DIY stands for do it yourself home projects. Doing home projects yourself saves a lot of money and the projects you create can also be fun. Purchasing new furniture can be expensive with the current recession it doesn't hurt to do a few DIY projects. Painting furniture is one of the DIY home projects that takes very little time but can make a big difference. Some pieces to consider painting are bookshelves, especially those that are built in, a kitchen table and chairs, garden. Some DIY home projects take very little money and time, but can have an excellent effect on your home. DIY projects may seem intimidating, especially for first timers, but starting out small can be beneficial. Starting off with a small budget and planning something like your garden too would be a good way to spruce up your yard.