Command Strip Failure
As I deck out my new pad in cool mid century modern furniture I'm always looking for that extra accent that really makes it scream Mad Men. We have some really cool antique shops in downtown Billings which are just the place to find a cool clock like this early 60's brass sunburst clock. They were asking $45 and through my expert skills in negotiation I bargained it down to $35.
Previously I had had a very lightweight framed photo occupying this spot above my mid century modern Keller credenza and Culver Barware martini pitcher and glasses. The clock weighs approximately 6 lbs. I had the framed photo hanging on a Command Strip so obviously I was a little apprehensive to hang something as heavy as this clock up there. I put the clock up and the Command Strip seemed to easily bear the weight.
I kept checking to see if it was coming loose but it wasn't. At one point I began to get nervous and thought I should probably put a regular nailed in hook it the Command Strips' place just in case. I took the clock down, looked at the strip and it seemed just fine so I put the clock back up. The next morning as I was ironing my shirt... BOOM, CRASH. For a second I wondered what the heck had happened but before I even looked I knew... the Command Strip had given way and my clock had fallen and judging by the sound it had broken all or part of my 50 year old Culver Martini Set. At first it didn't seem quite as bad as I thought. The only thing that had broken was the martini pitcher which I later found out is very difficult to find. Then I noticed marks on the back of my credenza... the clock had fallen, gouged into my credenza, then fell over and knocked my martini pitcher onto the floor where it met it's fate.
Lesson: Do not hang anything heavy with a Command Strip. And then... depression set in.