Get Your “Fix” From Norma Vally… Ask A DIY Question. The Toolbelt Diva Will Answer.

July 25, 2014 by
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Jean B was confused by countertops. Anna L had a bum electrical outlet. Sharon needed less pop on her glossy pink staircase. Laurel said, “No more!” to her popcorn ceiling. Nina wanted to clean her oven without nasty chemicals. AJ was grossed out by showerhead buildup. V White was looking to get creative with accent tiles. Melissa Martine wanted to refinish a flea market find. Sue Wilson imagined outfitting her attic in denim. Wynonna wanted to prep her house for vacation.

So what did all of these smart WYSK readers do? They turned to home improvement expert Norma “Toolbelt Diva” Vally, who just so happens to be WYSK’s resident DIY Contributor, to get the no nonsense goods on their specific “fix”.

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NOW is YOUR chance to “ask the expert” anything and everything you ever wanted to know about home improvements and maintenance projects or fixes big and small.

Plumbing, electricity, heating/cooling, walls, floors, doors, windows, kitchen, baths, gardens, and more, from the aesthetic to the functional… bring it on because Norma has seen and done it all and has all the answers to share.

YOUR DIY question may just be the next “star” of one of Norma’s upcoming Fix-It Friday columns.


fix-it-fridaySo weekend warriors, aspiring handywomen, and even seasoned DIYers we want to hear from you.

What do you want to know?

Just add your question to the comments section below or email it directly to Women You Should Know.

  • nicony

    I recently had a shower installed in my basement. I was originally going with a shower curtain to curtail costs but happened to come across a great deal on a shower door. Any pointers on installing shower doors. Could I possibly attempt this myself?

  • APS

    I too am looking for new shower doors… for a stall shower and for a tub… would love some suggestions!

  • Jennifer

    Ok Norma. In my bathroom, I had a towel bar handing just below my window. Painters came to repair some humidty issues and repaint, and they took down the towel bar. I wanted to put it back up, obviously not in the same place.
    So I measured etc. and started drilling with a drill bit for plaster and boom, I hit metal. Now I didn’t want to go and put
    in the metal drill bit because since there is a structural problem
    around the window, I figured if I start fiddling with metal, I may lose a
    window ! So I tried a little further down, the lower hole and there, I
    didn’t want to insist either because although I didn’t hit metal, I’m
    running up again something…. On the upper hole I must have gotten in a
    quarter of an inch, and the lower, half an inch. So how do I do this without make my wall look like Swiss cheese???

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