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Do (or will) you have kids that will want to try to do a pull-up (or sit on) on a convenient shef? If not, then using the proper anchors should be fine. Many anchors will support far more than the weight you indicated (which is good, due to the leverage the shelf will place on the mounting points. I'd look at toggle bolts instead of screws or thin ...


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The structure of the wall is gone in the direct vicinity, so moving the anchors you have will not work, and spackle is more a replacement for the paper on the drywall, than the gypsum itself. Most useful, I think: Plan A: How to wire a picture, using 2 hooks. The hooks do not have to be level https://www.flickr.com/photos/some_guy/16751622487/ Other ...


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You only get one shot on anchor placement, unless your going to move them both to new holes at least an inch away. At this point I'd be looking at modifying the D-rings: string some picture wire between them or make small loops on both. Switching to toggle-bolts would give you an eighth inch of play, no problem. But you'd need a nut and a washer to stand it ...



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