How can I decorate a brick wall in my studio?

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What can I use to decorate a brick wall in my studio? I wanted to put shelves there but can't hammer a nail in brick. The wall has been painted but the blankness stands out. Any ideas?
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  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Apr 14, 2016
    Hardware stores sell brick clips that should help you.

  • Johnchip Johnchip on Apr 14, 2016
    You can hammer concrete or masonry nails into the mortar between the bricks. Some are wedge shaped, some regular shaped but thick and hardened. I use a 40 oz. hammer and drive them straight in, no problem, they do not need to go very deep to hold.

  • KatAych KatAych on Apr 14, 2016
    You might consider hanging shelves from the ceiling or using a free-standing system. There are screws made especially for brick if you'd rather secure them directly to the wall in question.

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Jun 16, 2022

    There are special picture nails for brick walls.