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Ursula Carmona is the creative mind behind the DIY and design blog Home Made by Carmona, a TOH favorite

This DIYer is no stranger to home remodeling on a lean budget! "Unbelievably, I have three bathtub and shower remodels going on at the same time," Ursula Carmona wrote in How to Remodel a Shower/ Bath for Less. She shares countless tips on everything from keeping closets organized to keeping plants watered while you're on vacation.

Here, we share our top 5 favorite DIY projects from Ursula's amazing blog:

1. Diamond-tufted Headboard

<p>Upholstered headboards became a huge design trend a few years back, but many have found that this approach to the bedroom-furniture staple is, well, just super comfy. Readymade options were so pricey, though, that many DIYers made their own. This tutorial is a good one to look at if you want to get this look without breaking the bank. See the full tutorial at <a href="http://www.homemadebycarmona.com/make-diamond-tufted-headboard/" target="_blank">homemadebycarmona.com</a></p> <h2>2. Armchair

Upholstered headboards became a huge design trend a few years back, but many have found that this approach to the bedroom-furniture staple is, well, just super comfy. Readymade options were so pricey, though, that many DIYers made their own. This tutorial is a good one to look at if you want to get this look without breaking the bank. See the full tutorial at homemadebycarmona.com

2. Armchair Makeover with Paint

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<p>It's amazing what a fresh coat of paint can do, but makers hardly ever think to paint their sofa or an upholstered armchair! Results can be dramatic and quite chic. Explore Ursula's tried-and-tested process at <a href="http://www.homemadebycarmona.com/the-great-armchair-chalk-over/" target="_blank">homemadebycarmona.com</a></p> <p> </p> <h2>3. Garbage Can Privacy Screen</h2>

It's amazing what a fresh coat of paint can do, but makers hardly ever think to paint their sofa or an upholstered armchair! Results can be dramatic and quite chic. Explore Ursula's tried-and-tested process at homemadebycarmona.com

3. Garbage Can Privacy Screen

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<p>Recycling and trash bins are eyesores in front of the house. Hide them with something handsome. Pick up the full tutorial for <a href="http://www.homemadebycarmona.com/garbage-can-privacy-screen/" target="_blank">this project </a>over at <a href="https://www.buildsomething.com/plans/P7768AED53C31CCA0/ModernStyledPrivacyScreen" target="_blank">buildsomething.com</a></p> <p> </p> <h2>4. Cube Organizer</h2>

Recycling and trash bins are eyesores in front of the house. Hide them with something handsome. Pick up the full tutorial for this project over at buildsomething.com

4. Cube Organizer

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<p>The best way to combat clutter is to create a home for all of your stuff. <a href="http://www.homemadebycarmona.com/diy-custom-cube-organizer/" target="_blank">Cube organizers</a> are handy for living areas, especially in households with kids. They make terrific catch-alls for small toys and other things. This design only requires four boards and a box of screws to build! Check out the full tutorial at <a href="https://www.buildsomething.com/plans/P13B191032B9493C5/CustomCubeOrganizer" target

The best way to combat clutter is to create a home for all of your stuff. Cube organizers are handy for living areas, especially in households with kids. They make terrific catch-alls for small toys and other things. This design only requires four boards and a box of screws to build! Check out the full tutorial at buildsomething.com

5. Coffee Table with Sliding Drawers

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<p>This boardgame-friendly coffee table offers pullout surfaces and small storage compartments for game pieces. Ursula notes that the design also replaces TV-dinner trays and makes a great crafting desk for her two daughters. The puzzle-storage tier is a nice detail. Pick up the full tutorial for <a href="http://www.homemadebycarmona.com/diy-coffee-table-with-pullouts/" target="_blank">this project</a> at <a href="https://www.buildsomething.com/plans/P4F9067ED84B9DE01/BoardGamersCoffeeTable" tar

This boardgame-friendly coffee table offers pullout surfaces and small storage compartments for game pieces. Ursula notes that the design also replaces TV-dinner trays and makes a great crafting desk for her two daughters. The puzzle-storage tier is a nice detail. Pick up the full tutorial for this project at buildsomething.com



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