How to reinforce drywall for towel bars

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 wall anchor because...

How to make a clothes mannequin stand

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 say for...

How to remove and refinish a popcorn ceiling

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 of the ceiling, same...

How to create custom paint colors inexpensively

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. I am hoping for the...

What type of towel bar to use with restricted space

Cheri asked We are in the midst of remodeling our bathroom. In doing so, we have lost towel bar space. Our option is to get a free-standing towel rack/bar or install towel bars on an inward curved wall. Can we do so with a standard towel bar? I’ve investigated...