How to reinforce drywall for towel bars

Today's DIY Question Steven asked This is a wobbly side of a bathroom towel rack. The left side hole was simply screwed into the dry wall, and the right side hole had one of those white screw-type wall anchors that I screwed out. I cannot simply replace with a larger...

How to remove or cover water stains on a fireplace

Today's DIY Question Dawn asked My fireplace has water stains where it once leaked. I sold the house and would like to try to remove the stains, or can I stain the fireplace to cover the water stains. The water stains have caulking streaks in it. I have tried soapy...

How to make a clothes mannequin stand

Today's DIY Question Brittany asked I found this old mannequin with legs and a head and, as an aspiring designer, I decided to recycle it. So I cut the head and legs off and got what you see in the picture. It's some kind of hard plastic, possibly fiber glass (can't...

Where can I find a list of basic tools and DIY guides

Today's DIY Question DIY Guys and Gals asked Where can we find a list of the most essential and useful DIY tools, and other DIY guides? DIY Answer Guy Hi Everyone, DIY Essential Guides is a great great resource I put together for beginners and advanced DIY'ers. And if...

How to remove and refinish a popcorn ceiling

Today's DIY Question Clem asked I recently moved into a small apartment in Manhattan. There is a popcorn ceiling. I noticed a small water stain. Upon closer inspection, the ceiling I discovered is dry. However, the ceiling crumbled in my hand. I checked another part...

How to create custom paint colors inexpensively

Today's DIY Question Shannon asked I am a high school art teacher and we are creating various murals at our school and I need a large variety of latex colors but small amounts (not enough to buy gallons of everything). How can I mix colors myself to paint on the wall....