My Dad use to cringe when my Mom got out a hammer and nails or worse: drywall anchors. She would tell him, “They are my walls I’ll do what I want.”
When we moved into this house after she passed away, I took down one of her large, original paintings in the living room. I counted 15 nail holes where she had looked for a stud to hang it (very large heavy painting, needed support). I laughed and wondered if my Dad had cringed when she did this to the wall.
Here’s a great page from Bob Vila about how to removed drywall anchors, probably what she should have used instead.
With the Holidays here and folks decorating, this might be useful come January 1, 2017: