Step 2: Prep the Fasteners

spraypainting the screws with Rustoleum black paint
Photo: Kristine Larsen
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by spraying them with black paint formulated for metal, such as Rustoleum American Accents ($5.20; Kmart), so that they'll match the iron rack.
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    Tools List

    • level
      Level
    • ratchet wrench
      Ratchet wrench
    • drill
      Drill/driver
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    Shopping List

    1. Salvaged iron window guard from Demolition Depot

    2. Renaissance wax polish from Amazon

    3. Wrought iron S hooks from Eagle Emporium4. Anchoring hardware that's appropriate for your wall type

    5. Rustoleum American Accents black spray paint from Kmart