We are in the process of taking things down off the walls. We're moving you see, so it's necessary to remove the pictures and fake works of art and posters as evidence of our taste from the various walls. The thing I noticed though, as I followed the hubby from room to room was the things we used to hang those various works of art. Mostly it was those brass tack, looped around hanger thingee. But occasionally, there was a screw or just a plain nail. Sometimes it depended on the substance of the wall, sometimes the weight of the thing being hung and sometimes it was either just mere whim or frustration about what possible thing could be used at the spur of the moment. Hubby is a meticulous man, so these various wall hangings did NOT fall off the wall. Once there, they stayed there. And were probably dust-encrusted from years past. Yechhh.