HANGING A SWAG LAMP
You’ll find anchor hooks at
the hardware store for $2-3. There should be instructions on the
back of the package.
Installation requires that you drill a hole in your ceiling that is big enough to
the largest end of the toggle wings when they're folded down (see
illustration below). 1/2" to 5/8" diameter. The hole you
make will probably look large and ugly. Have no fear, unless
you used a jack hammer to drill the hole, it will be covered up by
the hook base plate.
If you do not have an electric
drill, you can use a nail and a hammer to make a series of small
holes in close proximity to one another, poking and jabbing until
you have a single large hole. Do not poke your eye out.
Screw the bolt into the toggle wings and stuff the assembly into the hole
you made in the ceiling -- fat end first.
Thread the hook onto the threaded stem a bit, and pull the hook
downwards toward you, so the wings will start doing the splits (see
Continue tightening until the hook is snug to the ceiling.