enter image description hereI was drilling into the wall by a corner to hang a plant and went through a thin metal panel. My first thought was that it was protecting a stud but I only see what looks like insulation behind it.

My next thought was that this was a corner bead - you can see on the wall itself a thin line all the way down the wall.

Does anyone have any idea what I drilled through? :)

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    Give us another picture with some context - how far from the corner is this?
    – FreeMan
    Oct 13, 2023 at 0:45
  • How far from the corner is the hole? You might be trying to anchor into nothing... Oct 13, 2023 at 0:47
  • Added a couple more pictures; it’s about 3/4” away from the corner.
    – John
    Oct 13, 2023 at 0:48
  • Any chance this place is built with metal studs?
    – Huesmann
    Oct 13, 2023 at 15:23

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Yes, you drilled through corner bead.

If the object is really light, go for it, but you're basically putting a fastener between the back of the drywall and a stud, so it really isn't strong. 1.5-2" from the corner gets you reliably into the stud.

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