I'm installing an IKEA Bjurstra wall-mounted table.
The primary load-bearer is the vertical column, and I've successfully fastened this to a wood stud using 2x #12x2 pan head drill screws:
But the same screws applied to the braces that keep the table flush to the wall, ended up only stripping the dry wall:
So now, though the vertical column is holding up the table just fine, the screws on the braces are loose and hanging out.
What kind of screws should I have used?
Aside from starting over and installing the table at a different height, what can I do to amend this situation?
I am not a DIY-savvy person, so I would prefer ease or convenience over cost-savings. Thank you.