harmony....This should be a fun question to answer. I really enjoy home projects, even more than I did years ago, since I have more time to invest now. One of my favorite things to do, is choose a room and plan a complete Re-Do!
I will strip the room, totally, of furnishings, decor, window coverings..., old flooring...right down to a bare room of 4 walls.
I will write down and draw, the vision I have for a new room. I include colors, style, arrangement of furnishings....I may reupholster, paint, design an art wall..etc. I choose pieces of furniture, replacing some by trading from one room to another. or picking up a very different piece, often from a used furniture store...(I like older pieces that have some character and subtle signs of age). I will change the lighting, and always somehow, manage to add a book case, filled with many from throughout the house. Finally, I try to do something unique, for the floor.
I estimate what I can spend, both money and time......and then go to work, at my own pace. I like to take before, during and after pictures and then place them in my "Home Projects" Album, with dates and my original plans. A secondary reason I do this, is because I'm happy and proud to say, no one would BELIEVE me when I took credit for a room.....they'd accuse me of paying an expert and just saying I did it. That angered and flattered me, at the same time! LOL.
Through the years, I have surprised and even amazed myself at what I can do, if my heart is in it!
This little hobby of mine was instilled in me by my very talented Dad....as I walked behind him, where ever he went, watching him transform my childhood home. He was a patient and wise man, with no sons, but a "Tom-Girl," daughter. I had my own toolbelt at age 6! LOL I have never attempted plumbing...and I doubt I ever will!