Hey, we figured out a solution thanks to you guys!
Apparently a big reason why my boyfriend didn't want to do the concrete anchor or whatnot was because he didn't think the apartment company would appreciate us drilling into the brick. Alas, we did do that and all is well.
So, thanks! Our living room is totally finished!
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