I’ve been installing curtains in my new rental (with approval!). I’m not a total novice but definitely lean towards that side. I was successful in two rooms, using a mix of drywall anchors and drilling into studs.
I started the final room just now, and am struggling with the center bracket. I assumed it would be over a stud, given the center one was over a stud in the other rooms, but a small testing hole I drilled went easily through so it seemed like drywall.
I thus tried the drywall anchors and things started to go amiss. One went in fine, the other one went in almost all the way but broke off. I just figured I’d screw it in anyway. But the screw in the broken off drywall anchor wouldn’t drill in much at all, and the on into the successful drywall anchor also wouldn’t go in all the way. No matter the force or drill vs. screwdriver - it stuck out about 1/2” or so (1 and 1/4” screw).
I’m a bit at a loss on what to do. The one thing I can think of is maybe this is exactly where prior curtains were? Not sure how that would impact things, but I know they filled some holes last week before I moved in and while I can’t clearly see marks, I could in other rooms and they were very similar heights. This is the exact place I need to screw in, though; any suggestions on how to rectify this?