of not completely destroying this place?

Sent by Priscilla

Editor: Please share your advice on working with brick with Priscilla in the comments below - thanks!

• Got a question? Email yours with pic attachments here (those with pics get answered first)

You Might Also Like

Promoted Stories


Good Questions

Janel Laban is the Executive Editor of Apartment Therapy and has been working here, at the dreamiest of dream jobs, since March 2006.